Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Introduce Bill Banning Assault Weapons

Dianne Feinstein, member of the United States ...

Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Introduce Bill Banning Assault Weapons. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) will introduce a bill to ban assault weapons on Thursday, USA Today reports. Feinstein’s legislation would grandfather in weapons that are owned legally when the ban takes effect and more than 900 firearms used for hunting.

Shortly after President Obama announced a package of gun control proposals, Sen. Feinstein issued a press release reiterating her stance that a bill to “prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices that carry more than 10 rounds,” was necessary. There will be political challenges along the way, but at this juncture, the lawmakers who are for some type of gun control measures have the support of most Americans.  Sen. Feinstein told USA Today,”That doesn’t mean the battle shouldn’t be waged. It’s an uphill battle all the way.”

As you know, the Republicans are in bed with Wayne LaPierre and the NRA. He issued a laughable rebuke of President Obama’s inaugural speech, somehow oblivious to the fact that he doesn’t get to call the shots. Literally and figuratively.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein assault weapons ban

Sen. Dianne Feinstein at press conference about assault weapons ban

UPDATED#1 (01/24/13):  The ban includes 150 weapons, including including some rifles and handguns, as well as the sale of high-capacity magazines. The Democrats are also seeking a national registry.  Here’s a list of the firearms Sen. Feinstein is proposing to ban: She reportedly got special permission to display the guns during the press conference.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • Know_Your_Subject

    “She reportedly got special permission to display the guns during the press conference.”

    Feinstein got members of law enforcement to bring evidence weapons as props for her press conference to avoid the law prohibiting having such weapons in the District of Columbia.