Feinstein’s 2013 Assault Weapons Ban

Tomorrow is the day that she will introduce the 2013 Assault Weapons Ban legislation.

Today is the day that you need to speak with your elected officials. I used the contact form at http://www.capwiz.com/nra/dbq/officials/ and also called them on the phone.

This bill would ban practically every gun manufactured in the last 100 years. Anything grandfathered in to the plan would be subject to the 1934 National Firearms Act. Penalties for non-compliance with the 1934 NFA are as follows:

  • 26 USC § 5871
    Any person who violates or fails to comply with any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $10,000, or be imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
  • 26 USC § 7201
    Any person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or the payment thereof shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $100,000 ($500,000 in the case of a corporation), or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution.
  • 18 USC § 3571
    Fines for Individuals.— Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, an individual who has been found guilty of an offense may be fined not more than the greatest of—
    (1) the amount specified in the law setting forth the offense;
    (2) the applicable amount under subsection (d) of this section;
    (3) for a felony, not more than $250,000;

Specifics of Feinstein’s 2013 Assault Weapons Ban are as follows.

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 or more military characteristics; and
  • 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; and
  • 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.

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.

3 thoughts on “Feinstein’s 2013 Assault Weapons Ban

  1. Where are these 120 ‘specifically named’ firearms? I can bet 80% of mine are in that category. So far I haven’t seen this. Every post just mentions ‘120 specifically named firearms’ but no names.

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