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Published On: Fri, Jan 25th, 2013

Dianne Feinstein rolls out bill to ban vast array of rifles, handguns and pistols

Senator Dianne Feinstein on Thursday proposed banning 157 makes and models of military-style rifles, pistols, shotguns and semi-automatic weapons, and appealed to the public to get her bill through Congress.

The California Democrat’s legislation also would outlaw firearms with fixed ammunition clips that can hold more than 10 rounds and ban civilian weapons that differ only slightly from military models meant only for combat.

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The Feinstein bill, co-sponsored by California Senator Barbara Boxer and 13 other Democrats, would exempt 2,258 makes and models of hunting and sporting rifles.

Feinstein told a Capitol Hill news conference that it will pass “if America rises up, if people care enough.”

“Call every member of the House, call every member of the Senate and say, ‘We have had enough. These weapons do not belong on the streets of our towns, of our cities, in our schools, in our malls, in our workplaces, in our movie theaters,’ ” Feinstein said to an audience that included victims of gun violence, relatives of mass-shooting victims, and police officers who favor the ban.

“Enough is enough. We can win this. But it depends on America and it depends on the courage of Americans,” she said.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris praised Feinstein’s bill as the right thing to do.

“Sen. Feinstein’s renewed call to reactivate the federal assault weapons ban and to ban high-capacity magazines is in the best interest of public safety, ” Harris said in a statement.

“These weapons of war are too often used to take innocent lives and do not belong on our streets. I was proud to stand with Sen. Feinstein when she fought to restore the ban in 2004, and I am proud to stand with her again today.”

The director of public relations for the National Rifle Association (NRA), Andrew Arulanandam, stated:

Senator Feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. It’s disappointing but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the Constitution instead of prosecuting criminals….

The American people know gun bans do not work and we are confident Congress will reject Senator Feinstein’s wrong-headed approach.

 

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