Video: Sen. Diane Feinstein Promises a Bill to Ban Assault Weapons in January


Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) appeared on NBC's 'Meet the Press' on Sunday where she promised to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons when the Senate reconvenes in January of 2013, reports (video below).

Sen. Feinstein, a longtime gun control advocate, authored a previous law that banned assault weapons from 1994 to 2004, when the Senate allowed it to elapse.

Sen. Feinstein said: “I can tell you that [President Obama] is going to have a bill to lead on, because of this first day bill I’m going to introduce in the Senate and the same bill will be introduced in the House, a bill to ban assault weapons.

"It will ban the sale, transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively, but prospectively. And it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than ten bullets. So there will be a bill. We’ve been working on it now for a year.”

“We tried to take my bill from ’94-2004 and perfect it. We believe we have. We exempt over 900 specific weapons that will not fall under the bill. But the purpose of this bill is to get just what Mayor [Michael] Bloomberg said, weapons of war off the streets of our cities.”


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