Skip to comments.Lautenberg Introduces Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act
Posted on 03/19/2005 5:51:26 AM PST by TERMINATTOR
WASHINGTON, DC --Acting forcefully to protect citizens and law enforcers, United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg introduced today a bill which would restore the federal ban on dangerous assault weapons.
"Keeping assault weapons off our streets is common sense," said Senator Lautenberg. "Our first responsibility to the American people is to keep them safe."
The "Assault Weapons Ban and Law enforcement Protection Act" would permanently reinstate and significantly strengthen the federal ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazine that expired on September 2004. The Lautenberg bill would improve and simplify the definition of assault weapons; would expand the scope of the ban to include conversion parts kits that can be purchased through the mail and used to build an assault weapon; regulate the transfer of grandfathered assault weapons; clarify definitions of assault weapon characteristics; and enhance tracing of assault weapons.
"It is time to act in the interest of the American people, not the gun lobby," said Senator Lautenberg. "Innocent lives, including law enforcement officials, are at risk and we need to pass this legislation now. Gun laws should be there to protect the innocent; not help criminals and terrorists"
The Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) produced a detailed report at the request of Senator Lautenberg that found that at least 47 suspected and known terrorists who are listed on the nation's terror watch lists were allowed to legally purchase firearms. With the expiration of the Assault Weapons Ban, these people could now upgrade from a hand gun or rifle, to an AK-47.
It doesn't have an ice cubes chance in hell.
After all, he's the kind of guy who thinks only the guards really need them.
If this bastard (lautenburg) had his way we would have less rights than an Iragi. There you can have one AK-47 and one magazine per house. Damned liberal garbage.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Hey Frank! Just because your cold, dead, fingers can no longer hold a firearm, don't assume the rest of use are ready to give 'em up to like likes of YOU.
Is there a betting line on how fast GWB will sign this bill if it ever gets to his desk? I say about a day after he says he has no choice but to sign to protect "the people" (the elite).
Hey jackass, an AK-47 IS a rifle.
Isn't it convientient that after all the bad things with guns that happened this week. . . :(
Brought to you by the gift that keeps on giving: the People's Republic of New Jersey....
Is he paid by the United Nations or the US Treasury?
No AWB bill will pass the house. It's DOA.
Guess its time to buy that Springfield Armory M1A I have been lusting after.
SA INC. has serious quality control problems these days. Try Fulton Armory, or Smith Enterprise.
Senator Lautenberg, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Schumer and Senator Boxer have an unusual obsession with gun control.
Yes, Mr. Lautenberg, I too have noticed that since September the streets are running red with blood. (/sarcasm)
Lautenburg has no business even being in the Senate. Republican's should have screamed bloody murder when he was illegally substituded for the torch.
Note; this link is from the senate and has the lead in tripe spewing speech by the jackass 'senator'.
But also NOTE, in the last week there's been OTHER AWB bills introduced. Some in the senate (Di-Fi again) and also in the House. We are under full attack by the gun grabbers.
Go to THOMAS and search "assault weapons" and they'll all pop up. And this time they're leaving no stone unturned. Now they want to ban the M-1 Garand too.
...from ALL enemies, both foreign and DOMESTIC.
When will we get rid of left-wing, anti-gun, anti-freedom, anti-AMERICAN scumbags like Lautenburg, who is, in fact, nothing short of a DOMESTIC ENEMY of the people of the United States?
Maybe the courts will work, but I doubt it.
The 'ballot box' sure hasn't worked, given the fact that this piece-of-sh*t is from the Peoples Republic of New Jersey.
What's left to us, other than the 'cartridge box'?
Hope that never becomes necessary (when, and if, our government ever becomes the Tyrannical government that scum like Lautenburg would want, and that our Founders helped arm us against), but maybe one day it will.
But I thought they did stamp their feet while they screamed.
I didnt know that. Did they have a change in management? I have always heard nothing but good reports on their rifles.
Sen. Lousenberg, as he is commonly know in NJ, has done a great public service in introducing this bill. It will get more Dems - including that bubblehead Hillary - on record as being opposed to gun rights which means more Democratic defeats in the coming years.
These appear to be the actions of a government which fears the populace.
Because it is hard to tyrannize an armed populace.
Also see S.620
"Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Introduced in Senate)"
Also H.R. 1312
"Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2005 (Introduced in House)"
Which I suppose is a house version of Lautenberg's bill ?
