Democrats Radical ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Includes Some Pistols, Shotguns and Hunting Rifles

HOMELAND SECURITY – With control of Congress and the White House, Democrats continue to push a far-left agenda. The latest example, a radical gun control proposal that would criminalize the sale of over 200 widely owned firearms that the Democrats arbitrarily and misleadingly label as “assault weapons.” Something that literally does not exist except in their arbitrarily created terminology.

Some of the firearms listed in the proposed ban are “All AR types,” “All UZI types,” the Beretta CX4, Sig Sauer P556 pistol, as well as most modern shotguns and some hunting rifles.

This bill, which follows on two other gun control bills passed in the House, was introduced by the gun-hating Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). It is called the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.”

Why are they “assault weapons?” Because Feinstein says so.

In a press release from Feinstein, the bill’s definition “bans any assault weapon with the capacity to utilize a magazine that is not a fixed ammunition magazine and has one or more military characteristics including a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock.”

The previous divisive and useless Democrat “assault weapons” ban passed in 1994 was sunset to end in 2004. And thankfully, it did. That ban required two or more of these arbitrary characteristics. Now only one is required. All of these characteristics can be found on a number of basic and sporting firearms not remotely military in any manner.

This nonsensical definition absurdly includes ALL semi-auto shotguns that have a detachable magazine, a fixed tube capable of holding more than 5 shells, or a revolving cylinder, and at least one “military feature” would be controlled by the legislation. 

While existing gun owners would theoretically be exempt for now, according to this radical bill, an estimated 35 million guns already in circulation would be reclassified as “assault weapons” preparing the way for future identification and confiscation.

Meanwhile, Democrats apparently didn’t notice that in 2020, an estimated 8.4 million Americans became first-time gun owners – many for models that would come under the control of the Feinstein bill. Adding to Democrat tone-deafness on this critical 2nd Amendment issue, polls show that public support for more gun laws are at a multi-year low.

And Democrats also continue to ignore both facts and science about guns and violence.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) National Institute of Justice issued a report in 2004 stating that the “assault weapons” ban from 1994 did not actually reduce gun-related crime.

“We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence,” the report stated.

The report noted that the “assault weapons” were “rarely used in gun crimes before the ban,” and that won’t be any different now. The DOJ Report continued by stating that: “Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.” ADN

Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Equalizer
Equalizer
4 months ago

Come an get em..if you can find em Feinstein. If you find them you can have the bullet only

Upsidedownjack
4 months ago

SHALL “NOT” be INFRINGED!

AMERICAN PATRIOTS
4 months ago
Reply to  Upsidedownjack

AND DEATH TO ANYONE THAT TRIES TO VIOLATE ANY AMERICAN CITIZENS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

Shelley
Shelley
4 months ago

Hopefully this would be challenged in court, but you can never count on the supreme court to actually uphold the constitution.

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  Shelley

The globalist puppet, supreme court blows like the wind, when globalist bribes are high enough the globalist puppet, supreme court blows for the globalists .

John the Fox
John the Fox
4 months ago

I knew a report was required to be done after it sunset,but I never heard of it being done or released. No gun control law can say, this crime was prevented because I existed! There is no proof of any specific crime being stopped by anti-gun laws! However, you can point to specific crimes and say ” this shooting, beating, rape, robbery, or terrorists action was because of a gun control law!

Barbara
Barbara
4 months ago

THESE DEMS ARE TO LEAVE OUR GUNS ALONE WE KNOW EXACTLY WHY YOU WANT TO GET RID OF OUR GUNS AND ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN WE WILL OVER RIDE BECAUSE WE HAVE THE BILL OF RIGHTS ON OUR SIDE AND YOU DON’T HAVE ANY DOMINATION OVER US AS AMERICAN CITIZENS AND OUR RIGHT OT PROTECT OURSELVES FROM FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC LIKE THE GOV. WHO IS TRYING TO USE TYRANNY OVER THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE CAN VERY EASILY REMOVE YOU PEOPLE WHO TRY IT. —- ARE YOU HEARING THIS FEINSTEIN. AND YOUR CCP CONNNECTION.!!!!

Jack
4 months ago
Reply to  Barbara

Well said !!

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  Barbara

globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party want to take our legal guns the same reason they took legal guns in russian and china and australia and germany and bangledesh etc, so that they can come and easily murder millions of people without guns .

