Feinstein Unveils Proposed Ban on Assault Weapons
It's more sweeping than the one that expired in 2004
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2013 4:38 PM CST
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill Thursday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – Democrats led by Dianne Feinstein unveiled new legislation to rein in assault weapons today, reports the Washington Post. A few key points:

  • It would ban 157 types of semiautomatic weapons, including the Bushmaster variety used in the Sandy Hook rampage.
  • It would ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
  • Current owners of such weapons can keep them, but if they sell them, the prospective buyer must undergo a criminal background check.
  • The legislation would be permanent, unlike the 1994 ban that expired 10 years later. This year's bill is more comprehensive than the old one.

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 faces an "uphill road" to passage, acknowledged Feinstein, who added that the goal is to "dry up the supply of these weapons over time," reports the New York Times. And the Los Angeles Times illustrates just how uphill that road will be: It notes high in its coverage that when Feinstein started her news conference, "no Republican lawmaker was there. Nor was a red-state Democrat."

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BCS
Jan 26, 2013 1:19 AM CST
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2poor
Jan 25, 2013 7:12 PM CST
Why is it that none of the disturbed and evil men, who steal guns, then go and kill movie-goers and children in school, has ever been identified as a conservative NRA member? Ft Hood~~~ Registered Democrat ~ Muslim Columbine ~~~ Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals Virginia Tech ~~~ Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff ~ Registered Democrat Colorado Theater ~~~ Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal Connecticut School Shooter- ~~~ Registered Democrat; hated Christians, Common thread is that all of these shooters were progressive liberal Democrats." INTERESTING, isn't it?
WeThePpl
Jan 25, 2013 1:24 PM CST
And of course all of you ignorants are going to blame the world's problems on Prez-0, who has a gun at his and his family's temples. If not O then who, you ask? Do you really need a clue? ~ "Give me control of a nation's currency and I care not who makes the laws!" Mayer Amshel Rothschild ~ "THE UNTOUCHABLES" http://video.pbs.org/video/2327953844/ Not one of these frauds went to prison or suffered any substantial consequences. Good puppets are rewarded not punished!