(Breitbart) – Democrats in the Arizona Senate are pushing legislation that requires “assault weapons” throughout the state to be registered or surrendered.
The legislation, SB 1625, also provides the third option of rendering the firearm inoperable.
Moreover, the text of SB 1625 makes clear that the legislation ends not simply the ownership of “assault weapons,” but the manufacture of said firearms as well. An exception for manufacturing is provided for those making guns for police or military.
The statute to surrender said firearms also applies to “high capacity” magazines and certain semiautomatic pistols and shotguns.
The Democrat gun control push in Arizona comes as Democrats in Virginia are pushing an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, the criminalization of private gun sales via universal background checks, gun rationing legislation that mandates no more than one handgun purchase a month, a ban on suppressors, and myriad other gun controls.
Flashback: Joe Biden: Owners Should Be Liable If Guns ‘Not Under Lock And Key’
Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden used the October 2, MSNBC / Gabby Giffords / March for Our Lives gun control forum to suggest gun owners ought to be liable if they do not keep their firearms “under lock and key.”
Biden said, “If you left you keys in a car out here and some kid picks that car…and kills somebody driving around the parking lot, you’re liable. Why in God’s name, if you have a weapon at home and it’s not under lock and key, should you not be held liable?”
He added, “We should have a federal law making that the case,” as the crowd of gun controllers applauded.
Biden also pushed to allow gun manufacturers to be sued, and to outfit firearms with biometric readers. He said, “Right now, we have the technology to go out and make sure no one can fire a pistol, a rifle, any weapon, without their biometric marker on it. That exists, that technology exists.”
He did not say whether Secret Service agents should be limited to only using firearms with biometric readers on them.