Pauline
Pauline
4 months ago

The people do not have to follow any unconstitutional laws passed by a rogue Congress, nor shall we!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
4 months ago

Universal background checks will eliminate the market for used firearms due to cost and inconvenience. Owners will keep their old arms and buy new ones anyway. Those looking for used arms also will buy new ones instead. Personal arsenals will grow and manufacturers will need to increase their manufacturing estimates to meet this new demand from both types of buyers. Another bonanza for dealers and manufacturers alike.

On the other hand, Schumer’s comprehensive registration will eliminate sales from licensed dealers because smart people abhor having their names on government lists. Arms manufacturers in the U.S. will be forced to shut down. The market for all firearms will thrive underground because enthusiasts know the democrat scheme won’t last long. The people will throw Schumer and his ilk out of office or we’ll see a very short war.

Kevin
4 months ago

Felons apprehended with weapons and are released with no charges filed. Reduced sentences for those engaged in violent crimes including those associated with guns, usually stolen guns. Illegals found possessing guns but are not deported, rather released back on American soil. Almost every Liberal, far left Socialist politician having an armed entourage and if this isn’t enough to prove their gross hypocrisy most have walls around their numerous energy draining estates. Any laws that will successfully address gun violence must be against the criminals, not law abiding citizens.

CaptTurbo
4 months ago

Cold dead hands.

grinnie
4 months ago

Well Di…..you’re insipid ‘assault‘ing remarks will come back to ‘assault‘ you on voting day. IF we ever, again, have an honest election. Hopefully you’ll be voted out of your lifetime office. You’ve overstayed your welcome by way too many years. Your ‘assault‘ on all of us has gone on way too long.

Kevin
Kevin
4 months ago
Reply to  grinnie

Feinstein and Schumer have been the biggest threats to American gun owners for the last 35 years. Both of them (and Pelosi too) are ancient fossils, demagogues of the Far-Left. The only reason Pelosi remains in power is because people in San Francisco keep voting for her, and she’s old enough to have the seniority in the democrat party.

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  grinnie

globalist puppet barry soetoro sold globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ all our voting machines so that globalist puppet $oro$ can manipulate the voting machines to appoint all globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party .

Robert Sohn
Robert Sohn
4 months ago

More left wing tactics to violate the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as originated by the founding fathers. Law-abiding citizens should be able to purchase and own these guns for protection of their families and for hunting purposes without having this right being infringed upon. Criminals will always have a black market to operate from. God bless.

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  Robert Sohn

god is too busy blessing; globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party and globalist puppet fbi CRIMINAL organisation and globalist media and globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep AND altar boy raping priests . . . . .

John
John
4 months ago

“shall not be infringed”

Robert Sohn
Robert Sohn
4 months ago

May the Lord Jesus Christ raise up bold, godly leaders who will rule with discernment and defend the 2nd amendment of the United States Constitution without apology.

MD Anthony
MD Anthony
4 months ago

Feinstein, Soros, Zuckerberg, Nadler, and more
Why do they want to disarm American citizens and deny Americans a legal right to self defense? There I go again forgetting its the Criminals in power that don’t want an armed public to take them out.

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  MD Anthony

To disarm American citizens the same way they disarmed russian and chinese and german and australian and bangledesh etc citizens and then murdered 100s millions of unarmed citizens . . . . .

Second Amendment
Second Amendment
4 months ago

GO TO HELL !!!!!

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago

god is too busy blessing; globalists and all their evil puppets AND altar boy raping priests .

Pawn
Pawn
4 months ago

This will be interesting. Lets see how much the American people will take from these traitor politicians that have been bought and paid for. Oh and that little demonstration on Capital Hill was not a riot. I know the bought and paid for media lie about it and show the worst pics, maybe photo shopped and maybe antifa people in them, to please their super rich bosses. But you may see what a real riot is. Oh, wait you have seen mini riots, you know, antifa. Now there is domestic terrorism. Had to help the FBI on that one because they are either too stupid or just another bunch of paid off nazis, well lets call it like it is, and couldn’t uphold an oath they supposedly took unless they are paid enough. So are the FBI truely cowards, paid off, or just stupid. I have my thoughts.So much for FBI oaths. But we should have know that from ruby ridge and that debacle in Waco. Actually I think if the FBI was really up against a bunch of determined assualants they would hide behind thier mothers, peeping in thier pants and crying. Just my thoughts. Oh an no I am not saying that is what we should do by any means just noting thoughts about our, supposed, elite police. Now that is funny.

