Gun-Grabbing Democrat Introduces Desperate Bill To Curb Americans Freedom
(UnitedVoice.com) – Less than two days after the latest school shooting, a Senate Democrat is trying to exploit the tragedy to push her anti-Second Amendment agenda. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is calling on colleagues to pass a bill to increase age restrictions on America’s most popular firearms.
On May 19, in response to the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, that left ten people dead, Feinstein introduced the Age 21 Act, a bill she originally introduced in 2019. This bill proposes raising the age limit from 18 to 21 to purchase “assault weapons,” including most semiautomatic rifles, and standard magazines. Following Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Feinstein’s office issued a statement calling on the Senate to pass the Age 21 Act immediately.
To all my Republican colleagues who think an 18-year-old should be able to buy an assault rifle, this is the result: 31 lives snuffed out, including 19 young children in an elementary school classroom. Have you no shame? Pass the Age 21 Act now.https://t.co/rTUtFjJQz6
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) May 25, 2022
Feinstein argues it makes no sense for younger shooters to be able to buy a rifle when the age limit to buy handguns is 21. She contends that neither the Uvalde nor the Buffalo perpetrators would have been able to buy the weapons they used if the Age 21 Act had been in force. Still, she hasn’t explained how the government would control the sale of magazines to individuals younger than 21 if the bill passes. Some critics point out that only a fraction of all shootings have employed “assault weapons” despite the senator’s focus.
Meanwhile, Republicans argue the nation should take practical steps to protect children instead of politicizing tragic deaths to restrict Americans’ rights. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) told journalists, “We know from past experience that the most effective tool for keeping kids safe is armed law enforcement on the campus,” while Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said, “We have to harden those targets.”
Do the Republican lawmakers have a point? How can Feinstein’s bill protect against shooters who are over 21?
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