He’s pushing gun-control legislation at the federal, state and local level, while also launching an aggressive national campaign to beat into submission companies that make and sell assault weapons.
His latest is a call for U.S. mayors to sever ties with companies that manufacture or sell assault weapons, pitching the idea at a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington over inauguration weekend. He has asked the city’s five pension funds and sister agencies like the CTA to do the same. Two funds already have moved to divest.
Then, on Thursday, Emanuel contacted two major banks that provide lines of credit to two gun manufacturers, urging them to “use their influence” to get the companies to support President Obama’s gun-control agenda.So to be perfectly clear... the reason we keep military style assault weapons with large magazine clips is to defend ourselves from tin-pot fascists like Rahm Emanuel, Michael Bloomberg, Diane Feinstein and Chuck Schumer who will attempt to "beat us into submission".