USCCA-FSL Action Fund Releases Statement On Senate Democrats’ Push for Show Vote to Ban “Assault Weapons”
West Bend, WI – Today, the U.S. Concealed Carry for Savings Lives Action Fund (USCCA-FSL Action Fund) released the following statement on Senate Majority Leader Schumer asking for unanimous consent to bring Senate Bill 25, the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2023,” to a vote, which would impose a sweeping ban on more than 200 variations of rifles that millions of Americans commonly own for home defense.
“Today’s attempt to pass an ‘assault weapons’ ban in the U.S. Senate is a stunt to garner media fanfare, but it also shows that pro-gun control politicians remain fixated on restricting law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights by implementing sweeping bans on firearms that are commonly owned for home defense. Instead of addressing the root causes of violent crime, the anti-gun lobby in Washington believes banning a wide swath of so-called ‘assault weapons’ will make our communities safer. Still, the millions of responsible gun owners across the country know the truth: more gun control does not work,” said Katie Pointer Baney, Executive Director of the USCCA-FSL Action Fund.
Senate Bill 25 would make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large-capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). But it would also dramatically and arbitrarily expand the classification of an “assault weapon” to include many types of barrels, grips, and other devices that can be found on most firearms.
“Studies have shown that the 1994 ‘assault weapons’ ban had little to no impact on reducing gun deaths. And while anti-gun politicians and activists like to create a boogeyman out of semiautomatic rifles, the truth is they’re used in a tiny fraction of violent crime committed each year. Senate Bill 25 would do nothing but punish the millions of law-abiding Americans, including many women, who rely on these types of firearms to protect their homes and their families,” concluded Pointer Baney.
The USCCA for Saving Lives Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) created this year to educate and equip responsibly-armed Americans with the information, tools, and opportunities they need to take action to promote and protect the Second Amendment. It also serves as a platform for law-abiding gun owners to engage with their elected representatives and amplify the stories of Americans serving as their family’s first line of defense.