U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, a Democrat out of Rhode Island, along with 164 co-sponsors from his party, introduced new legislation in Congress on Monday that would not only bring back the federal “assault weapon” ban that expired in September of 2004, but would also dramatically increase the ban’s scope.

Assault weapons were made for one purpose. They are designed to kill as many people as possible in a short amount of time. They do not belong in our communities,” said Cicilline in an official statement. “I am proud to introduce the Assault Weapons Ban with the support of leaders in law enforcement. It’s on all of us to end this carnage.”

There are currently 193 serving Democrats in the United States Congress, and 165 of them are listed on the bill as co-sponsors. Although the exact details of the legislation have not yet been released, Cicilline outlined the primary changes being called for, which include the prohibition of sale, transfer, production, and importation of all semi-automatic rifles and pistols “with a military-style feature that can accept a detachable magazine,” any semi-automatic rifles that can hold more than ten rounds, semi-automatic shotguns with “military-style” features, and also ammunition feeding devices that can be used in place of magazines that hold more than ten rounds.

By these standards, pistols like the Glock 19 and Glock 17 would be subject to this “assault weapon” ban, though lower magazine capacity pistols like the 1911 would not.

Today I joined @RepCicilline and 150+ of my colleagues to introduce the assault weapons ban. It’s time for Congress to listen to the will of a majority of Americans and pass sensible legislation to get these weapons of war off our streets. #NeverAgain #MSDStrong

— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) February 26, 2018

Additionally, 205 specifically named firearms would be added to the banned list. If passed, this legislation would represent the most dramatic shift in firearm regulation the United States has ever seen, though it seems exceedingly unlikely that it could. Despite the laundry list of co-sponsors, the Republican Party still retains the majority in Congress. The bill, then, may be a more symbolic gesture by House Democrats, than an effective effort to curb crime.

The 1994 assault weapons ban was effective until it expired in 2004. During the time it was in effect, police agencies saw decreases in criminals’ use of assault weapons.” Chuck Wexler, Executive Director of the Police Executive Research Forum was quoted as saying inCicilline’s press release.