ASSAULT WEAPONS & HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES
Shootings where assault weapons or large capacity magazines are used result in 155% more people being shot.
Shooters in the recent deadly mass shootings like Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando, Sutherland Springs, Aurora, and Sandy Hook have all used assault weapons and high capacity magazines to massacre people. Today you can buy an AR-15 style rifle in as little as 25 minutes.
Weapons of war belong in military and police forces, not in our schools and churches.
As of mid-2018, seven states (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York) and the District of Columbia ban assault weapons, and two more regulate elements of their possession or purchase. These laws are all slightly different, but all work to prevent these guns from being readily available to the general public.
Below are bills that have been introduced in the House and Senate to ban the sale of assault weapons.
S. 2095 Assault Weapon Ban of 2017
Bans the sale, manufacture, transfer, and importation of over 200 military-style assault weapons by name, as well as outlaws any assault weapon that can accept a detachable magazine and one or more military characteristics. Also bans large capacity magazines that can accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
H.R. 5087 Assault Weapon Ban of 2017
(House companion bill of S. 2095)