Sen. Feinstein to Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Bill

Author: Dan Reyes
Published: December 17, 2012 at 10:09 am

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut Friday, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein appeared on Meet The Press on Sunday for an interview.

In that interview the senator promised to introduce a bill that would ban assault weapons. Here's some excerpts in what she had said in regards to that matter, according to a report:

"As a 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 on assault weapons."

"It will ban the sale, the 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 10 bullets. So there will be a bill," Feinstein said. "We've been working on it now for a year. We've tried to take my bill from '94 to 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 Bloomberg said, weapons of war, off the streets of our cities."


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