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Details of assault weapons ban bill
Jamie Dupree's Washington Insider ^ | 1/24/2013 | Jamie Dupree

Posted on 01/24/2013 11:15:53 AM PST by MacNaughton

Assault Weapons Ban of 2013

The legislation bans the sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation of:

1. All semiautomatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature: pistol grip; forward grip; folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; barrel shroud; or threaded barrel.

2. All semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature: threaded barrel; second pistol grip; barrel shroud; capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip; or semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.

3. All semiautomatic rifles and handguns that have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

4. All semiautomatic shotguns that have a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; pistol grip; fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds; ability to accept a detachable magazine; forward grip; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; or shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

5. All ammunition feeding devices (magazines, strips, and drums) capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.

6. 157 specifically-named firearms (listed at the end of this document).

The legislation excludes the following weapons from the bill:

a. Any weapon that is lawfully possessed at the date of the bill’s enactment;

b. Any firearm manually operated by a bolt, pump, lever or slide action;

c. Assault weapons used by military, law enforcement, and retired law enforcement; and

d. Antique weapons.

The legislation protects hunting and sporting firearms:

i. The bill excludes 2,258 legitimate hunting and sporting rifles and shotguns by specific make and model.

The legislation strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and state bans by:

ii. Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test.

The bill also makes the ban harder to evade by eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test.

iii. Banning dangerous aftermarket modifications and workarounds.

iv. Bump or slide fire stocks, which are modified stocks that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire at rates similar to fully automatic machine guns.

v. So-called “bullet buttons” that allow the rapid replacement of ammunition magazines, frequently used as a workaround to prohibitions on detachable magazines.

vi. Thumbhole stocks, a type of stock that was created as a workaround to avoid prohibitions on pistol grips.

vii. Adding a ban on the importation of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.

viii. Eliminating the 10-year sunset that allowed the original federal ban to expire.

The legislation addresses the millions of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines currently in existence by:

i. Requiring a background check on all sales or transfers of a grandfathered assault weapon.

ii. This background check can be run through the FBI or, if a state chooses, initiated with a state agency, as with the existing background check system.

iii. Prohibiting the sale or transfer of large-capacity ammunition feeding devices lawfully possessed on the date of enactment of the bill.

iv. Allowing states and localities to use federal Byrne JAG grant funds to conduct a voluntary buy-back program for grandfathered assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices.

v. Imposing a safe storage requirement for grandfathered firearms, to keep them away from prohibited persons.

vi. Requiring that assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices manufactured after the date of the bill’s enactment be engraved with the serial number and date of manufacture of the weapon.

List of Firearms Prohibited by Name

Rifles:
Pistols:
Shotguns:
Belt-fed semiautomatic firearms:


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KEYWORDS: guncontrol
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1 posted on 01/24/2013 11:15:56 AM PST by MacNaughton
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To: MacNaughton
"grenade launcher or rocket launcher"

Gosh, It's going to be illegal to own a grenade launcher or rocket launcher? Bummer.
2 posted on 01/24/2013 11:21:27 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: MacNaughton

3 posted on 01/24/2013 11:22:02 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: MacNaughton

No compromise.

The Bill of RIghts is NOT subject to legislative compromise.

Give them an inch and they will take a mile.

The very next time a madman goes amuck thye will say this was not enough and come back for another bite, and another bite and another bite.

What many liberals and some gun owners fail to recognize is that once you have set a legislative precedent for this kind of action, it will expand.

I want a law REQUIRING all teachers to qualify with a handgun and carry concealed at work. It should be an occupational requirement.

That’s MY compromise.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 11:22:56 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: MacNaughton

If threaded barrels are prohibited, how is a barrel to be mated to the receiver?


5 posted on 01/24/2013 11:25:04 AM PST by fso301
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To: MacNaughton

Does this include flint-locks too?


6 posted on 01/24/2013 11:25:49 AM PST by navyblue (<u>)
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To: MacNaughton

Once Senators spend so much time in Washington, they think they’ve been appointed “GOD”.

Do her constituents want this or does she want this ban?


