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Duckworth calls for assault weapons ban

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CHICAGO – In light of Monday's mass shooting in Highand Park, Illinois, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth sent out an email Wednesday afternoon calling for an assault weapons ban:

It is absolutely terrifying that Illinoisans who set out to celebrate our Independence Day and enjoy Highland Park’s time-honored Fourth of July parade suddenly found themselves running for their lives. At least seven of them never made it home.

The last time I heard a weapon of that capacity firing that rapidly on the Fourth of July was in Iraq, and I never thought I would hear it on American soil.

My heart goes out to the families who will never see their loved ones again. I join the entire Highland Park community in grieving their losses and wishing swift recoveries for the victims who survived.

And while they recover from this horrific act of gun violence, there is action we can take as a community to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again.

Last month, Congress proved that bipartisan compromises on gun safety are possible. However, this tragedy shows that we can’t stop there. We have to do more to keep our communities safe. We have to pass additional commonsense reforms that wide majorities of Americans are crying out for — that at least seven Illinoisans can no longer cry out for.

We need to pass an assault weapons ban.

We know an assault weapons ban could go a long way to help save lives because when our last ban was allowed to expire, mass shootings in this country tripled. It’s time we put an end to this. X, will you join me?

Then she asks for a donation to her re-election campaign … 

 

 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. You may have served in the military but you didn’t have a clue as to what you were protecting, let alone what your obligation was to defend our Constitution.
    Give me a call sweet cakes and I’ll explain it to you.
    Pathetic!

  2. The federal government may not lawfully make any restrictions on our guns & ammo. When We the People created the federal government, we itemized in the U. S. Constitution all the powers we delegated to the federal govt. Nowhere did we delegate to any branch of the federal government power to restrict or infringe guns and ammo. The federal govt violates our U.S. Constitution when they impose these restrictions.
    More fear mongering by the radical anti-gunners; their extremism knows no bounds. Senator Duckworthless is a dictator. The framers wrote a supreme law, the constitution to ensure we would not lose our God-given right to the most basic protection against tyranny from without and within. The very reason why the federal gov’t was never granted the authority to enact federal laws concerning guns and ammo. Making good people helpless doesn’t make bad people harmless!
    “We must recognize that part of the price for freedom may well be insecurity, but that the price for complete security is inhumanity.” – Martin Luther King
    The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to Congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretense by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both. -William Rawle, A View of the Constitution 125-6 (2nd ed. 1829)

  3. Duckworth never touched an “assault weapon” in the military, as defined in her feel-good legislation. The term is contrived to describe any semi-automatic firearm, is not a military term, and would be considered under-powered for any patrol application since WW I. On the other hand, a squad-designated sniper is equipped with a bolt action rifle, WW I style, which seems to get the job done.

  4. Anyone suggesting a ban on assault weapons without addressing drug abuse from prescription drugs and legalized pot that causes psychosis is a political hack that does not deserve to be in elected office. Not to mention the psychological trauma of two years of government tyranny! They show their cards as they continue to abuse the people and then go for their guns! We have seen this story before. Thank God our Founding Fathers the most brilliant group of people to ever assemble, made it clear, the right to bear arms should never be infringed upon! Today’s pathetic tyrants deserve justice not office! https://www.constitutionalcol.com/post/the-tyrannical-biden-and-globalists-pushing-gun-control-are-looking-to-enslave-america