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Feinstein unveils sweeping gun-control agenda

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., plans to introduce sweeping gun-control legislation at the beginning of the congressional session in January.

“It [the bill] will ban the sale, the transfer, the transportation and the possession” of certain weapons, the California senator said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Not retroactively, but prospectively. And it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets.”

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The senator describes the proposal as a version of the assault-weapons ban that expired in 2004.

Feinstein’s legislation ban scores of firearms, including military-style “assault” weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices. It also calls for the creation of a federal register that would require millions of gun owners to be fingerprinted and photographed.

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The following is a summary of the legislation posted on Feinstein’s official senatorial website:

Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:

Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:

Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:

Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:

A pdf of the bill summary is available here.

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