Assault Weapons Ban To Be Put Up For Vote By Senator Feinstein

Senator Diane Feinstein of California plans to reintroduce the Assault Weapons Ban that was in place from 1994-2004 on the first day of the next senate term.

The Assault Weapons Ban, which banned high-powered firearms from 1994 to 2004 when it was allowed to expire will be reintroduced on the first day of the new Senate term by California Democrat Diane Feinstein. Feinstein said that the same Assault Weapons Ban would be introduced in the House. Feinstein wrote on her website that the guns that the Assault Weapons Ban would prohibit are designed to kill people, not animals:

Who needs these military-style assault weapons? Who needs an ammunition feeding device capable of holding 100 rounds? These weapons are not for hunting deer -- they’re for hunting people.

Feinstein laid out details of the Assault Weapons Ban on NBC's Meet the Press:

"It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively, but prospectively," and ban the sale of clips of more than ten bullets, Feinstein said. "The purpose of this bill is to get... weapons of war off the streets."

New Jersey Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg will introduce a ban against high-capacity magazines, which allow shooters to fire off 30 or more shots without reloading.

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