The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is now openly defying the Constitution to try to achieve its radical agenda, and some in the GOP are going along with the attempt.
It passed a ban on most so-called “assault weapons” used in the U.S., including the popular AR-15s, 217–213 with two GOP votes pushing the bill over the finish line.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) originally introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 Act to ban semi-automatic weapons with a magazine, a pistol or forward grip, and a “folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.”
Fortunately, the bill is not expected to pass the Senate.
Cicilline claimed that the weapons banned were too militarized for the general public to own.
However, as Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) pointed out in a tweet, the bill directly contradicts rulings by the Supreme Court — and those who voted for it don’t seem to care.
Democrats’ gun grabbing bill will ban weapons in common use, in open defiance of SCOTUS rulings – an act never done before in American history.
Chairman Nadler admitted this is the point of the Dems’ bill. They know it’s unconstitutional. They don’t care. pic.twitter.com/ASAhBKBBdz
— Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) July 29, 2022
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) also pointed out that the bill defied the Supreme Court and made liars out of Democrats and the few Republicans who joined them.
“For years the Democrats told us, we’re not coming for your guns. Yes, they are. The Second Amendment is as clear as possible. That’s their beef, the Second Amendment says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed but they don’t care,” he said during a floor speech.
Sending a message
New York Rep. Chris Jacobs (R), one of the two Republicans who voted for the ban, came out in support of it after a Buffalo, New York mass shooting, but announced his retirement a week later.
It’s kind of sad that so many lawmakers would rather spend their time passing a bill purely to send a message than do anything substantive that would actually work–which this ban wouldn’t, as Jordan pointed out in his remarks.
“This bill is wrong, it will make communities, I think, less safe, and it’s unconstitutional,” he said.