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Senator Feinstein's 2013 Proposed Legislation

T. H. O' Sullivan

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Here it is and it doesn't look good:




Here is a summary:


Summary of 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 military characteristic

*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

*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.

*Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:

*Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment

*Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and

*Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons

*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


It will be interesting to see if the House of Representatives can put the brakes on this. The adding of existing firearms legally purchased to NFA status would not be very popular. So, you have legally purchased semi-auto Colt AR15s, will you now have to pay $200 for a tax stamp for each rifle and undergo a background check?


T.H. O'Sullivan

Black Mesa Ranch

New Mexico


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