Feinstein Gun Ban So-Called Assault Weapons Ban

Feinstein Gun Ban (So-Called “Assault Weapons” Ban)

NAGR’s Position: Strongly Oppose

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” outlaws thousands of commonly-owned civilian firearms based only on cosmetic features that do nothing to alter the function of the firearm, but merely “look scary.”

These features include:

  • Folding, telescoping, or other adjustable stocks.
  • Pistols that weigh over 50 ounces when unloaded.

This legislation will prohibit all semi-automatic shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine, regardless of any other characteristics of the firearm, as well as those with a fixed magazine that can hold more than 5 rounds.

If your gun is semi-automatic, or if it is capable of holding more than 7 rounds of ammunition, it might be an “assault weapon” under Feinstein’s ludicrous legislation.

Your $10 magazine may also be banned if it holds more than 7 rounds.

Semi-automatic weapons include many commonly-owned handguns and hunting rifles. Any firearm that can eject a shell casing and chamber the next round with a single trigger pull is semi-automatic.

An 18th century muzzle loader is an example of a firearm that is not semi-automatic.

The term “assault weapon” is not a technical classification for firearms. The term was invented in the late 1980’s by left-wing activists to include a broad range of firearms that share cosmetic attributes rather than any mechanical enhancement. In other words they just “look scary.”

The National Association for Gun Rights STRONGLY OPPOSES the Feinstein “assault weapons” ban.

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