Now With More Banning! Dianne Feinstein Introduces “Updated” Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban

On Wednesday, longtime gun control extremist Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the latest version of her perennial bid to rid America of its most popular types of rifles, as well as the standard capacity magazines that come with most modern firearms. Unimaginatively dubbed the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2019,” Feinstein’s bill promises even more banning, more restrictions, more requirements, and more self-congratulatory and deluded rhetoric. Feinstein has spent several days hyping the bill’s provisions to the media, but as of Friday afternoon, she had yet to actually release the text of the measure to the American public. Her own description of the bill notes that it would ban “the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 205 military-style assault weapons by name.” Also included would be certain firearms that accept “a detachable ammunition magazine and [have] one or more military characteristics including a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock.” Magazines would be banned if they “hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.” Feinstein additionally claims she has “updated” the version of the legislation she introduced in the last Congress by banning more types of adjustable stocks, as well as stabilizing braces for pistols, and grips and stocks developed to comply with “assault weapons bans” enacted in the states. She even promises to include a provision that would ban certain pistols based on their unloaded weight. Feinstein and lead co-sponsors Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) portrayed the measure as […]

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