Roughly two dozen Democrats in the Senate have banded together to create a bill that bans "assault" weapons and the bump stock.
The coalition of comrades is being led by (unsurprisingly) Dianne Feinstein of California. "We're introducing an updated Assault Weapons Ban for one reason: so that after every mass shooting with a military-style assault weapon, the American people will know that a tool to reduce these massacres is sitting in the Senate, ready for debate and a vote," Feinstein said in a statement.
Isn't there a similar "tool" already in play? It's called a ban on murder. But Democrats don't appear to care. They are concerned only with the destruction of rights. Congress previously enacted an assault weapons ban in 1994, but that legislation expired in 2004. It also failed to stop the Columbine shooting in Colorado, which happened in 1999. So claiming an assault weapons ban will "work" is naive at best, and fundamentally flawed at its core at worst.