Rep. Susan Davis Joins in Re-Introducing Assault Weapons Ban
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) joined in reintroducing legislation to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2005. Davis is an original cosponsor of the bill, which would prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of semiautomatic weapons and ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than ten rounds.
“The number one priority of Congress is the safety of the American people and our communities,” said Rep. Davis, a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. “Assault weapons are weapons of war and do not belong in our neighborhoods. The American people are demanding action. It’s time for Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban, as well as close background check loopholes and ban bump stocks.”
The kinds of assault weapons that would be banned under the bill have been the weapon of choice in six of the ten deadliest mass shootings in recent American history.
Davis is also cosponsoring a number of other bills in the House of Representatives to prevent gun violence:
Days after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Davis joined her Democratic colleagues in calling for hearings in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on school safety. The committee has not held such a hearing since 2013.