Skip to comments.Details of assault weapons ban bill
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 bills 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 bills enactment be engraved with the serial number and date of manufacture of the weapon.
List of Firearms Prohibited by Name
Belt-fed semiautomatic firearms:
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.
If threaded barrels are prohibited, how is a barrel to be mated to the receiver?
Does this include flint-locks too?
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?
Democrats can’t stand the thought that somewhere, somplace, a person is free and not under their control.
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”.
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...
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.
Muzzle loaders are a real threat to left.
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.
Looks like the monster man grip is gonna be legal?
You’ve just gone and made a public confession....
...and now, they’re gonna getcha!
so I can keep my tank?
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