A new bill was proposed last week by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) that would ban the transfer, sale, manufacture and import of military-style “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines.
Known as the “Assault Weapons Ban,” the bill is the latest measure by the Biden administration to increase gun control across the country.
The bill—which you can read in its entirety here—would ban more than 200 firearms deemed “assault weapons” that have “military characteristics.” These would include:
- All AR-style firearms
- All AK-style firearms
- Weapons that utilize magazines which don’t have fixed ammunition
- Weapons with a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock
- Bump stocks and similar devices that allow for semi-automatic and automatic firing
It would also ban magazines and feeding devices with more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and there are several other restrictions and requirements as well, including background checks required for all “assault weapons.”
While unlikely to pass in the Senate, this bill is worth monitoring for proponents of Second Amendment rights.