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June 17, 2022

Dems Introduce Bill Aimed at Guns — And They Don’t Need Any Republicans to Pass It

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Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would add a 1,000% tax on AR-15-style rifles — and they wouldn’t need any Republican support to pass it.

Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA) and 36 other House Democrats introduced the “Assault Weapons Excise Act.”

“Congress must take action to stem the flood of weapons of war into American communities, which have taken a terrible toll in Uvalde, Buffalo, Tulsa, and too many other places,” Beyer said.

“I have voted in the past for commonsense gun safety reforms only to see them run aground on Senate Republicans’ filibuster; my bill presents a pathway to bypass that obstruction and enact lifesaving measures.”

According to Insider, the tax would apply to military-style “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines that can carry 10 rounds or more.

Democrats intend to pass the measure through budget reconciliation, allowing lawmakers to maneuver around GOP opposition and approve legislation with a simple majority vote, the outlet noted.

“I think it passes the tests on the various requirements to qualify for reconciliation,” said William G. Hoagland, senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

7 comments on Dems Introduce Bill Aimed at Guns — And They Don’t Need Any Republicans to Pass It

  1. Ann Swanson says:

    Who do they work for not the people of the USA. Taking our ability to keep one’s self safe it a crime

  2. Gerald Ladd says:

    Ann Swanson, most of what killer Joe Biden, and this congress has done, is a crime!

    1. PETER C. says:

      “…shall not be infringed.”

  3. Tim Toroian says:

    If the Democratic SOBs would ask the GOP to join in at the beginning something good might happen. What is HEL do they expect when they concoct something that sounds asinine to knowledgable gun owners and says this is what we want you to accept whether it makes sense or not. And to be politically incorrect, until the lunes are taken care of messing with the hardware wouldn’t help much. Messing with law-abiding citizens doesn’t take guns from criminals either.

  4. Donald Greenwalt says:

    They should be reminded about the OATH they took for office , TO DEFEND the CONSTITION Against people violating it.

  5. John mink says:

    Stock up now

  6. Von Potter says:

    THE USA BELONGS TO THE WE THE PEOPLE………..VIA THE CONSTITUTION…………THE DEMS/RINOS ARE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THE USA BELONGS TO THEM…………THEY ARE SO WRONG………..OUR 2ND AMENDMENT HAS 8.7MILLION WITH CCW’S AND THAT IS NOT EVEN COUNTING THE RIFLES THAT ARE USED TO HUNT GAME……….NOT EVEN COUNTING THE ILLEGAL GUNS THAT ARE BOUGHT FOR PROTECTION………THE GOVERNMENT (DEMS/RINOS) HAS A FEW THINGS TO LEARN ABOUT WE THE PEOPLE.

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