Robert Trier
Robert Trier
4 months ago

“” Democrats Radical ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Includes Some Pistols, Shotguns and Hunting Rifles “”
Of course it does remember that muskets were the assault weapons of the revolutionary war …
Shall not be infringed means no laws against

James Richards
James Richards
4 months ago

Now We All Know Why the Razor Wire is Still up at the Capital! These Democrats are Shredding the Constitution and the Right of American Citizens, and Rightfully Deserve a Death Sentence! They are Going to Far and it is Going to Cost Them and Their Sycophant Followers Dearly! War is Coming and They are Fanning the Flames!

Kevin
Kevin
4 months ago
Reply to  James Richards

The democrats know they stole the 2020 Election; they know that they now “have a tiger by the tail” and that if they let go, they will HANG. All tyrants keep power because they know the wrath of the people will take them to the gallows if they let down their guard.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

This 80+yr old Frankenstein, wouldn’t know an assault weapon from a 22/minifourteen/3006,35 marlin/ in fact if it looked scary, it was bad, this people are ridiculous. Are u going to come and get 40,000,000 AR’s/and millions other legal rifles. There are 440,000,000 guns in the US, don’t be silly/stupid.

AMERICAN PATRIOTS
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Right Joe , but I Almost hope they try , HAVE YOU EVER SEE 400,000,000 ARMED AMERICAN PATRIOTS GO INTO ACTION TO “PROTECT, DEFEND AND UPHOLD THEIR CONSTITUTION AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, Foreign And Our GREATEST ENEMIES RIGHT NOW, THE DOMESTIC, ANTI-AMERICAN TRAITORS KNOWN AS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY”. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING TO WATCH WHEN AMERICAN PATRIOTS GO TO WORK TO DEFEND THEIR COUNTRY, NOTHING CAN STOP THEM.

Kevin
Kevin
4 months ago

There are currently about 130 million armed Americans (the average gun owner owns several firearms). But, its hard to say how many gun owners there are. There are 330 million Americans, and 130 million armed Americans, which might imply less than half of Americans own firearms. But, if one household (made up of two parents and two kids) have a firearm in the house, is that “one gun owner” or is it two? Over half of American households have at least one firearm in the house – and that number just increased by 8 million in the last year; that’s 15 new first-time gun owners every minute (and that assumes a 24-hour day, not just during “business hours”).

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  Kevin

Americans need to not be afraid to shoot, protect themself and their family from globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party and globalist puppet military and globalist puppet law enforcement !

Kevin
Kevin
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Joe, I think some of your numbers might be a bit high – I’ve read elsewhere that there are an estimated 20,000,000 AR-type rifles in the USA, and I’ve heard there are 400 million personally-owned firearms (but maybe 440 million just adds another significant figure?). At any rate, your point is “spot-on” in that they can’t win. Will some people give up their arms? No doubt, millions would – but many millions more will not. There are an estimated 8 million more gun owners right now than there were just one year ago, based on NICS checks going through the roof – mainly because of antifa/BLM riots in Portland, Seattle, Kenosha, New York City, and many more. Billions of dollars in damage have been caused by these bastards, with democrat “leaders” doing nothing to stop it. People have a right to defend themselves, and we will! For people who say, “that’s not very Christian,” they should look up (and read!) Luke 22:36 to see what Jesus Christ said. He did not say, “Go buy an AR-15,” but that’s because they hadn’t been invented yet. He DID say, “Buy a sword.”

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  Kevin

altar boy raping god and altar boy raping priests are very christian . . . . .

Tim
Tim
4 months ago

diane feinstein doesn’t have the slightest idea of what an assault weapon is, nor does the majority or the idiots that are screaming for”gun control”
Aside from their absolute lack of knowledge on firearms, the simple fact is ANY more laws concerning firearm regulation, has No effect on the criminals who use firearms for ilegal means, it Only makes things more difficult & expensive for legal, legitimate gun owners.

Oleo Ranch
Oleo Ranch
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim

It’s mainly ugly guns she is against. And she is an expert on ugly because of mirrors in so many places.

