Florida House kills AWB bill. (Senate is still not decided)

The Florida House blocked an attempt to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles. The vote came on the same day survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High shooting traveled to Tallahassee to plead with legislators for gun control reform.

Florida legislators vote down motion for assault rifle ban as Parkland students watch

And apparently it was not even close:

No Republican House Member voted in favor of hearing the bill.

Let’s make sure the Senators follow the example.

 

15 Replies to “Florida House kills AWB bill. (Senate is still not decided)”

    1. Because ‘assault weapon’ is a complete BS term invented by liberals that is defined by COSMETIC FEATURES and has nothing to do with actual performance as a firearm. ACTUAL assault rifles – namely a magazine fed rifle capable of automatic fire – already require a Class C license, which takes months and thousands of dollars to MAYBE get, and then it is illegal to buy one not manufactured before 1984, so you can expect to pay another $10,000 for one. And oh by the way, actual automatic weapons are used in crimes effectively NEVER.

      Absolutely nothing in this BS bill would have stopped this shooting. You know what would have stopped it? The FBI doing their MFing jobs. Funny how nobody has been fired over this yet.

    2. Ok, Please tell me what an “assault weapon” is. What is the accepted definition. Why would one weapon be an assault weapon and another not. Since, say a Glock handgun, is a semi automatic, wouid that be banned. How about the old west six shooter. That is a semi automatic.

      The problem is that no one can really define the term and if you really wanted to ban them, you would have to be able to define it.

        1. Congratulations. You just defined an assault rifle. Now tell us what an Assault WEAPON is, because the two terms are not legally interchangeable.

          1. “Assault weapons—just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms—are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. In addition, few people can envision a practical use for these weapons.”
            -Josh Sugarmann, Assault Weapons and Accessories in America, 1988

        1. But it is functionally much the same thing. Each pull of the trigger fired a single round. The only difference was the single action revolver required manually cocking the hammer to put a new chamber in line with the barrel.

          And in the context of the era in which it was introduced, it accomplished the same thing: commanding firepower, easily wielded. Millions are still out there.

          Make it a double action revolver, like nearly any modern revolver, and you have functionally exactly the same thing. That its magazine is not removable is not particularly important; A Garand, for example, has an internal magazine, yet no one argues it is not “semi-automatic.”

          These morons who argue for “semi-auto” bans need to understand just how broad a category they propose. And why it is such a non-starter.

          Of course, I’d like for them to understand that the 2nd Amendment is the constitutional guarantee that the people retain the right argued to exist in the Declaration of Independence, but that’s probably to much to process in their tiny little minds.

          1. I’m afraid that a number of the morons in question understand perfectly well how broad that category is, and that this is exactly the reason why the propose it this way.

    3. I am concerned about some of the opinions you have. If I determine that they are “assault opinions” they should be banned. Why do you need them?

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