UPDATE: Under intense pressure from gun control advocates, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced an updated version of her Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 on November 8, 2017. Congressman Cicilline followed suit on February 26, 2018, introducing a companion bill in the House with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL). The Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 is a far stronger, more effective bill than its 1994 predecessor. Thanks to all those who participated in this successful campaign!
From 1994 to 2004, the United States of America had an Assault Weapons Ban in place at the federal level. Now, after the horror and suffering we saw in Las Vegas, it is time for legislators to do what they should have done more than a decade ago—renew the Assault Weapons Ban.
Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced a bill that would ban the sale, transfer, importation, manufacture or possession of bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar accessories that accelerate a semiautomatic rifle’s rate of fire.
That’s a good first step, but it’s not enough. The Vegas shooter had 23 semiautomatic rifles in his possession during the attack, including AR-15 and AK-47 variants. He used these weapons to kill 58 people and wound more than 500 others on October 1, 2017. We have reached a tipping point in terms of the level of militarization we are seeing in civilian and law enforcement firepower. It’s time to turn that needle back significantly.
We have two champions in Congress when it comes to renewing the Assault Weapons Ban: Senator Feinstein and Congressman David Cicilline.
Please contact Senator Feinstein and Congressman Cicilline through one of the channels below and give them the following message:
Thank you so much for your past leadership on the issue of the Assault Weapons Ban. After the horror we saw in Las Vegas, please reintroduce your Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 bill and call on Republican leadership to give you an up and down vote on it. We cannot leave a society teeming with battlefield rifles to our children. We are better than this and Americans have a right to know where their legislators stand on this issue. Make them vote.
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Email webform: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Congressman David Cicilline
Phone: (202) 225-4911
Email webform: https://cicilline.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Once you have contacted Senator Feinstein and/or Rep. Cicilline, click the orange I TOOK ACTION TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE button below.
Thank you for demanding bold action in this tragic moment for our country.