Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feinstein's dream

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has her proposal on her website

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's a combination of CA-like law(list of all names) and making all semi-auto rifles registered as NFA item. Seems like these are two things that will not work, as discussed in my earlier post.