Skip to comments.MILLER: National ‘assault weapon’ ban coming Thursday
Posted on 01/23/2013 4:21:18 AM PST by marktwain
Sen. Dianne Feinsteins office confirmed that she will be introducing in the Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban. A spokesman said the full text will be released at a press conference on Thursday.
The California Democrat intends to expand on the ban that expired in 2004, by including handguns and shotguns, in addition to rifles. She would decrease from two to one the number of cosmetic features on a gun to have it be considered an assault weapon. This means that if a gun has just one item like a pistol grip or bayonet lug, then it is illegal. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the same ban in New York last week.
Furthermore, instead of grandfathering in current firearms, she would create a national gun registry for the government to track lawful gun owners. Magazines would again be limited to 10 rounds.
The Clinton-era bill was not renewed by Congress after the Federal Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement agencies reported that it was ineffective in reducing crime.
President Obama said that a top priority is to get an assault weapons ban that is meaningful passed this year.
A summary of Mrs. Feinsteins legislation is below.
Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: 120 specifically-named firearms; certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by: Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test; eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test; and banning firearms with thumbhole stocks and bullet buttons to address attempts to work around prior bans.
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Hahaha, the senate can propose an “assault weapons” ban, but not a budget as they’re required to do by law.
You can shove your ban deep into where that California sun doesn`t shine, DiFi. We won`t obey.
If they pass such a ban, I will, for the first time in my life, purchase an “assault rifle”, before it goes into effect.
Good luck finding a new one. Not many to be had right now. You should have seen the light about six months ago!
I’m not personally aware of anybody willing to “register” anything.
“If they pass such a ban, I will, for the first time in my life, purchase an assault rifle, before it goes into effect.”
You can probably find one cheap in a bordertown along the Rio Grande.
She should go there.
Is a “bullet button” related to “the thing that goes up”??? I thought I was reasonably informed on firearms terminology but those two just escape me. Can somebody please translate?
People killed in the last 25 years by:
pistol grips = 0
mounted bayonets = 0
This is like enforcing speeding laws by banning racing stripes.
National assault weapon ban coming Thursday
I saw a used Smith and Wesson M&P AR-15 Sport 223 for sale in a local sporting goods store yesterday. Asking price $2,200. Before all the talk about gun bans, you could pick up a new one for $640.
Lol. You waited till now? Geez! Good luck finding anything.
If they pass such a ban, I will, for the first time in my life, purchase an assault rifle, before it goes into effect.
It’s why I bought my SKS during the Clinton years along with 500 rounds. I’ve put about 40 rounds through it since then, mainly to familiarize myself with the sights.
This rifle fires 3 round bursts AND fires on full automatic. They have been illegal in this country since 1934.
You have ALREADY eroded the 2nd amendment to the point that we can't even possess the "arms" intended in the amendment.
Enough is enough.
So, how does this person expect to get it through house. Even with Boehner as Speaker, the ‘Pubbies are not gong to commit this sort of suicide.
I doubt it even gets out of committee in the Senate.
I don’t see the House approving a ban. The Senate can vote all they want but it takes both branches to pass a bill.
But I thought Obama said that there aren’t any bayonets anymore.
Keep making phone calls and writing them.
I do it three times a week.
Hell, half of the FReeper statements on these kinds of threads are all you’d have to tell them.