Demings Votes to ban 'All Semi-Automatic Rifles'

Demings Votes to ban 'All Semi-Automatic Rifles'

The assault weapons ban does not mention what an 'assault weapon is.'

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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July 21, 2022

Former Orlando Chief of Police and current Congresswoman, Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) – running as “Chief Demings” in the upcoming election cycle against incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) – has sent out a press release regarding her support for a vote to “pass a renewed assault weapons ban through the House Judiciary Committee.”

The ban looks to prohibit “All semi-automatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine” and also looks to do away with rifles with “military features” such as pistol grips, folding and telescopic detachable stocks, and “all semi-automatic rifles that have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.” It even goes as far as to ban grenade launchers.

Demings said in a statement:

“As a former 27-year police officer, today I voted to keep the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people. Assault-style weapons are used to kill mothers, fathers, children, and cops. Victims are not expected to survive because the trauma inflicted on the body is too massive. That makes it the weapon of choice for mass shooters. The American people have demanded action to reduce violent crime and we must act. We cannot sit back as America’s representatives and watch innocent people continue to be gunned down in innocent places.”

Perhaps the most surprising statement by Demings includes, “This bill would have stopped the Pulse shooter, the Parkland shooter, the Uvalde shooter, and countless others from buying their guns.”

Demings is also a supporter of red flag laws as well. She voted to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act which is also known as “red flag” laws that included stricter background checks for those looking to purchase a firearm under the age of 21.

“Assault weapons give criminals and terrorists the ability to cause incalculable damage to our families and our communities even when law enforcement is able to respond immediately," stated Demings.

Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a junior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE), and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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