Proposed assault-weapons ban

Democratic lawmakers reintroduced a bill that would ban nearly 160 military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as a ban on aftermarket modifications and prohibition of workarounds such as modified stocks or “bullet buttons.” The 2013 proposal does not have a sunset provision, unlike the 1994 assault-weapons ban that expired 10 years after it became law. In order to prevent manufacturers from producing copycats, the new ban defines an assault weapon as having at least one military-style feature. Read related article.

Democratic lawmakers reintroduced a bill that would ban nearly 160 military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Source: Office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). By The Washington Post. Published on January 24, 2013, 8:27 p.m.
 
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