California Senator Diane Feinstein has gone off the rails with respect to the newest flavor of ‘assault weapons ban‘. The fact this was obviously drafted up years in advance of the latest mass murder shows her complete disregard for the United States Constitution, and her own hypocrisy – being a CCW holder and gun-owner, herself.
- Requires owners of existing “assault weapons” to register them with the federal government under the National Firearms Act (NFA). The NFA imposes a $200 tax per firearm, and requires an owner to submit photographs and fingerprints to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), to inform the BATFE of the address where the firearm will be kept, and to obtain the BATFE’s permission to transport the firearm across state lines.
- Prohibits the transfer of “assault weapons.” Owners of other firearms, including those covered by the NFA, are permitted to sell them or pass them to heirs. However, under Feinstein’s new bill, “assault weapons” would remain with their current owners until their deaths, at which point they would be forfeited to the government.
- Prohibits the domestic manufacture and the importation of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The 1994 ban allowed the importation of such magazines that were manufactured before the ban took effect. Whereas the 1994 ban protected gun owners from errant prosecution by making the government prove when a magazine was made, the new ban includes no such protection. The new ban also requires firearm dealers to certify the date of manufacture of any >10-round magazine sold, a virtually impossible task, given that virtually no magazines are stamped with their date of manufacture.
There’s more analysis of the bill at the above link. Suffice it to say she’s delusional if she thinks that this is in any way going to pass in the House. – Chuck Kuecker
I certainly hope so. Call your Congressmen and Senators – multiple times! – Guffaw
h/t Beloit Ballistics