Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:
Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
120 specifically-named firearms
Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
Banning firearms with thumbhole stocks and bullet buttons to address attempts to work around prior bans
Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons
Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
Background check of owner and any transferee;
Type and serial number of the firearm;
Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration
A pdf of the bill summary is available here.
so black in color would be one, right?
I don’t recall getting fingerprinted when I purchased my firearms.
Maybe I did get fingerprinted, but I don’t recall it.
A little too much big brother if you ask me.
“Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration”
In an era of trillion dollar federal deficits, this raises a question of best use of finite government resources. If history is any guide, few people who already own any of the estimated 100 million such magazines in private hands can be expected to turn them in. Aren’t we better off allocating our money to improve school safety rather than fund a war on newly-outlawed firearm accessories?
I would remind people that while we are now having a “national conversation” on firearms regulations, we have yet to have a similar conversation about what changes we must make to the treatment of citizens with mental health issues, not to mention how we are going to fund any changes that we decide to make.
I would also remind people that the ATFE is a dangerously dysfunctional agency. The have had immense problems with the integrity of the NFA registry and have caused people a lot of expense and possible criminal prosecution due to their incompetence. The horror stories would send chills up your spine.
Her bill is clearly meant to be filed and not much else. Even so, strange (and mostly bad) things happen when nobody is watching.
That list outlaws damn’ near everything I own. Well, *owned* right up until that tragic boating accident.....
“Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds”
Does a tube feed count as a magazine? If so Marlin .22 model 60, 11 million in circulation will be targeted.