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  • GHOST GUNS
  • ASSAULT WEAPONS
Winning Issue » ASSAULT WEAPONS


It is estimated there are at least 4 million assault weapons in our country, however there are also many definitions of assault weapons. Some people classify assault weapons according to military specifications. To others, all high-powered auto-loading weapons with large capacity magazines are assault weapons. Still others believe an assault weapon is any gun that is not a hunting rifle, shotgun or handgun. Many people have difficulty envisioning practical uses for assault weapons. Since the 1980s however, selling militarized firearms to civilians has been the gun industry’s main marketing strategy. Called “modern sporting rifles” by manufacturers, these weapons are the fastest growing segment of the rifle–manufacturing industry, boasting a growth rate of 27%. Although assault weapons have been used in many horrific mass-shootings, they are only used in about 20% of all gun crime.

Supporters claim assault-style weapons are no more or less dangerous than most hunting rifles. Opponents say a semi-automatic weapon is capable of causing much greater carnage than a single-shot hunting rifle.

Pending Legislation: S.736 - Assault Weapons Ban of 2021
Sponsor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA)
Status: Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Chair: Sen. Dick Durbin (IL)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current assault weapons policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Leader Charles Schumer (NY).
  • I support making 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.
    4.) A rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model.

    The bill also exempts from these prohibitions the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD:

    1.) Importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments, and the importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials.

    2.) Possession by a retired law enforcement officer.

    3.) 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.

    4.) The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD.

    5.) Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification, and newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture.

    6.) The bill requires law enforcement agencies to be notified when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a grandfathered SAW.

    7.) Provides funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support making 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.
    4.) A rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model.

    The bill also exempts from these prohibitions the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD:

    1.) Importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments, and the importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials.

    2.) Possession by a retired law enforcement officer.

    3.) 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.

    4.) The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD.

    5.) Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification, and newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture.

    6.) The bill requires law enforcement agencies to be notified when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a grandfathered SAW.

    7.) Provides funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing S.736 - Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.

If elected as a trustee, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to work and advocate to ban assault weapons.

About: A problem with so many causes at its roots, must be addressed from all angles. Brady’s emphasis on education, litigation, and legislation will ensure that every community is safe, not only from mass shootings, but from the daily urban gun violence that plagues so many American cities. It’s time we unite people from coast to coast, liberal and conservative, young and old, fed up and fired up, to work with us and end what is taking so many American lives. It’s in our hands.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
December 6, 2021
Trustee Election - Closing Date
December 13, 2021