Schumer to Bring AWB to Senate Floor

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he plans to bring to the floor legislation to resurrect the nation’s assault weapons ban, which expired nearly 20 years ago.

Schumer’s push to pass the bill might charitably be described as a Hail Mary: Democrats hold a 51-to-49 advantage in the Senate, and far more modest gun safety efforts have run aground in the chamber and in the Republican-ruled House.

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, the Senate skewered a bid for a new assault weapons ban, with 40 votes in favor and 60 against.

Schumer, a Brooklyn Democrat, plans to ask Wednesday for unanimous consent — a procedure that allows for approval of a bill without a formal vote — to pass the ban, according to his office, a request that is very likely to be rejected by at least one Republican.

But Schumer and President Biden have kept an assault weapons ban at the top of their gun control wish list.

And Schumer said the time was ripe to reintroduce the concept. The U.S. has logged more than 600 mass shootings this year, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive. New York had more than a dozen, Schumer’s office said.

There are “more mass shootings this year than days of the year,” Schumer said bluntly. He acknowledged he is playing a long game on guns, but said bringing the ban back to the Senate floor would “bring attention to the issue.”

“The people who are against it don’t want it to be known that they’re against it,” Schumer told the Daily News.

The legislation would ban the sale and production of 205 variations of military-style assault weapons, but would not force legal owners who already have the guns to give them up, according to Schumer’s office.

A generation ago, Democrats passed legislation, written by Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, that banned the manufacture of some assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The ban lasted from 1994 to 2004.

“The assault weapons ban works and saves lives,” Schumer said Tuesday. “People want action, and they want the assault weapons ban again. The American people are tired of fearing for their lives.”
 
Everyone needs to call their Senate and House reps and remind them what happened last time they put AWB in place:

The 1994 United States elections were held on November 8, 1994. The elections occurred in the middle of Democratic President Bill Clinton's first term in office, and elected the members of 104th United States Congress. The elections have been described as the "Republican Revolution" because the Republican Party captured unified control of Congress for the first time since 1952. Republicans picked up eight seats in the Senate and won a net of 54 seats in the House of Representatives. Republicans also picked up a net of ten governorships and took control of many state legislative chambers.
 
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Just the beginning. The Democrats will privately admit they are concerned about Biden's chances in November of 24. So they feel they have about 13 months to jam as much stuff through before January of 25.

Hang onto your hats as Chief Dan George said hell is coming to breakfast. In the next 11 months the Leftists are going to unleash scorched earth diatribe against Trump and the MAGA Party, and it's gonna be really bad. Trump is Hitler is just the beginning. All of it is to scare off about 20% of the voters who will decide the 24 election. The Communists know Biden's followers ain't budging nor will the MAGA base.

I hope Trump protects himself and his family from the radical left. Just as these Communists summoned a shooter to show up at Justice Kavanaugh's house to try and kill him they are trying the same thing with Trump. The end of our Democracy, he's Hitler, he can't be allowed to win, he's evil....etc is ALL INTENTIONAL HATE SPEECH with the hope that someone from the Left decides to take Trump out and the Left can claim we had nothing to do with it.

It's gonna take a lot for the entire MAGA base to hold firm but hold firm we must.

77 militiamen stood in defiance of the British advance guard. "Stand your ground," Parker ordered. "Don't fire unless fired upon. But, if they want to have a war, let it begin here."

Capt John Parker
 
Everyone needs to call their Senate and House reps and remind them what happened last time they put AWB in place:

The 1994 United States elections were held on November 8, 1994. The elections occurred in the middle of Democratic President Bill Clinton's first term in office, and elected the members of 104th United States Congress. The elections have been described as the "Republican Revolution" because the Republican Party captured unified control of Congress for the first time since 1952. Republicans picked up eight seats in the Senate and won a net of 54 seats in the House of Representatives. Republicans also picked up a net of ten governorships and took control of many state legislative chambers.
Waste of time.

They know they don’t have the votes, this is just a distraction from inflation and the potential of WW3, and an excuse to fund raise.
 
"The U.S. has logged more than 600 mass shootings this year, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive. New York had more than a dozen, Schumer’s office said."

“The assault weapons ban works and saves lives,” Schumer said Tuesday. “People want action, and they want the assault weapons ban again. The American people are tired of fearing for their lives.”

Does he not know that New York has an assault weapons ban?
 
