Washington, DC — Notorious anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has once again introduced her signature bill, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2023 (S. 25).
Now almost 90 years old, Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban has the backing of President Joe Biden who had this to say as she introduced the bill:
“Today, Senator Feinstein, with whom I worked with to pass the last Assault Weapons Ban in 1994, has once again introduced an Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazine Ban in the Senate, as well as legislation raising the age to purchase them to 21.”
In addition to Feinstein, S. 25 is cosponsored by 41 anti-gun Democrats in the Senate. Zero Republicans have cosponsored.
Dianne Feinstein and 41 Democrats once again introduced a so-called "assault weapons ban" (S. 25). Attached are the names of the cosponsors.
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— American Firearms Association (@2A_Freedom) January 30, 2023
Key cosponsors are Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, John Fetterman (PA), Elizabeth Warren (MA), and Cory Booker (NJ).
In addition to applauding Feinstein’s introduction of the bill, President Joe Biden demanded it be passed and sent to his desk:
“act quickly and deliver this Assault Weapons Ban to my desk”
Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate last November, and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is a cosponsor of S. 25.
With 51 votes in the Senate, Schumer would still need 60 votes to break a filibuster in order to pass S. 25, but has also threatened in the past to nuke the filibuster, lowering the threshold to 51 votes for passage.
Last summer, more than a dozen Senate Republicans voted for gun control, giving Joe Biden a win heading into the November general elections.
10 of those Republicans remain in the Senate.
S. 25 has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.