Thursday, December 27, 2012

Summary of Feinstein's 2013 gun ban legislation


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.


  1. Dear DiFi, Fuck Off, from the bottom of my heart. The NFA list is already screwed up, just imagine what will happen when however many million folks line up to register their "assault weapons". Stupid twat.

  2. Comrades in Arms:

    I went to Senator Feinstein’s official web site and sent her a polite e-mail.

    Her immediate response was to indicate her office could not respond to anyone who didn’t reside in California, and therefore, I would get no response.

    Mox nix.

    If I get a “response”, it’ll probably be soldiers, federal agents, or police smashing through the door of my room at zero dark thirty in the wee hours before dawn’s early light.

    Xin loi.

    Here’s essentially what I wrote – - – IF I can remember it all:

    “I realize this e-mail may be a waste of time and effort, BUT, regarding your announcement of proposed legislation outlawing civilian copies of military weapons, has anyone on your staff considered the horrendous loss of life on BOTH sides, if this legislation is attempted to be enforced?

    It was this very same issue which began the American Revolutionary War on the morning of 19 April 1775 when seventy-seven inexperienced men and boys defied the largest, most powerful, best trained, and best equipped army in the whole wide world.

    Our right as individuals to keep and bear arms does NOT come from our government, but is an UNALIENABLE right that each individual is born with.

    The primary purpose of our divinely inspired Constitution of the United States of America, and Amendment II, is to impose strict limits on the powers of our federal government.

    The primary purpose of Amendment II to our divinely inspired Constitution of the United States of America is to guarantee the people, whenever necessary (such as now), will always have the practical means to rise up in bloody armed rebellion against our own government.

    That is why ordinary citizens MUST have weapons that are equivalent to the ones used by soldiers and police, whom we may be forced to fight against.”

    That is more or less the content of the e-mail I wrote to Senator Feinstein.

    Thank you, and – - – ,


    (Pronounced, “Nol-leek Kree-yell ah-gus Blee-ah-nah Vah Oor”, that is Scottish Gaelic, literally meaning, “Christmas Hearty and Year Good New!”)

    John Robert Mallernee
    Armed Forces Retirement Home
    Gulfport, Mississippi 39507

  3. Comrades in Arms:

    Ain’t it just plumb grrrr-REAT to be living in a genuine police state, cowering in fear?

    I don’t remember for sure, but I reckon I’ve asked these questions before, and I reckon I’ll be asking them again and again, to wit, – - – :

    Who REALLY won the Cold War?

    Who REALLY won the Second World War?

    If the Nazis and the Communists were REALLY defeated, then WHY have we copied their methods and become just like them (to include preferences based on race and deciding who is fit to live, i.e., abortion and euthanasia)?

    Thank you.

    John Robert Mallernee
    Armed Forces Retirement Home
    Gulfport, Mississippi 39507

  4. Who indeed?? If this is "winning".... I'll have no part of it!

  5. The shit is starting to get serious now, eh?. :)

    Startin' to get folks riled up.

    Gotta love it!

  6. Hey Obama come and get them........

    1. He would be more than happy to send his minions, but he is a yellow coward.