Feinstein Promises Assault Weapons Ban Hours After House Passes Background Check Bill

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Zero Hedge: Hours after the House passed a bill allowing for unlimited delays for FBI background checks, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer revived a House-passed bill requiring background checks for private firearms sales, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that she would soon ‘work with her Senate colleagues’ to pass other reforms – including an assault weapons ban – in the coming weeks.

“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.” Luke 11:21 NIV

It’s unclear which features on scary black rifles that are functionally equivalent to any hunting rifle will be off-limits.

H.R.8 is the latest version of Democrats’ so-called “Universal Background Checks.”

Currently, any gun purchased at a retail store, or online, must go through a background check and involved a licensed firearms dealer (FFL). H.R.8 requires background checks for private sales.

“The idea that this is going to make us safer is laughable,” said Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL). “Criminals looking to get their hands on firearms to use in crimes are not going to submit to background checks. Only law-abiding citizens will follow the law. This is a back door means of setting up a national registry of firearms – something I completely oppose.” Read More

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