January 10, 2019
For immediate release

GOA Statement on Sen. Feinstein’s So-Called "Assault Weapons" Ban

Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America's legislative counsel, Michael Hammond, issued the following statement in response to Sen. Dianne Feinstein's introduction of a so-called "assault weapon" ban: 

"Dianne Feinstein's new unconstitutional gun ban follows in the 'Feinstein tradition' of blindly attacking guns for no particular rational purpose.

"The 1994-2004 less-repressive predecessor to the Feinstein bill was found by the Department of Justice to have been totally ineffectual. As a result, in 2013, only 39 other senators voted to support her semi-automatic ban -- in a Senate controlled by Democrats. And, finally, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just declared, as unconstitutional, California's magazine ban, which is similar to the one contained in Feinstein's bill.

"So Feinstein's insistence of 'doubling down on failure' may make her -- and the loony Left -- feel good. But no sane legislature is actually going to vote for her bill."

Michael Hammond, or another GOA spokesman, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over 1.5 million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA's Newsroom.

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