Following a string of recent mass shootings, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is looking to renew the assault weapons ban that was originally signed by former President Bill Clinton but expired more than a decade ago.The Assault Weapons Ban of 2015, which Cicilline will introduce Wednesday afternoon, would ensure that no such guns are manufactured while placing new restrictions on the sale of already existing assault weapons.
The bill has about 90 Democratic co-sponsors, including House Minority WHIP Steny Hoyer (Md.) and Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.).
It has no hope of passing through Congress, however, given opposition from Republicans.
Never mind that most shooting seem to be in gun free zones where the shooter has time to reload and fire. Never mind that auto firing guns are illegal and the term assault weapon is just an effort of trying to ban most guns in the end.