Diane Feinstein Assault Weapon Press Conference

assault weapon ban 2013

Earlier today, Diane Feinstein had a press conference about her proposed “assault weapon” ban. This is the information directly from her website. I’m on the lookout for a transcript of today’s press conference, but haven’t found one yet. When/if I find one, I will share it. If  anyone finds one, feel free to share the link and I’ll post it for others to read.

I’m also seeing reports that the “Assault Weapon Ban of 2013” also includes handguns and shotguns – and her definition of an “assault weapon” is different from previous “assault weapon” bans. Will share more. Of course its easy to note handguns and shotguns were not on display for this press conference….

Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons

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In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.

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Television appearances

Summary of 2013 legislation

Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:

  • 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.
  • Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
  • Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
    • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment;
    • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes; and
    • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons.

Effectiveness of 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban

Following are studies that have been conducted on the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban:

Assault weapons in the news

Originally shared http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/assault-weapons

Photo credit – http://www.humanevents.com/2013/01/24/dianne-feinsteins-gun-control-theater/


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