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Commissioner Roberto Ruiz looking into resolution urging Assault Weapons Ban

In wake of yet another mass shooting and the government’s indecisiveness to do something about it. Governmental entities are urging National and State officials to ban Assault Type Weapons.

Maverick County Commissioner Roberto Ruiz is looking to present the Commissioners Court a resolution calling for government officials in the State and National level to quickly move and do something about the atrocious acts being committed with these weapons.

The resolution would call for a ban on all Assault Type Weapons.

Commissioner Ruiz presented a resolution at a meeting held on Monday, August 12 but it failed to be discussed due to not enough time to review the schematics of the item.

Since 1949, there have been over 27 mass shootings in the United States with fatalities totaling 10 or more. Of those mass shooting with over 10 fatalities, 18 have been in the last 20 years all involving Semi-Automatic weapons.

In 1994, a federal Assault Weapons Ban was implemented by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Ten years later, 2004, the bill expired and was not renewed.

Four years later in 2008, the landmark Supreme Court case of Heller v. DC was decided and held that The Second Amendment guarantees an individual’s right to possess a hand gun unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. This decision gave the Second Amendment its full legal power and has been the driving force behind controversial arguments regarding Assault Weapons Bans and gun control in this country.

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