Feinstein Takes Another Crack At Banning
America's Most Popular Rifles. Again.

By Larry Keane, NSSF. March 16, 2021

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is at it again. She has introduced yet another piece of legislation to ban the most popular selling centerfire rifle in America. She wants to bring California-style gun control to the rest of America. Here's her problem… with 21 million background checks for the sale of a gun last year, America doesn't want it.

Sen. Feinstein introduced S. 736, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021. It was joined by a companion version in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 1808, introduced by U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.). Not a single Republican senator or representative has signed onto either bill.

The bills would be far-reaching, expanding the failed 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, also written by Sen. Feinstein and then-Sen. Joe Biden when he was a sitting Democratic senator from Delaware. He's now in the Oval Office, with a pocketful of IOU's to gun control groups, including his promise to not just re-enact the ban on modern sporting rifles, including the AR-15-style rifle, but also his plan he told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he would confiscate them if he could.

Then vs Now

The 1994 ban included 19 specific models of AR-15 rifles. This latest version hoisted that to 205 specific models. It increased the cosmetic features by which antigun politicians seek to classify what is an "assault weapon," when they actually have no bearing on the operating system of the firearm. .....

The objective is not just to want to ban "assault" style weapons but the much deeper purpose is to eradicate all guns - that of course is the ultimate objective. Within all the ban talk we see as usual the abject lack of firearms knowledge as well as the placing of numerous cosmetic features on the 'no-no' list.


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