Congresswoman Pingree Votes to Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban Today


Rep. Chellie Pingree (D) and the US House Reinstated the  Assault Weapons Ban Today in D.C.

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the US House today passed the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, (H.R. 1808), which would ban the safe, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magaznes.  The legislation, introduced by Representative David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and co-sponsored by Pingree, restores and updates the previous assault weapons ban that kept weapons of war out of our communities for a decade before Republicans opposed its renewal according to a press release issued by Pingree’s office early this evening.

“Assault weapons don’t just kill, they decimate the human body to the point Uvalde parents had to identify their children by what shoes they wore to school.  Parents shouldn’t have to worry about their child’s safety at school.  This is a uniquely American fear.  These weapons are designed for the battlefield and to slaughter with maximum destruction.  Weapons of war have no place in our communities,” said Pingree.  “When the federal ban on assault weapons expired nearly two decades ago, data shows there was an almost immediate, steep rise in mass shooting deaths.  That’s no coincidence.  In fact, researchers have estimated the likelihood of mass shooting deaths fell by 70 percent when the assault weapons ban was in effect.”

“Today, I was proud to vote alongside my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ban assault weapons so we can finally put an end to America’s gun violence epidemic.”

This blogger is reporting that according to an article in THE NEW YORK TIMES on Saturday, July 30, 2022, entitled “Divided House Moves to Ban Assault Rifles,” Jared Golden was one of five Democrats who voted against the legislation.   Two Republican House members joined the Democrats in supporting this legislation.

“Oh Jared.  What are we going to do about you?” said  At a press conference several years ago at BIW, Golden told this blogger said that Nancy Pelosi should step aside for someone younger.  “LIke you?” asls