Just as many Second Amendment advocates have anticipated, gun control legislation being proposed by Senator Feinstein has gone far beyond what has become known as “assault rifles”. In fact the proposed law would ban almost every type of semiautomatic gun on the market including handguns and shotguns.
Feinstein is clearly trying to expand the definition of assault weapons to just about every firearm by claiming if they have “high-capacity ammunition feeding devices” then they are “military-style assault weapons”.
The following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:
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.