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

(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
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