Introduced by Cong. Mrs. McCarthy. 3/15/2005
Lautenberg is an ancient German word for "lying a**hole". Some of these so-called Senators need to be forcibly ejected from office, and possibly from the country.
The term `semiautomatic assault weapon' means any of the following:
`(A) The following rifles or copies or duplicates thereof:
`(i) AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR;
`(iii) AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, or Olympic Arms PCR;
`(v) Calico Liberty;
`(vi) Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU;
`(vii) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FNC;
`(viii) Hi-Point Carbine;
`(ix) HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, or HK-PSG-1;
`(x) Kel-Tec Sub Rifle;
`(xi) M1 Carbine;
`(xiii) SAR-8, SAR-4800;
`(xiv) SKS with detachable magazine;
`(xv) SLG 95;
`(xvi) SLR 95 or 96;
`(xvii) Steyr AUG;
`(xviii) Sturm, Ruger Mini-14;
`(xx) Thompson 1927, Thompson M1, or Thompson 1927 Commando; or
`(xxi) Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz).
`(B) The following pistols or copies or duplicates thereof:
`(i) Calico M-110;
`(ii) MAC-10, MAC-11, or MPA3;
`(iii) Olympic Arms OA;
`(iv) TEC-9, TEC-DC9, TEC-22 Scorpion, or AB-10; or
`(C) The following shotguns or copies or duplicates thereof:
`(i) Armscor 30 BG;
`(ii) SPAS 12 or LAW 12;
`(iii) Striker 12; or
`(D) A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine, and that has--
`(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
`(ii) a threaded barrel;
`(iii) a pistol grip;
`(iv) a forward grip; or
`(v) a barrel shroud.
`(E)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), a semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
`(ii) Clause (i) shall not apply to an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
`(F) A semiautomatic pistol that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine, and has--
`(i) a second pistol grip;
`(ii) a threaded barrel;
`(iii) a barrel shroud; or
`(iv) the capacity to accept a detachable magazine at a location outside of the pistol grip.
`(G) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
`(H) A semiautomatic shotgun that has--
`(i) a folding or telescoping stock;
`(ii) a pistol grip;
`(iii) the ability to accept a detachable magazine; or
`(iv) a fixed magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds.
`(I) A shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
`(J) A frame or receiver that is identical to, or based substantially on the frame or receiver of, a firearm described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (I) or (L).
`(K) A conversion kit.
`(L) A semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General. In making the determination, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a firearm procured for use by the United States military or any Federal law enforcement agency is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, and a firearm shall not be determined to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes solely because the firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.'
The original SA in Springfield MA is no more, and has gone to seed. It's a park/historical site now. The name was bought by "Springfield Armory Inc." of Geneseo, Illinois. That's where SA INC's are made. Quality problems started in the late 90's, and are getting worse. Cast recievers, increasingly more cast parts, and poor quality control.
This turd is so transparent it is almost laughable, The only difference between the UN and NJ politicians is 60 miles (the distance between NJ and NY). Note to political types, you don't make people safe by disarming law abiding people. What you get is an unarmed victim, and a armed criminal
"Guess its time to buy that Springfield Armory M1A I have been lusting after."
This isn't necessary. I'm sure a judge will find a law in Turkistan or Zimbabwe that says serfs don't need firearms.
Uh oh, lib-dem garbage on the march, again. My Class III AR-10s and AR-15s are all legal with Federal Tax Stamps, and plenty of BATF paperwork. And my 40-round and 100-round mags are safe from Senator Sh!t-for-brains & Co.
"Hey jackass, an AK-47 IS a rifle."
And in this country, a semiautomatic one. There are very few if any true AK-47s in civilian hands.
Stay tuned for the news outlets to show an Iraqi terrorist blasting away with a true AK-47 (machine gun) when they air this story. The idea is to blur the line between machine guns and what Lautenberg would ban with this bill.
In the US we have AK-47 STYLED rifles, NOT AK-47s, but your average soccer mom or MSM watcher would never know that. They think we have rifles on the streets identical to what they have in Iraq. Nope, one squeeze of the trigger, one shot fired. Just like countless hunting rifles in this country.
Get bent. This bill is DOA in the House.
Bush hatred knows no bounds.
Got a cite on that? I've not heard or seen any problems with their product.
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