Tyrants in DC are pushing for a new federal "assault weapons" ban that is even more draconian than the original 1994 ban. HR 1808 - which would ban nearly all ARs, AKs, AR pistols (and even many handguns and shotguns) - is racing toward a committee hearing on Wednesday, July 20th. This markup hearing could see this bill given even more teeth via amendments - and possibly sent to the floor for a full vote in the House.
H.R. 1808 would make it illegal for a person to import, sell, manufacture, or transfer the following:
- All semi-automatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one of the following features: a pistol grip; a forward grip; a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; a grenade launcher; a barrel shroud; or a threaded barrel.
- All semi-automatic rifles that have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
- Bump stocks and any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle but not convert the rifle into a machinegun under NFA definitions.
- All semi-automatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one of the following features: a threaded barrel; a second pistol grip; a barrel shroud; a capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip; or a semi-automatic version of any automatic firearm.
- All semi-automatic shotguns that have at least one of the following: a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; a pistol grip; a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds; the ability to accept a detachable magazine; a forward grip; a grenade launcher; or a shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
- Any ammunition feeding devices (magazines, strips, drums, etc.) capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
- While this bill has a "grandfather" clause, allowing for the sale, transfer, or possession of restricted weapons and magazines lawfully possessed before the bill's passage, it would choke off the supply of these items and drive up the cost for future generations of peaceable individuals.
This bill is an unacceptable assault on your fundamental human rights and MUST be opposed with all the vigor we can muster. Reach out to your members of Congress TODAY and demand that they oppose this, or any other, assault weapons ban.