House Democrats are bringing the Assault Weapons Ban back.
This time they want to add a few tweaks to it.
U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-RI, recently introduced H.R 1296, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. Cicilline is not alone as 190 co-sponsors from his party have joined him in pushing this piece of gun control legislation forward.
Guns.com provided a sobering breakdown of what this latest gun grab entails.
For a start, the bill would “would bar the importation, production, or transfer of 205 firearms by name to include a myriad of semi-auto AR-15 and AK-47 variants.” Beyond that, “any semi-auto rifle with a detachable magazine and any “military-style feature” such as a barrel shroud, pistol grip or threaded barrel” would also fall under the ban. Semi-auto rifles with a fixed magazine “capable of holding more than 10 rounds” would also face the wrath of this ban.
A companion bill in the Senate, which seasoned gun controller Dianne Feinstein introduced in January, has similar language This version of the AWB includes a “nationwide ban on adjustable stocks, Thordsen-style stocks such as used in “featureless rifles” marketed in states like California, “assault pistols” that weight more than 50 ounces when unloaded, and popular pistol stabilizing braces that have become widespread in recent years.” This bill has 28 co-sponsors so far, which are all Democrats.
The latest iteration of the AWB is just a sneak preview of the slew of gun control that has oozed out of Congress. Although the AWB has a small chance being signed into law, anti-gun Democrats understand that it’s a conversation starter.
The original Assault Weapons Ban was signed during the Clinton Administration in 1994 and expired during the Bush administration in 2004.
Despite warnings from gun controllers that crime would soar after the AWB expired, murder rates actually decreased by 3.6 percent from 2003 to 2004. However, this decline was no isolated trend. From 1993 to 2013, gun ownership per person increased by 56 percent, while gun violence dropped by 49 percent. Additionally, homicide rates hit a 51-year low in 2014.
At the end of the day, “assault weapon” is a politically invented term that is meant to arouse fear among the general public. Although so-called “assault weapons” like the AR-15 appear like fully automatic rifles, they actually function closer to handguns in terms of fire settings.
However, perception is reality in politics. Gun control advocates will stretch the truth as much as possible to have their way politically.
For that reason, pro-gun activists must not fall for the “assault weapon” farce.
Federal Government Threatens to Defund Connecticut School Districts for Allowing Males to Compete in Female Sports
In a “letter of impending enforcement action” released on May 28, 2020, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights declared that The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference violated Title IX by “permitting the participation of certain male student-athletes” in girls’ track events at several school districts.
The federal investigation was kicked off last summer and were the result of the Alliance Defending Freedom filing a complaint on behalf three female students. The Justice Department took sides with female students during the past month.
The biological females sustained that the “Transgender Participation” policy, which was first enacted seven years ago, were stripped of their rights under Title IX by allowing “boys who are male in every biological and physiological respect” compete in their sports, provided that they “claim a female gender identity.”
The CIAC policy started to yield troubling results when two biological males who identified as girls began dominating girls’ track meets. This policy is less stringent than the NCAA’s transgender policy, which mandates males to take testosterone-suppressing hormones for at least a year before participating in female sports competitions.
Three school districts violated Title IX by also participating in CIAC athletic events. “Glastonbury, Canton, and Danbury placed female student-athletes in athletic events against male student-athletes, resulting in competitive disadvantages for female student-athletes,” federal officials stated.
The athletic events in which the female student-athletes competed were coeducational; female student-athletes were denied the opportunity to compete in events that were exclusively female, whereas male student-athletes were able to compete in events that were exclusively male.
On top of that, three other districts – Hartford, Bloomfield and Cromwell – violated Title IX by allowing two biological males, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, compete on female teams per CIAC policy. According to the OCR, the conference and six districts “treated student-athletes differently based on sex.”
According to Greg Piper of the College Fix, “The letter uses pseudonyms for the students but all have been previously named. The girls filed a related lawsuit in February under their real names: Alanna Smith, Chelsea Mitchell and Selina Soule.”
The conference and six districts rejected “resolution agreements” with OCR, prompting the office to issue them “letters of impasse” on March 17. These are basically warning letters. The office initially gave them 10 days to comply. They then extended the deadline by an additional 30 days as a result of “their COVID-19-related duties and responsibilities.”
At the moment, OCR will either “initiate administrative proceedings” to block federal funding for the conference and districts or hand the cases over to the Justice Department in order for it to enforce federal law.
It’s good to see athletes finally get justice.
Thanks to the Left grabbing control of so many American institutions, Americans are subjected to a wide array of politically correct experiments.
This is a solid victory which should be built upon by the Trump administration and members of Congress.
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