Virtually minutes after the tragic Uvalde shooting, Democrats – including the President – took to their allies in the corporate-controlled press and demanded gun control.
The gun-grabbers have been playing fast and loose with the facts in an attempt to win American voters over to their side and make this a key 2022 Midterm elections issue.
However, this Clinton era report could foil their gun-grabbing plans.
“Do Something!” doesn’t include anything that would work
Following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that took the lives of 19 students and two teachers – the corporate-controlled media and Democrat politicians immediately began their standard “Do Something,” cries.
The Fake News Media can’t be bothered to run any stories on the daily murders taking place in cities with the most strict gun laws in the country.
Leftist lawmakers and fake news reporters ignore solutions that could mitigate these tragedies – like prioritizing mental health or hardening schools – and instead jump right to gun-grabbing.
President Joe Biden is considering a number of policies that infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
But what is an “assault weapon”?
The biggest prize for the Biden administration is a ban on so-called, “assault weapons.”
However, no Democrat has been able to explain what an assault weapon is.
Because it’s not actually a thing.
There are assault rifles, which are a specific, military-issued firearm – but that’s not what they’re talking about – and they’re already banned under the National Firearms Act of 1934.
They often lump in AR-15 as an “assault weapon,” and even Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia recently called AR-15 “automatic weapons,” – when, in fact, AR-15s, like almost all guns, are semi-automatic – meaning, one trigger pull, one shot.
And they’re ignoring the fact that the vast majority of mass shooters don’t utilize AR-15s, they most often use handguns.
Are handguns included in the supposed “assault weapons” President Biden, his Democrat colleagues, and members of the corporate-controlled media want to ban?
After all, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a freeze on handgun sales – does Biden want to do the same?
No one knows – but still, “Do Something!”
Myth of the 1994 “assault weapons” ban
Biden and his fellow gun-grabbers often cite the 1994 assault weapons ban as evidence that the ban will cut down on “gun violence,” while not taking away Americans’ right to bear arms.
However, even the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledges the Clinton era gun-grab had little to no impact on gun violence.
The Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act of 1994 targeted firearms deemed “useful in military and criminal applications but unnecessary in shooting sports or self-defense.”
It lasted 10-years and expired in September of 2004.
Following the expiration, the DOJ performed a study to measure the success – or lack thereof – of the unconstitutional ban.
The DOJ study concluded the “assault weapon” ban yielded “mixed” results.
According to study results, there was a decline in crimes committed with firearms fitting the ban description – however, that decline didn’t reduce violent crimes as criminals used non-banned weapons.
The DOJ study found that while there was an overall reduction in gun crimes during the decade-long ban, there was an equal level of reduced gun violence both prior to the ban and after it expired.
Furthermore, the reduction was mimicked in other countries that didn’t enact a similar ban.
“We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence,” the report reads.
According to the DOJ, any future reduction in gun violence as a result of the ban was likely “to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.”
But forget hardening schools or prioritizing mental health treatments instead of placating the mentally ill – an ineffective “assault weapons” ban is the Left’s answer to keeping American students safe at schools.