Nrr
Nrr
4 months ago

The Globalist Liberal Demoncrat Commie party and the useful idiots don’t give a crap about gun violence! They just want to take away your guns to leave you defenseless against Government tyranny! Wake up patriots before it’s too late! Defend the 2nd amendment!

Ima Enyurphase
Ima Enyurphase
4 months ago
Reply to  Nrr

Well,the day before this ban takes effect,I just happen to sell all my gun’s(private sale) coincidently the one’s banned to “someone” who I can’t remember since I wasn’t required to get their information,but I do remember they looked “foreign” and paid in cash.Sorry dianne I can’t help you further and GFY.

Jack
4 months ago
Reply to  Nrr

You are absolutely right, I’ve been saying that for years now !!

John Wheeler
John Wheeler
4 months ago

These are the “A typical” idiots that haven’t a clue in that a firearm is a TOOL. Bad people use tools, the tool isn’t bad. Get a clue Feinstein. Why don’t you get busy on banning the bad tools called “politicians” in your State? While you’re at that, try and do something good for your leftist state and resign. Take your other worthless politicians, get yourselves down onto your streets with all your homeless, your druggies shooting up on the street and sanitize your fecal lined streets?

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  John Wheeler

globalist puppet $oro$ hires globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep to commit their mass shootings so idiots believe that tools are bad .

John
John
4 months ago

I have a constitutional right to own a gun and until that constitution is repealed I plan to ignore anything these folks do. I learned that from them….if they don’t have to follow our laws, neither do I.

Jawad
Jawad
4 months ago

Jeez, maybe I’d better stock up on my homemade lethal slingshots!

Camus
Camus
4 months ago

An 18 volt battery drill with a quarter inch bit can certainly be an “assault weapon”. Ouch. They look sort of menacing, too. Let’s ban them,

You are a stupid b..ch, DiFi.

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  Camus

mr potato head looked menacing too and they banned him .

Beartoe
4 months ago

I hate to tell you libtards this but if I bash in your skull with a 16 oz. straight claw Plumb hammer it also becomes an assault weapon. Apparently by the stupid gun laws that you try and enact someone has already emptied your brain pan.

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  Beartoe

The problem is after they take all our legal guns and allow globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep to have their illegal guns and they burglarize your house and commit mass shootings, a 16 oz. straight claw plumb hammer is useless .

mojo
mojo
4 months ago

Ask the citizens of mexico or any other gun control countries, how gun control is working for them, the cartel are slaughtering them, the results will be the same in the U.S. if we sit back and let these brain dead idiots that are in charge of OUR REPUBLIC continue to rule.
How many business do you know that let their employees dictate how they manage their companies? So why are “WE THE PEOPLE” accepting this biden democratic dictatorship distroy us and our CONSTITUTION.

Oleo Ranch
Oleo Ranch
4 months ago
Reply to  mojo

5 of the top 15 murder cities of the world are in Mexico (that is countries not at war). Our worst city was number 15.

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  mojo

russia and china and germany and australia and bangledesh etc murdered 100s millions of unarmed citizens .

Aint So
Aint So
4 months ago

The “weapons” Witch is at it again.

Woodman
Woodman
4 months ago

They know this won’t even make a dent in gun crime. That is when they go after the next tier of weapons, handguns. So, democrat ideas that absolutely do NOT work together, gun ban and defund the police. Two bad things that work worse together.

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago
Reply to  Woodman

globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party and globalist media know they are the two worst together and why they chose the two worst together !

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

Starting a war with law abiding gun owners could have a devistating affect for this country, it’s a really a bad idea, and could cost a lot of lives.

Pete
Pete
4 months ago

They will need much more razerwire…

james bolton
james bolton
4 months ago

globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party will ban every legal gun but allow the globalist puppet, libby snow flake mass shooters to own their illegal guns . . . . .

Nonips
Nonips
4 months ago

You idiots that voted for this democratic communist and any democratic communist need to cut your own throats so we Americans can have a decent moral Godly Nation that was the best in the world for 200 years you all knew this was illegal done that these democratic communist are Traitors Treasonous communist out to make this a third world country so one world order can take it over, we’re is our military that take an Oath to defend protect America the American People and Our Constitution as Written against all enemies that includes these democratic communist party that is day by day destroying our country.


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