On Thursday afternoon, six weeks after her pledge to renew the assault-weapons ban in the wake of the Newtown shootings, California Senator Dianne Feinstein will introduce legislation that would ban many popular assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons, including pistols — plus magazines with over 10 rounds. The "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013," previewed at a news conference midday Thursday with Feinstein and Connecticut senators surrounded by victims of gun violence, seeks to restrict the sale of the following weapons (as captured in a screenshot of the bill by The Daily Caller's Alex Pappas):
At the news conference, Feinstein, along with Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, displayed actual assault rifles — not unlike NBC's David Gregory, who (illegally) held up a magazine clip on Meet the Press — though, as CNN's Dana Bash reports, they got a special permit for that:
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Here are some other highlights from the press conference, as pushed out by Feinstein's office:
Feinstein: Assault weapons do not belong on our streets, in our schools, in our movie theaters. We must say "enough is enough." #AWB2013— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) January 24, 2013
Commissioner Ramsey now pointing out assault weapons, magazines used in recent gun massacres, including Newtown and Tuscon. #AWB2013— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) January 24, 2013
Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) January 24, 2013
Before the Senate takes up Feinstein's bill — and as the reaction bubbles up quickly — check out our GIF guide to the most bannable weapons.