California Senator Dianne Feinstein wants 150 types of weapons banned. The Democratic Senator held a press conference to announce her lengthy gun ban bill. Some of the weapons on the list include pistols, shotguns, and rifles.
Feinstein posed with 10 weapons at her side during the Capitol Hill media event, the Daily Caller notes. New York Senator Chuck Schumer and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin stood with Feinstein during her weapons ban speech. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 would terminate the sale, transfer, importation, and manufacture of specific weapons.
The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 would also ban ammunition clips which hold more than 10 rounds. While some gun control supporters feel a high-capacity magazine ban could help prevent more mass shootings, gun rights proponents largely do not agree. The average gun owner can reportedly fire and change three 10 round clips in approximately 30 seconds.
Senator Dianne Feinstein had this to say about the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013:
“Getting this bill signed into law will be an uphill battle, and I recognize that. But it’s a battle worth having.”
The proposed gun ban is more “far reaching” than the ban that expired in 2004, according to the Washington Post. Pistols and rifles that can be used with detachable or fixed ammo magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are included in Senator Feinstein’s proposed ban. Guns with “military style features” such as pistol grips, are also on the Democrat’s list.
The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 excludes 2,250 guns used for sport of hunting purposes. Assault weapons owned legally before the potential enactment of the bill as also exempt from the ban. Unlike the previous gun ban, the 2013 ban would be permanent in nature.
The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 list of prohibited firearms