Dianda Chides Democrats For Assault Weapon Legislation

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Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Michigan lawmaker is criticizing his State House Democratic colleagues for legislation making owning an assault weapon a felony.

110th District State Representative Scott Dianda of Calumet says the bills, introduced this week by downstate Democrats, are out of touch with U.P. values.

One of the bills prohibits the manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, selling and transferring assault weapons.

The bill defines “assault weapon” as a semiautomatic pistol or semiautomatic or pump-action rifle capable of accepting a detachable magazine that contains more than 10 ammo rounds.

A violator would be guilty of a felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison.

Dianda says the bills show how out of touch the lawmakers are with the rest of Michigan and especially the U.P.

The Calumet Democrat says he has been proud to defend the Second Amendment while in office and says he will fight legislation that would restrict those freedoms.