Here is what Senator Feinstein proposes to do to the 2nd Amendment

Dianne Feinstein

Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons

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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.

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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

A pdf of the bill summary is available here.

Effectivenness of 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban

Following are studies that have been conducted on the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban:

Assault weapons in the news


CAJ noteNotice that in order to be ‘grandfathered’-in, your legally purchased, semi-auto weapons must be registered with the ATF and you would be required to be fingerprinted. The Obama-Holder Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives. That makes you feel safer now, doesn’t it?


Update: Instapundit:

Are Gun Owners Now Going To Be Stigmatized Like Sex Offenders? “I think it’s an attempt at intimidation. I wonder if any of those whose addresses were published are immediate family members of federal officials or employees, and covered by 18 USC Section 119, which prohibits publishing home addresses for intimidation. Or if the internet publication of home addresses of gun owners can be considered cyber stalking, cyber-bullying, harassment or invasion of privacy under state laws? Just because the information is available under a FOIA request, does that mean it can be publicly disseminated? I’m sure they checked with their lawyers and felt like they were on safe ground, but I hope somebody sues them.”

Of course, my first thought on seeing the map was “That’s more gun owners than I would have expected for such a deep-blue area where guns are demonized.” Instead of marginalizing people, the effect may be more like How bad can it be if so many respectable people are doing it?

Also, New York State Senator Blasts “Asinine” Newspaper Editors Who Published Map Of Gun Owners…

Update 2Don’t worry. They aren’t coming for your guns, wingnuts. Until they are.

Obama Tells Barbara Walters He Wants Men With Guns Protecting His Daughters

In the first interview that the President and First Lady have given since re-election in November, President Obama told ABC News’ Barbara Walters that he ran for re-election because he wanted “men with guns” protecting his daughters, Sasha (11) and Malia (14). The interview aired on Nightline on December 26th but was filmed at an earlier time, prior to the Sandy Hook school massacre in Newton, Connecticut…


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