The Cybersecurity Act, which the Senate will vote on next week, will not only contain measures for cyber security but also quite a bit of gun control, if a coalition of Democrats led by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) get their way.
When the opportunity to add amendments to the bill arose, a “reasonable“ gun control amendment was added by Schumer, then backed by Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Diane Feinstein (D-CA). [Is it just me or do you also see a pattern there? TD]
If passed, the amendment will make it illegal to “transfer or possess large capacity” magazines. Schumer and company consider “large capacity” to be anything more than 10 rounds. The exception to the ban would be magazines for .22 rifles. [For now it is 10 rounds, then it will be 3 and then anything more than 1 until they can ban guns altogether. TS]
When announcing the proposed amendment, Schumer took time to say “average Americans” have no need for assault weapons, so they’re obviously on the chopping block as well. [Tell us Chuck, who exactly will decide what constitutes an assault weapon. TS.]
He did, however, reassure [Really??? Are you reassured? Sorry, I'm not. TS] those listening to his announcement that he has no plans to “repeal the 2nd Amendment.” [If you thought you could get away with it Chuck you would, wouldn't you.TS]