In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a new weapons ban that will restrict 158 so-called Military Style assault weapons. This ban will include some handguns and will include a registration component. There is no measurable evidence that weapons bans reduce crime.
- Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
- 158 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:
- 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
A pdf of the bill summary is available here.
If you notice that Senator Feinsteins legislation is nearly identical to the California Gun Ban, one would expect that the lest of weapons to be banned are identical as well. Here is the list of Banned Weapons
Here is the Updated List – Click on Photo to make it larger