heated debates about what to do in the aftermath of the Connecticut
school shooting which took the lives of 20 children and six adults,
Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is prepared to take action on the
first day Congress meets after their current break.
1, 2013, Feinstein will introduce new legislation that would ban
assault rifles similar to the bill she championed in California.
going to introduce in the Senate, and the same bill will be introduced
in the House — a bill to ban assault weapons,” Feinstein
said on NBC’s Meet the Press.
will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession,
not retroactively, but prospectively.”
purpose of this bill is to get… weapons of war off the streets.”
needs these military-style assault weapons? Who needs an ammunition
feeding device capable of holding 100 rounds?” Feinstein
wrote on her campaign website.
weapons are not for hunting deer — they’re for hunting people.”
less than 24 hours after the re-election of President Barack Obama,
swirled that Feinstein was looking to bring back an assault
rifle ban even more stringent than the one passed in Congress under
President Bill Clinton.
Though no specific
details about the coming legislation have been released, according
to earlier statements
from Feinstein and individuals close to the situation, the ban
would not only restrict access to certain rifles deemed as “assault
rifles” but would eliminate grandfather protections
altogether, meaning that ownership of such firearms would be illegal
and subject to criminal prosecution.
tell me California Senator and longtime gun-hater Dianne
Feinstein’s legal staff held meetings on Friday with FTB/ATF legal
staff to discuss a new “Assault Weapons Ban” Madame Feinstein
would be looking to push through Congress if President Obama wins
“pretty good intelligence” says the items that would lead to a
banwould ban pistol grips and “high-capacity” magazines,
eliminate any grandfathering and ban sales of “weapons in possession”.
It should be
clear that Congress is now moving for a complete ban on the purchase
and possession (even if you currently own them) of any guns deemed
‘assault weapons’ under the new legislation.