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2 Republicans Help Dems Pass AR-15 Ban Bill

Another day in the Democrat-led House and another attack on gun ownership as Democrats narrowly pulled off passing the bill that bans a variety of semi-automatic rifles. The bill is unlikely to pass in the Senate.

It came as a last-minute vote on Friday before congress took its August recess of 45 days. Democrats presented the H.R. 1808 bill sponsored by Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island. It passed 217–2013 in the House, thanks to two Republicans who voted with Democrats. On the contrary, five Democrats voted in opposition to the bill.

American Military News listed the various types of guns that the bill means to “regulate” including most semi-automatic rifles with one or more military features. The bill seeks to ban the sale, manufacture, or transfer of these guns, though guns legally owned on or before the enactment of the bill will be exempt from the ban.

As reported in Breitbart and other media, it was the ‘yes’ vote of two Republicans that helped Democrats pass H.R. 1808 in the House—Chris Jacobs of New York and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. 

Republican Reps. Chris Jacobs and Brian Fitzgerald voted for Friday’s ban, which targets at least 45 specific models of America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15.

With five Democrats voting against the bill, the two Republican votes in support of the legislation determined the success in passing it. However, the bill needs at least 10 Republicans in the Senate to vote with liberals (assuming all of them vote for it in the Senate), so it doesn’t stand much chance there.

The renewed attempt of Democrats to restrict future ownership of popular guns in the country comes a month after the Supreme Court awarded the second amendment advocates a major victory in late June by ruling in favor of one’s right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense.

With the midterm election just a few months away, passing anti-gun legislation in the House comes more as a campaign move than a serious attempt to enact a sweeping ban on semi-automatic rifles.


The Crime Report recently reported on Democrats’ worries about losing the House majority this November due to a number of bills that fund local law enforcement. For the Democrats, funding the police is politically risky in two ways: if they sponsor bills funding the police, the social justice warriors can get mad at them; if they don’t enable law enforcement, the rampant crime in blue cities speaks for their failed administration.

Written by Ernest Dempsey

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  1. This is a smart small move by Democrats to use against Republicans who want to see more mass killings.
    WHY:
    This bill makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD).
    The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model.
    The bill also exempts from the prohibition the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD:
    • importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments;
    • importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and
    • possession by a retired law enforcement officer.
    The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties.

    The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD.
    Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture.
    The bill also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.

  2. this is why 217 resignation letters must be forthcoming immediately, as each yes vote was a violation of their oath of office to defend and uphold the constitution. only spineless weasels would dare to continue to try to operate as though they were right.

  3. Anyone attempting to pass legislation like this are ignorant and do not understand the firearms industry or the law. They would be better off having their stupid comrades jailed for their crimes and lawlessness instead of attempting to deny citizens their rights.

  4. THE IRISHMAN IS THE BIGGEST DISGRACE, HE BETRAYED HIS ANCESTORS. ONLY ONE PLACE FOR HIM. OUT THE DOOR. PROUDLY THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET IS PLAYING. LOUDLY THE WAR CRIES ARISE ON THE GAEL.
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  5. Here’s some funny facts that communist democrats seem to not know about firearm statistics provided by the FBI Crime Stats:

    — Two and a half percent of suspects used rifles (all long guns) in the commission of their crime. This includes all semiautomatic rifles, shotguns, bolt action rifles. No that’s not a typo.

    — Less than one quarter of one percent of rifles used during crimes were committed with so called “assault weapons.” You know, those scary rifles such as AR-15’s, AK-47’s…. Etc. And no, again, that’s not a typo.

    It’s not about these politicians caring about crimes wher a firearm was used, it’s about controlling the American citizens. Facts matter!

  6. the war in ukraine was started by biden and his demorats so they dont mind any spilling of blood they abort babies make money under the table when everybodies at war but its never their snot nosed kids r grandkids that fight the war, they never minded folks getting killed when they and blm were having their so call friendly protest so it would really take a dumbass to beleive they could careless about mass shootings but this is from me, you woke bastards can go straight to hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dont really give a damn if you like me!!!!

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