Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office confirmed that she will be introducing in the Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban.
A spokesman said the full text will be released at a press conference on Thursday.
The California Democrat intends to expand on the ban that expired in 2004, by including handguns and shotguns, in addition to rifles.
She would decrease from two to one the number of cosmetic features on a gun to have it be considered an “assault weapon.”
This means that if a gun has just one item like a pistol grip or bayonet lug, then it is illegal.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the same ban in New York last week.
Furthermore, instead of grandfathering in current firearms, she would create a national gun registry for the government to track lawful gun owners.
Magazines would again be limited to 10 rounds.
Senate Democrats promise fast track for President Obama’s gun bill
The promise came a day after Obama staked out an ambitious agenda in his inaugural address, adding climate change to the list of problems he wants to address in his second term.
Missouri Sheriffs Pledge To Not Enforce Obama’s Gun Control Laws
President Barack Obama continues to push gun control proposals in Washington D.C., Sheriff Charles M. Heiss, R-Johnson County is asking fellow law enforcers to sign and send this letter to the president.
“It appears to me and many Americans that there is a genuine desire on the part of your administration to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens in the interest of curbing gun violence in our nation,” Heiss wrote. “Any attempt to restrict these Second Amendment rights through executive order is unconstitutional and tantamount to an all-out assault on the United States Constitution.”
Reid: ‘We’re not going to run from’ gun debate
WATCH: TED NUGENT SUGGESTS HE’S READY FOR ARMED REVOLT AGAINST ‘EVIL, DANGEROUS’ OBAMA
“And if you want another Concord Bridge, I got some buddies.”
GROUPON CANCELS ALL GUN-RELATED DAILY DEALS
‘The category is under review following recent consumer and merchant feedback’
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