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
“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’re for hunting people.”
In November, less than 24 hours after the
re-election of President Barack Obama, rumors
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’s legal staff held meetings on
Friday with FTB/ATF legal staff to discuss a new “Assault Weapons
Ban” Madame Feinstein would be looking to push through Congress if
President Obama wins reelection.
This same “pretty good intelligence”
says the items that would lead to a banwould
ban pistol grips and “high-capacity” magazines, eliminate any
grandfathering and ban sales of “weapons in possession”.
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.