Ah yes. The ol' push for senate bills during holiday season when nobody is looking. This is how the federal reserve act got passed.

Ya and the Sales Tax increase to 6.25% in Mass remember that one? Every year I cringe wondering what shite they will put up.
 
I love how they say they want to ban 'assault weapons' but what they're really doing is banning just about everything. Keep repeating the lie that 2A is for hunting, hide all the stats that there's ~2M lawful defensive uses of firearms yearly, the evil of these people seems limitless.
 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he plans to bring to the floor legislation to resurrect the nation’s assault weapons ban, which expired nearly 20 years ago.

Schumer’s push to pass the bill might charitably be described as a Hail Mary: Democrats hold a 51-to-49 advantage in the Senate, and far more modest gun safety efforts have run aground in the chamber and in the Republican-ruled House.

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, the Senate skewered a bid for a new assault weapons ban, with 40 votes in favor and 60 against.

Schumer, a Brooklyn Democrat, plans to ask Wednesday for unanimous consent — a procedure that allows for approval of a bill without a formal vote — to pass the ban, according to his office, a request that is very likely to be rejected by at least one Republican.

But Schumer and President Biden have kept an assault weapons ban at the top of their gun control wish list.

And Schumer said the time was ripe to reintroduce the concept. The U.S. has logged more than 600 mass shootings this year, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive. New York had more than a dozen, Schumer’s office said.

There are “more mass shootings this year than days of the year,” Schumer said bluntly. He acknowledged he is playing a long game on guns, but said bringing the ban back to the Senate floor would “bring attention to the issue.”

“The people who are against it don’t want it to be known that they’re against it,” Schumer told the Daily News.

The legislation would ban the sale and production of 205 variations of military-style assault weapons, but would not force legal owners who already have the guns to give them up, according to Schumer’s office.

A generation ago, Democrats passed legislation, written by Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, that banned the manufacture of some assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The ban lasted from 1994 to 2004.

“The assault weapons ban works and saves lives,” Schumer said Tuesday. “People want action, and they want the assault weapons ban again. The American people are tired of fearing for their lives.”
That’s not a ban. Government types and the rich get to keep theirs.
 
Eat a giant penis tyrant

(Schumer, not the OP 😂)

Hey - don't assume Mav's desires or lack of desires. Mav - if you WANT to, we are not going to judge. ;)

Is this any different than some staunch Republican trotting out articles of impeachment or a national CC law that has no chance of passing? We applaud when "our" side does it and decry it when the others do. Hmmmm.
 
Hey - don't assume Mav's desires or lack of desires. Mav - if you WANT to, we are not going to judge. ;)

Is this any different than some staunch Republican trotting out articles of impeachment or a national CC law that has no chance of passing? We applaud when "our" side does it and decry it when the others do. Hmmmm.
There is a difference.

The the speaker puts up a vote to impeach or national CC law, we get to see who votes yea or nay.

The way Schumer is going about this, he wants to bypass the vote and have it pass on confidence (think that is what it is called)
 
I love how they say they want to ban 'assault weapons' but what they're really doing is banning just about everything. Keep repeating the lie that 2A is for hunting, hide all the stats that there's ~2M lawful defensive uses of firearms yearly, the evil of these people seems limitless.
As we know it’s all about power. An armed society cannot be thrown into camps when big brother deems necessary (australia/canada/china covid ring a bell)?

These politicians are as disingenuious as it gets. Imagine the massive effect a bipartisan bill would create if it actually held the criminals accountable, hardened our schools, and increased funding to protect our civilians by means of mitigating the risk of potential mass shootings/terrorism… not to mention mental health? It’s been the same story for decades. “Ban the guns.”


Well guess where guns are basically banned? Low poverty neighborhoods within inner cities… and the rates of gun violence are astronomical within those communities- and they are illegally acquired and carried by prohibitive persons. The politicians don’t care.

The statistics of defensive gun use and safe gun owners does not matter. Reason and investigating the root causes does not matter. The truth does not matter. We know their motive…
 
Everyone needs to call their Senate and House reps and remind them what happened last time they put AWB in place:

The 1994 United States elections were held on November 8, 1994. The elections occurred in the middle of Democratic President Bill Clinton's first term in office, and elected the members of 104th United States Congress. The elections have been described as the "Republican Revolution" because the Republican Party captured unified control of Congress for the first time since 1952. Republicans picked up eight seats in the Senate and won a net of 54 seats in the House of Representatives. Republicans also picked up a net of ten governorships and took control of many state legislative chambers.
Schumer, a Brooklyn Democrat, plans to ask Wednesday for unanimous consent — a procedure that allows for approval of a bill without a formal vote — to pass the ban, according to his office, a request that is very likely to be rejected by at least one Republican.”