7 posted on 01/24/2013 11:27:57 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: MacNaughton

Democrats can’t stand the thought that somewhere, somplace, a person is free and not under their control.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 11:28:23 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: MacNaughton
What part of "shall not be infringed" is unclear? Banning goes well beyond infringement. The bill forces registration which we know is the prelude to confiscation.
9 posted on 01/24/2013 11:29:05 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: MacNaughton

I don’t do recreational drugs so I wish the commie lib ‘RATS would explain to me what makes a rifle with a “pistol grip” more deadly than one without a “pistol grip”. The commie ‘RATS must have a thing against “pistol grips”.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 11:30:25 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: MacNaughton
It's working folks. Sanding firm and massive buying has spooked them. This is scaled WAY back from her original draft turning everything into an NFA weapon.

We should plan on the spineless republicans caving and this passing. We need to know the implementation date, Jan 1 2014 ? Anyone know ?

In the meantime...

STICK TO YOUR GUNS

11 posted on 01/24/2013 11:32:56 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: MacNaughton
It looks to me like a Ruger Mini-14 would not be on the list.

In 1994 Wayne LaPierre went on the Sunday morning news shows and compared the Mini-14 to an AR15 to show how arbitrary and ridiculous the ban was.

I can't believe DiFi made the same mistake again.

12 posted on 01/24/2013 11:34:27 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: The_Victor
"All Thompson rifles"

Muzzle loaders are a real threat to left.

13 posted on 01/24/2013 11:34:48 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MacNaughton

This bill will never make it out of committee. Good luck getting more than a handful of Dems to vote for it. I cannot imagine Dingy Harry ever bringing this to the floor of the Senate for a vote.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 11:36:17 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MacNaughton

15 posted on 01/24/2013 11:37:16 AM PST by Noamie
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To: MacNaughton
I would be upset if I still owned any guns. Fortunately I threw all my guns in the trash after Sandy Hook. I was afraid they would kill me.
16 posted on 01/24/2013 11:39:35 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: MacNaughton

Looks like the monster man grip is gonna be legal?


17 posted on 01/24/2013 11:40:11 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: fso301

Ahhh.....Man....

You’ve just gone and made a public confession....

...and now, they’re gonna getcha!


18 posted on 01/24/2013 11:41:46 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: MacNaughton

so I can keep my tank?


19 posted on 01/24/2013 11:43:37 AM PST by drypowder
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To: fso301
Photobucket If we let these bitches take our gun rights... They can take anything. We are going to be slaves to the elite. This has to stop and it needs to be now. A five million peaceful gun right patriot march in the capital, is needed right now. Strength in numbers taking a hard stand...Or we all will be on our knees. SHUT IT DOWN!
20 posted on 01/24/2013 11:44:00 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: SampleMan
I think they are MUCH more worried about the Thompson Contender series pistols chambered for long range rifle rounds like .270. The rifles also are very easily converted into a very concealable 6-700 yard oathbreaking zombie eliminator.


21 posted on 01/24/2013 11:44:53 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: MacNaughton
So what the hell Pookie and Ray-Ray are going to do? Stop buying them off the streets because they are illegal?!

They are talking about law abiding citizens, not ghetto thugs. Disarming us so resistance to the New World Order will not be a difficult transaction! Obey, it's for your own good! [sarc]
22 posted on 01/24/2013 11:45:26 AM PST by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: MacNaughton

If you want to continue to live with constitutional limits on government’s ability to make your life the same as a serf, you better not let them restrict the Second Amendment by bad laws such as this.

Please write, contact or email your federal senators and congressman (even if they are weasel Democrats) and tell them you are against any infringement on the Second Amendment. If you sleep on this issue, there will be a day when you wake up as an enslaved serf with the boot of a government agent on your neck.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 11:47:04 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: MacNaughton

Never pass.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 11:47:13 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: MacNaughton

Law bans the sale, or TRANSFER of these guns. Does transfer ban mean that you cant will them to your kids and that you have to turn them in when you die?


25 posted on 01/24/2013 11:47:34 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: The_Victor

id say which weapons were blatantly and obviously missing from the list, but if theyre reading this they can f/o


26 posted on 01/24/2013 11:48:05 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: MacNaughton

horrible all of it; an unmitigated disaster for liberty and conservatism if any of it passes. better keep fighting.


27 posted on 01/24/2013 11:48:18 AM PST by dadfly
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To: MacNaughton

Ia there a nice way to tel Feinswine to go phuck herself?


28 posted on 01/24/2013 11:48:34 AM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: listenhillary

Meanwhile Fineswine has her security detail and a hard to get California concealed weapons permit. What a class A hypocrite. To hell with her.


