Amid 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.
Come January 1, 2013, Feinstein will introduce new legislation that would ban assault rifles similar to the bill she championed in California.
“I’m 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.
“It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively, but prospectively.”
“The purpose of this bill is to get… weapons of war off the streets.”
“Who needs these military-style assault weapons? Who needs an ammunition feeding device capable of holding 100 rounds?” Feinstein wrote on her campaign website.
These weapons are not for hunting deer — they‚Äôre for hunting people.”
In November, less than 24 hours after the re-election of President Barack Obama,¬†rumors 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.
…sources tell me¬†California Senator and longtime gun-hater Dianne Feinstein‚Äôs legal staff held meetings on Friday with FTB/ATF legal staff to discuss a new ‚ÄúAssault Weapons Ban‚ÄĚ¬†Madame Feinstein would be looking to push through Congress if President Obama wins reelection.
This same ‚Äúpretty good intelligence‚ÄĚ says the items that would lead to a banwould ban pistol grips and ‚Äúhigh-capacity‚ÄĚ magazines,¬†eliminate any grandfathering¬†and ban sales of ‚Äúweapons in possession‚ÄĚ.
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.