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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Proposed "Assault Weapons" ban would ban far more than "assault weapons"

The implications of Senator Feinstein's Proposed gun-ban go much farther than so called "Assault Rifles"

The ban not only targets the misnamed "Assault Rifles" that have been such a hot topic by the Main Stream Media, but also targets pistols, shotguns and rifles.  In fact, it targets pretty much all "self defense" shotguns and the vast majority of semi-automatic pistols.

‘‘(36) The term ‘semiautomatic assault weapon’ means any of the following, regardless of country of manufacture or caliber of ammunition accepted:
(E) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds"

"36(F) A semiautomatic shotgun that has any 1 of the following: 
(i) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock. 
(ii) A pistol grip. 
(iii) A fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds.

This legislation will, with only a scant few exceptions, affect pretty much every handgun that exists.  The vast majority of handguns sold today are semiautomatic .38 cal to .45 cal which have standard magazines that hold 12 or more rounds.  There are only 5 basic types of  pistols that I can think of off the top of my head that NATIVELY hold less than 10 rounds:
  • a revolver, 
  • a derringer, 
  • bolt action competition target pistols
  • a sub-compact "pocket pistol"
  • a 45 cal 1911

And rifles and shotguns don't fare much better.  Most "home defense" shotguns have either a pistol grip, an 8 rounds magazine, or both. Even some old west rifles, like the Uberit 1873 model .44/40 with it's 13 round tube fed design.  You cant seriously believe that a 139 year old model of "old west" rifle is somehow more dangerous than a modern hunting rifle?

In an email from a friend of mine:
"Do you realize that my 10 year old son's little marlin training .22 is going to be illegal under this new ban?  Yes, that's right, a little bitty .22 target rifle.  Because the magazine holds 12 rounds.  No, I can not just get another magazine, the rifle is tube fed - the magazine is integral to the weapon." 

Actually,  that is the ONLY type of firearms that will be excluded from the detachable or internal 10 round limit - and only because it is chambered for .22 LR rimfire ammunition.  A tube-fed shotrun or rifle of any and all other calibers will be banned if it can hold more than 10 rounds. Not even the smaller caliber .17 HMR will be exempted.
"36(B) A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10
rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition"

The entire text of Senator Feinstein's gun-ban bill can be found here:


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