by Penny Star, CNS News:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) opened a hearing Wednesday on proposed gun control legislation by highlighting some of what’s in Senate Bill 150, including any guns with “one military characteristic.”
“Let me now describe the key features of our new legislation, the ‘Assault Weapons Ban of 2013,’” said Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The bill bans the sale, transfer, importation, and manufacturing of 157 specifically named semiautomatic assault weapons.
“It also bans any other assault weapon, which is defined as a semiautomatic weapon that can accept a detachable magazine and has one military characteristic, such as a pistol grip, barrel shroud, or folding stock,” Feinstein said. “These features were developed for military weapons to make them more effective and efficient at killing people in close-combat situations.”
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