Rep. Susan Davis Joins in Re-Introducing Assault Weapons Ban

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Washington, February 27, 2018 | comments

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:

  • H.R. 4240 is a bipartisan bill to expand background checks to cover all commercial firearms sales, including sales at gun shows and over the internet.
  • H.R. 1475 is a bipartisan bill to make firearms trafficking a crime and strengthen penalties for selling firearms to those prohibited from buying them.
  • H.R. 2841 would prevent those convicted of hate crimes from possessing a firearm.
  • H.R. 2598 encourages states to allow family members to obtain a “gun violence restraining order” to temporarily stop someone who poses a threat to themselves or others from possessing a firearm.
  • H.R. 2670 closes loopholes that allow convicted stalkers and anyone under temporary restraining orders to purchase a firearm. It also expands the definition of intimate partner to include current and former dating partners.
  • H.R. 3947 bans bump stock devices that convert semi-automatic weapons to function as automatic weapons.
  • H.R. 4052 bans high-capacity magazines.
  • H. Res. 367 establishes the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention with the purpose of developing legislative priorities to reduce the number of gun deaths in America.

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.

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