A little ploy to find out who’s with him and who’s against him among GOP, as any with him would prefer to remain anonymous.
 
There is a difference.

The the speaker puts up a vote to impeach or national CC law, we get to see who votes yea or nay.

The way Schumer is going about this, he wants to bypass the vote and have it pass on confidence (think that is what it is called)

It's a no-win. It appeases the mASSES. My point stands. It's stupid when EITHER side does it, regardless of the procedure they use. You don't bother with floating a bill when you know the other house of Congress won't ever pass it. Our fair republic was far better off when Congress only was in DC for about 3 months of the year and stuff like this was lessened. (But never eliminated. Because there have always been those who need to beat the drum to ensure re-election. And again, don't think that the Left is the ONLY people that do that. Do not be deluded.)

Schumer, a Brooklyn Democrat, plans to ask Wednesday for unanimous consent — a procedure that allows for approval of a bill without a formal vote — to pass the ban, according to his office, a request that is very likely to be rejected by at least one Republican.”

A little ploy to find out who’s with him and who’s against him among GOP, as any with him would prefer to remain anonymous.

Considering there are too many damn'no'craps in the House that are CLEARLY against him, it's pissing into the wind. Like putting up a national CCW bill.
 
Constitutionally guaranteed civil rights are not subject to the "popular vote."

They have no idea what threats good Americans may face in the future. Extremists of all sorts -- racial, religious, governmental, etc. -- may create a situation where everyday good people are exposed to very real threats. How dare well-meaning but ill-advised politicians of today disarm our great-great-great grandchildren?
 
Senate Republicans block assault weapons ban, background checks bill
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked efforts by Senate Democrats to pass an assault weapons ban and universal background checks legislation after the United States over the weekend broke the record for most mass shootings in a single year.

Republican Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) objected to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) request for unanimous consent to pass the assault weapons ban, despite the pleas of Democratic senators who took to the Senate floor to cite the harrowing statistics of gun violence in America.
 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he plans to bring to the floor legislation to resurrect the nation’s assault weapons ban, which expired nearly 20 years ago.

Schumer’s push to pass the bill might charitably be described as a Hail Mary: Democrats hold a 51-to-49 advantage in the Senate, and far more modest gun safety efforts have run aground in the chamber and in the Republican-ruled House.

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, the Senate skewered a bid for a new assault weapons ban, with 40 votes in favor and 60 against.

Schumer, a Brooklyn Democrat, plans to ask Wednesday for unanimous consent — a procedure that allows for approval of a bill without a formal vote — to pass the ban, according to his office, a request that is very likely to be rejected by at least one Republican.

But Schumer and President Biden have kept an assault weapons ban at the top of their gun control wish list.

And Schumer said the time was ripe to reintroduce the concept. The U.S. has logged more than 600 mass shootings this year, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive. New York had more than a dozen, Schumer’s office said.

There are “more mass shootings this year than days of the year,” Schumer said bluntly. He acknowledged he is playing a long game on guns, but said bringing the ban back to the Senate floor would “bring attention to the issue.”

“The people who are against it don’t want it to be known that they’re against it,” Schumer told the Daily News.

The legislation would ban the sale and production of 205 variations of military-style assault weapons, but would not force legal owners who already have the guns to give them up, according to Schumer’s office.

A generation ago, Democrats passed legislation, written by Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, that banned the manufacture of some assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The ban lasted from 1994 to 2004.

“The assault weapons ban works and saves lives,” Schumer said Tuesday. “People want action, and they want the assault weapons ban again. The American people are tired of fearing for their lives.”

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There is a difference.

The the speaker puts up a vote to impeach or national CC law, we get to see who votes yea or nay.

The way Schumer is going about this, he wants to bypass the vote and have it pass on confidence (think that is what it is called)
This is the senate. He needs cloture (which usually involves bags of cash)
Need the votes to end debate on any bill unless he can have senate suspend the rules...which is even more unlikely

Translated: Not happening. Schumer needs to be able to ay he tried and add to his war chest

Edit: Even if by some miracle he could get it passed, not getting by the house, so not making it to Biden's desk.
Move along...nothing to see here
 
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