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Title: Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban
Source: FromThe Trenches/NY Daily News
URL Source: https://fromthetrenchesworldreport. ... the-assault-weapons-ban/252764
Published: Aug 19, 2019
Author: NY Daily News
Post Date: 2019-08-20 05:44:23 by Deckard
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Views: 78
Comments: 9

New York Daily News

WASHINGTON — An assault weapons ban that Democratic leaders have been reluctant to advance despite strong support among their rank-and-file members in the House just got its first Republican backer — Long Island Rep. Pete King.

“They are weapons of mass slaughter,” King said shortly after his backing became public on Congress’ website Monday.

“I don’t see any need for them in everyday society,” King said.

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 was rolled out in February by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), with 190 other Democrats onboard. An additional 11 lawmakers signed on after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, left dozens of people dead and many more injured, with King being among the most recent.

King had been the lead sponsor of a bill improving background checks when Republicans controlled the House and was already one of a handful of Republicans backing that bill now.

He had already been considering the assault weapons ban, but the shootings in Ohio and Texas raised the level of urgency.

“I think the assault weapons ban is timely now, especially in view of the shooting in El Paso and Dayton,” King said.

Democratic leaders, however, have chosen to focus on background check legislation that already passed the House. Sources have told the Daily News that the leaders think they can best pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on background checks because public support for them hovers around 90% and better. But they are also concerned that moderate Democrats in swing districts would face a backlash for backing a weapons ban, and are unlikely to pursue one unless they believe it is certain to get 218 votes — the number required to assure passage.

King stepping forward could encourage other Republicans to do so and prod Democrats in districts that have partisan makeups similar to King’s district, which leans only slightly Republican.

“It might give cover to some other Republicans, it might give some incentive to Democrats,” King said of his move.

Cicilline, a vice chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, hailed King.

“These weapons belong on the battlefield, not in our homes, schools, houses of worship or workplaces,” he said. “I’m pleased that Congressman King has joined this effort. I sincerely hope that more of my Republicans colleagues will put their service to our country and the safety of their constituents ahead of their need to raise campaign money from the gun lobby.”

Some other Republicans who have not signed on but have expressed support for the ban include Florida Rep. Brian Mast, who came out in favor of a ban after the Parkland High School slaughter last year, and Ohio Rep. Mike Turner, who said he supports one after the massacre in his Dayton district.

The step forward on an assault weapons ban came as President Trump seemed to ease away from his pledge after the Ohio and Texas shootings to create “very meaningful background checks.”

Speaking to reporters in New Jersey on Sunday before boarding Air Force One, he only said he was waiting for Congress to report back to him on new ideas. “They’ll come in from Democrats and Republicans. And I’ll look at it very strongly,” Trump said. “But just remember, we already have a lot of background checks. OK?”

The new background check bills would close loopholes that skip checks in private sales and would extend deadlines for federal authorities to conduct checks.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed Trump for his softening rhetoric.

“We’ve seen this movie before: President Trump, feeling public pressure in the immediate aftermath of a horrible shooting, talks about doing something meaningful to address gun violence, but inevitably, he backtracks in response to pressure from the NRA and the hard-right,” Schumer said. “These retreats from President Trump are not only disappointing but also heartbreaking, particularly for the families of the victims of gun violence.”

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

If the idiots in Washington continue to push this sh*t, it will end badly !!!!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

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Stoner  posted on  2019-08-20   10:06:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Stoner (#1)

If the idiots in Washington continue to push this sh*t, it will end badly !!!!

I can see more R's getting on board with this - a couple more shootings might push them to join the Democrats.

Surprisingly, Trump hasn't jumped on the assault weapons ban bandwagon - yet.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-20   10:12:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Deckard, Stoner (#2)

If the idiots in Washington continue to push this sh*t, it will end badly !!!!

I can see more R's getting on board with this -

It’s not the idiots in Washington who are pushing this shit – it is an overwhelming and bipartisan majority of VOTERS.

Politicians in most cases do what their constituents want them to do.

In the wake of two mass shootings, overwhelming and bipartisan majorities of voters favor background checks on gun buyers and taking guns from people who are a danger to themselves or others, according to the latest Fox News Poll. Two- thirds also support a ban on “assault weapons,” although that majority is largely driven by Democrats.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-most-back-gun-restrictions-after- shootings-trump-ratings-down

Gatlin  posted on  2019-08-20   10:37:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Gatlin (#3)

Politicians in most cases do what their constituents want them to do.

Hahahahahaha!!

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-08-20   10:40:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Deckard (#0) (Edited)

“I don’t see any need for them in everyday society,” King said.

You don't see a need for boats,airplanes,trucks,air ratchets,hand tools,or trains in everyday society,either. Should they all be banned,too?

We all understand why King said this,though. He is from NYC and wants to be re-elected because there is graft out there he has never dipped his beak into.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2019-08-20   10:56:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Deckard (#4)

Politicians in most cases do what their constituents want them to do.

Depends on how if you spell the word as "constituents" or you spell it as "donors".

We have some of the finest politicians that money can buy.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2019-08-20   10:58:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: sneakypete (#6) (Edited)

" Depends on how if you spell the word as "constituents" or you spell it as "donors". "

Yep !!!

We all know it is the globalists that want the bans and eventual confiscations.

And the globalists are the main donors, and hence they are the ones that control the politicians!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

"No one ever rescues an old dog. They lay in a cage until they die. PLEASE save one. None of us wants to die cold and alone... --Dennis Olson "

People that say money can't buy you happiness, have never paid an adoption fee

Stoner  posted on  2019-08-20   12:17:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Gatlin (#3)

" It’s not the idiots in Washington who are pushing this shit – it is an overwhelming and bipartisan majority of VOTERS.

Politicians in most cases do what their constituents want them to do. "

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight !!!!!

ROFLMAO !!!!!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

"No one ever rescues an old dog. They lay in a cage until they die. PLEASE save one. None of us wants to die cold and alone... --Dennis Olson "

People that say money can't buy you happiness, have never paid an adoption fee

Stoner  posted on  2019-08-20   12:23:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Deckard (#2)

" Surprisingly, Trump hasn't jumped on the assault weapons ban bandwagon - yet. "

Yeah, lets hope he does not !!!

Maybe he will tell Ivanka to go home, take her husband with her, and for them to keep their globalist noses out of national affairs !!!

If he is as smart as some purport him to be, he will stay out of this ban business !! Especially if he wants to win reelection !!!!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

"No one ever rescues an old dog. They lay in a cage until they die. PLEASE save one. None of us wants to die cold and alone... --Dennis Olson "

People that say money can't buy you happiness, have never paid an adoption fee

Stoner  posted on  2019-08-20   14:13:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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