Assault Weapons Ban of 2013
Mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, and Tucson have demonstrated all too clearly the need to regulate military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines. These weapons allow a gunman to fire a large number of rounds quickly and without having to reload.
What the bill does:
The legislation bans the sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation of:
everything that even looks vaguely military produced from about 1955 on; rocket launcher? REALLY? For the few rifles still allowed, looks like they are on the specific list at the end, so still illegal.
Yes, most manufacturers offer threaded barrels for pistols, but they are rare and not much use unless you plan on putting a suppressor on it, which is a whole other story;//// “second pistol grip” – illegal since National Firearms Acto f 1934- go to the ATF website and look at the links on the right side- very specific; ////“barrel shroud” – what does that mean? No real definition- could be anything that covers the barrel, such as the slide used on 95% of all semi-auto pistols made since about 1905- vague enough that, interpreted one way, could outlaw every modern pistol except a few Berettas and WWII Lugers, P38s, and a few others; ////“semi-auto version of an automatic firearms” – Glock makes a G18 that is full auto; so, every semi-auto Glock could be said to meet this description, making every Glock illegal- just one of many examples- lots of court decisions
I don’t know of any handgun with a fixed magazine that holds more than 10 rds; those I know of that hold 10 rds are either very expensive, customized target competition guns, or WWII Mauser Broomhandles. Maybe there is one type somewhere out there, but never seen it, can’t find an example on the internet, so??
This says “forward grip”, not “forward vertical grip”; every shotgun ever made is designed for two handed use, so they all have a forward grip; again- rocket launcher/grenade laucher? REALLY? Finally, the only revolving cylinder shotgun I’ve ever see is the Taurus “Circuit Judge” in .410, a very samll shotgun caliber. And guess what? It only holds 5 rounds.
Pretty straight forward. Also not within the legal right of the federal government per our Constitution, the 10th amendment, or common sense.
The legislation excludes the following weapons from the bill:
The legislation protects hunting and sporting firearms:
The legislation strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and state bans by:
The legislation addresses the millions of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines currently in existence by:
Assault weapon bans have been proven to be effective
The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban was effective at reducing crime and getting these military-style weapons off our streets. Since the ban expired, more than 350 people have been killed and more than 450 injured by these weapons.
List of firearms prohibited by name (see below)
Rifles: All AK types, including the following: AK, AK47, AK47S, AK–74, AKM, AKS, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR–47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK–47, VEPR, WASR–10, and WUM, IZHMASH Saiga AK, MAADI AK47 and ARM, Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S, Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS; All AR types, including the following: AR–10, AR–15, Armalite M15 22LR Carbine, Armalite M15–T, Barrett REC7, Beretta AR–70, Bushmaster ACR, Bushmaster Carbon 15, Bushmaster MOE series, Bushmaster XM15, Colt Match Target Rifles, DoubleStar AR rifles, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Heckler & Koch MR556, Olympic Arms, Remington R–15 rifles, Rock River Arms LAR–15, Sig Sauer SIG516 rifles, Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles, Stag Arms AR rifles, Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR556 rifles; Barrett M107A1; Barrett M82A1; Beretta CX4 Storm; Calico Liberty Series; CETME Sporter; Daewoo K–1, K–2, Max 1, Max 2, AR 100, and AR 110C; Fabrique Nationale/FN Herstal FAL, LAR, 22 FNC, 308 Match, L1A1 Sporter, PS90, SCAR, and FS2000; Feather Industries AT–9; Galil Model AR and Model ARM; Hi-Point Carbine; HK–91, HK–93, HK–94, HK–PSG–1 and HK USC; Kel-Tec Sub–2000, SU–16, and RFB; SIG AMT, SIG PE–57, Sig Sauer SG 550, and Sig Sauer SG 551; Springfield Armory SAR–48; Steyr AUG; Sturm, Ruger Mini-14 Tactical Rife M–14/20CF; All Thompson rifles, including the following: Thompson M1SB, Thompson T1100D, Thompson T150D, Thompson T1B, Thompson T1B100D, Thompson T1B50D, Thompson T1BSB, Thompson T1–C, Thompson T1D, Thompson T1SB, Thompson T5, Thompson T5100D, Thompson TM1, Thompson TM1C; UMAREX UZI Rifle; UZI Mini Carbine, UZI Model A Carbine, and UZI Model B Carbine; Valmet M62S, M71S, and M78; Vector Arms UZI Type; Weaver Arms Nighthawk; Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine.
To be brief: there are tens of millions of some of these guns in existence, less than 100 of others; many are .22 caliber rifles, same thing used to shoot tin cans and the occasional squirrel; many otheres cost in excess of $5000; check 2011 FBU UCR stats to see how useless this is, UNLESS your goal is a dis-armed population.
Pistols: All AK–47 types, including the following: Centurion 39 AK pistol, Draco AK–47 pistol, HCR AK–47 pistol, IO Inc. Hellpup AK–47 pistol, Krinkov pistol, Mini Draco AK–47 pistol, Yugo Krebs Krink pistol; All AR–15 types, including the following: American Spirit AR–15 pistol, Bushmaster Carbon 15 pistol, DoubleStar Corporation AR pistol, DPMS AR–15 pistol, Olympic Arms AR–15 pistol, Rock River Arms LAR 15 pistol; Calico Liberty pistols; DSA SA58 PKP FAL pistol; Encom MP–9 and MP–45; Heckler & Koch model SP-89 pistol; Intratec AB–10, TEC–22 Scorpion, TEC–9, and TEC–DC9; Kel-Tec PLR 16 pistol; The following MAC types: MAC–10, MAC–11; Masterpiece Arms MPA A930 Mini Pistol, MPA460 Pistol, MPA Tactical Pistol, and MPA Mini Tactical Pistol; Military Armament Corp. Ingram M–11, Velocity Arms VMAC; Sig Sauer P556 pistol; Sites Spectre; All Thompson types, including the following: Thompson TA510D, Thompson TA5; All UZI types, including: Micro-UZI. Pretty much same comments as above
Shotguns: Franchi LAW–12 and SPAS 12; All IZHMASH Saiga 12 types, including the following: IZHMASH Saiga 12, IZHMASH Saiga 12S, IZHMASH Saiga 12S EXP–01, IZHMASH Saiga 12K, IZHMASH Saiga 12K–030, IZHMASH Saiga 12K–040 Taktika; Streetsweeper; Striker 12. Seems like a short list til you remember the earlier mention of “forward grips”
Belt-fed semiautomatic firearms: All belt-fed semiautomatic firearms including TNW M2HB. Out of production, last one I can find sold for just under $10,000 and had to be fired from a heavy tripod using ammo that costs $5 to $10 per round; willing to bet no belt-fed semi-auto replica of a machine gun has ever been used in a crime anywhere.