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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:35 AM

 

Feinstein: Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons

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 devises.

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 military characteristic
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
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
Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
Background check of owner and any transferee;
Type and serial number of the firearm;
Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

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

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derby378 Dec 2012 #7
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #2
jody Dec 2012 #4
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #5
jody Dec 2012 #8
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #9
jody Dec 2012 #10
derby378 Dec 2012 #6
geek_sabre Dec 2012 #11

Response to dkf (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. So, semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines will have to have less-safe traditional grips

*shrug*

Requiring registration for grandfathered weapons is a great idea, but something tells me it's only in as a concession to give away in negotiations. So, once again we'll be throwing away both chambers and the white house to pass a law that doesn't do anything about gun crime.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:30 PM

3. It's over. We're done. Farewell. Adios. Goodbye.

"So, once again we'll be throwing away both chambers and the white house to pass a law that doesn't do anything about gun crime."

What a crock.....................

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:18 PM

7. It's not a concession at all - DiFi is simply ramping up the crazy

Her original bill, which passed in 1994, grandfathered a lot of rifles, but this bill actually confiscates the rifles until the owners obtain an NFA tax stamp - which can take up to six months to obtain.

You know who else requires an NFA tax stamp? Owners of machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, hand grenades, etc.

This bill is dead in the water.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:50 AM

2. When/where are the detail posted?

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:05 PM

4. Feinstein "Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons" newsletter

 

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Response to jody (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:10 PM

5. That is just the summary

Looking for the list of 120 banned by name etc

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:19 PM

8. Understand my guess is the gun-g***** community will try to include much of H.R. 1022 (110th)

 

H.R. 1022 (110th): Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007

That bill could have given the Attorney General unilateral authority to ban Remington 1100s.

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Response to jody (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:36 PM

9. That is my preferred trap gun

Which tells you how long ago I was competing in trap.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:12 PM

10. I suspected an Ithaca single like John Philip Sousa used.

 

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:16 PM

6. This bill is already dead in the water

Expanding the NFA registry to swallow millions of semi-automatic rifles across America? Not gonna happen.

I'm sorry, but Feinstein is an authoritarian hack. If she thinks this has a chance of passing, she's grievously mistaken.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:00 PM

11. Hmm...

no thanks. Though I'm curious about the list of 120 firearms that would be banned outright. And what are illegitimate hunters?

Rather than this sort of sweeping legislation, that has 0% chance of passing either house, why not start with something that most reasonable people could agree with (banning large capacity magazines)?

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