Senator Dianne Feinstein introduces bill to ban 205 “assault weapons.”


Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation on Monday to ban “205 named military-style assault weapons” and prohibit the transfer of “high-capacity” magazines.

Feinstein cited the January 21, 2023, Monterey Park shooting as the impetus for the reintroduction of the “assault weapons” ban.

She said: “We were tragically reminded of the deadly nature of assault weapons this weekend when a gunman used one to kill 11 people and injure 9 others during a Lunar New Year celebration in California.”

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However, Feinstein’s proposed ban should not prevented the suspected shooter from possessing the weapon used in the attack.

In addition to prohibiting the “sale, manufacture, transfer and importation” of 205 specific firearms, Feinstein’s bill requires “a background check on any future sale, trade or gift of an assault weapon covered by the law.” (This would apply to grandfathered guns, if the bill became law.)

Her bill also includes an addendum to “[prohibit] the sale of assault weapons to persons under the age of 21.”

The alleged Monterey Park attacker was 72 years old and Monday’s alleged Half Moon Bay attacker was 67 years old.

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