Independent US Senator from Maine's bill to ban manufacture of firearms that accept std-cap mags...

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...with help from Democrats, of course. Looks like Collins would be on board as well.

GOSAFE Act
https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/imo/med ... l_text.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20231202193 ... l_text.pdf

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine
Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico

https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/gosafe

https://www.pressherald.com/2023/11/30/ ... t-weapons/

https://www.nssf.org/articles/nssf-rebu ... -ban-bill/

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Sen Angus King represents Maine and with the recent shootings in Lewiston, ME he has to show he's doing something along with Sen Susan Collins (R-ME). It's an election cycle and it would take 60 votes in the US Senate to pass it, which is highly unlikely.

From DM's link.
The murderer in Lewiston, Maine, was identified by military authorities while training in New York as having shown signs of violent criminal intent and was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility by authorities for two weeks before being released. Federal law should have prohibited the possession of firearms but there was clearly a failure to properly report and act on this information. The murderer reportedly made threats of violent attacks against a National Guard facility in Maine. New York State Police were notified and reacted to the verbal threats made by the murderer, as well as Maine State Police.
https://www.nssf.org/articles/nssf-rebu ... -ban-bill/

If federal and state authorities didn't follow through after those threats, then those are administrative screw ups and staff should be held accountable. It doesn't require a new federal law further restricting gun rights.
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DispositionMatrix wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:36 am The Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearm Exclusion Act bill is a novel approach in that it attacks function rather than features. My guess is Democrats will stick with trying to ban by both criteria.
This is getting absolutely ridiculous. Seems this could be used on any functional semiautomatic gun system.
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highdesert wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 6:05 am Sen Angus King represents Maine and with the recent shootings in Lewiston, ME he has to show he's doing something along with Sen Susan Collins (R-ME). It's an election cycle and it would take 60 votes in the US Senate to pass it, which is highly unlikely.
I agree - King has opposed assault weapon bans in the past. This is naked electoral posturing. But for those two to get behind this says something about the shifting landscape of the Maine electorate, and that's worth paying real attention to.

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wings wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:35 am
highdesert wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 6:05 am Sen Angus King represents Maine and with the recent shootings in Lewiston, ME he has to show he's doing something along with Sen Susan Collins (R-ME). It's an election cycle and it would take 60 votes in the US Senate to pass it, which is highly unlikely.
I agree - King has opposed assault weapon bans in the past. This is naked electoral posturing. But for those two to get behind this says something about the shifting landscape of the Maine electorate, and that's worth paying real attention to.
Democrats hold the trifecta in Maine, so I expect Democratic legislators to introduce a number of gun control bills. If they force law enforcement administrators to enforce existing law that's good, but if they blame gun owners by restricting 2A rights that's bad. Is the hunting and sports culture in Maine strong enough to resist the anti-gun culture that is dominating the New England states? King is a former two term governor of ME, I didn't expect him to so blatantly cater to the anti-gun lobby.
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