Democrats’ ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Prohibits 205 Different Firearms

Border - Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is seen after the senate luncheon
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) put forward an “assault weapons” ban Wednesday that would prohibit Americans from buying at least 205 different firearms.

The United States Conference of Mayors noted Schumer’s “assault weapons” ban is a reintroduction of a gun ban put forward by the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

On Monday, Breitbart News reported Schumer’s intentions to bring an “assault weapons” ban to the Senate floor this week.

On Wednesday morning, Schumer announced today is the day:

FOX News noted that Schumer asked for “unanimous consent” on the “assault weapons” ban, which allows passage without a formal vote.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) stood on the Senate floor to block the bill Wednesday, noting that “Democrats defunded the police– now they want to disarm the American people.”

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (Kevin Dietsch/Getty)

There were nearly 25 million AR/AK-style rifles in circulation on June 21, 2022, at which time the National Shooting Sports Foundation observed there were more AR/AK-style firearms in circulation “than Ford F-Series trucks on the road.”

The number of AR/AK-style rifles in circulation is certainly much higher now.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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