29 posted on 01/24/2013 11:48:51 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ruger Mini-14 —

Barrel Shroud.


30 posted on 01/24/2013 11:49:00 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: MacNaughton

is the blood of a DC politician capable of washing away the citizen’s blood that was spilled at the behest of said DC politician?


31 posted on 01/24/2013 11:50:36 AM PST by drypowder
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To: SENTINEL
Thompson Contender series pistols

A bit pricey for single shots, but truly beautiful guns.
Several friends have them in various configurations.

32 posted on 01/24/2013 11:52:03 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: MacNaughton

The purpose of RKBA is “as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in Government.” - Thomas Jefferson

The purpose of Amend II is to prohibit federal infringement or our RKBA.

The Bill of Rights was because the “Conventions of a number of the States; having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added”

DO NOT INFRINGE OR YOU VOID THE CONTRACT - THE CONSTITUTION - AND ARE ILLEGITIMATE.


33 posted on 01/24/2013 11:52:09 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: SENTINEL

The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law

Why we can’t give up.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2980970/posts


34 posted on 01/24/2013 11:52:53 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: BO Stinkss

I sold all mine to patriotic Americans through the “gun show loophole.”


35 posted on 01/24/2013 11:53:15 AM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: SENTINEL

James Files says he used simila gun to shoot JFK from the knoll. Oathbreaking zombies don’t like it.

http://www.jfkmurdersolved.com/confession2.htm


36 posted on 01/24/2013 11:55:22 AM PST by Lexington Green (Keeping it real is keeping you down, fool.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Ruger calls it a “Handguard Assembly”

That makes it a safety enhancement.


37 posted on 01/24/2013 11:56:41 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
It looks to me like a Ruger Mini-14 would not be on the list.

It is on the list because that was a gun I explicitly looked for.

38 posted on 01/24/2013 11:59:15 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: Joe Bfstplk

Yes!FU Swinestein!!


39 posted on 01/24/2013 11:59:15 AM PST by Renegade
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To: MacNaughton

In other words, what this boils down to is another
“Assault Weapons Ban” similar to the first one but without an expiration date?


40 posted on 01/24/2013 12:03:18 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: MacNaughton
In response, the GOP should author a bill repealing NICS.

But, for some reason, the "reasonable" GOP always thinks their counter-offer has to be a subset of what the Democrats proposed.
41 posted on 01/24/2013 12:05:36 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SENTINEL

My XP100 is similar. Had it since 1976, but still a fine weapon, with 3X Burris long eye relief.


42 posted on 01/24/2013 12:05:56 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: listenhillary

That’s a pertinent and relatively unknown piece of US History. Thanks.


43 posted on 01/24/2013 12:08:34 PM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: MacNaughton
***1. All semiautomatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature:***

2. All semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature:.....capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip; or semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.


44 posted on 01/24/2013 12:19:39 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Having a barrel is a military feature.


45 posted on 01/24/2013 12:29:04 PM PST by toolman1401
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
Law bans the sale, or TRANSFER of these guns. Does transfer ban mean that you cant will them to your kids and that you have to turn them in when you die?

National Firearms Act (NFA). Title 26, United States Code, Chapter 53. The implementing regulations are found in Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 479.

Gun Control Act (GCA). Title 18, United States Code, Chapter 44. The implementing regulations are found in Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 478. i.

Transfer: Selling, assigning, pledging, leasing, loaning, giving away, or otherwise disposing of a firearm.

46 posted on 01/24/2013 12:34:56 PM PST by DCBryan1 (Look for the UNION label.....then buy something else!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Mini-14 is on the list this time.


47 posted on 01/24/2013 12:39:22 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: MacNaughton

This is good news. difi’s typical overreach has produced a poison pill that no one who is sane will touch.

AFAIC signing onto it is a death sentence.


48 posted on 01/24/2013 12:41:20 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: DCBryan1

5. All ammunition feeding devices (magazines, strips, and drums) capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.

I guess I’m supposed to stuff cotton balls into my XDM magazine? Or perhaps cut the grip down to size with a hacksaw so a 10-round mag will work?


49 posted on 01/24/2013 12:45:31 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: fso301
"If threaded barrels are prohibited, how is a barrel to be mated to the receiver?"

Maybe that's for outlawing the bolt action rifles.


50 posted on 01/24/2013 12:49:49 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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