Government Officials Can Still Own Assault Weapons Under Feinstein Bill

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 at 7:51 am

Not everyone is exempted from owning military-style assault weapons under new legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Weapons used by government officials and law enforcement will not be prohibited by the law proposed by the California Democrat, which would prohibit the sale, manufacture and importation of 158 specifically named semi-automatic weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Any weapons legally owned before the bill’s enactment would also be exempt, although those firearms would have to be registered in a national database.

In addition, more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles and manually operated firearms would also be exempt.

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One Response to “Government Officials Can Still Own Assault Weapons Under Feinstein Bill”

  1. MT Geoff on 28/28/13 at 11:59 am

    “Not everyone is exempted from owning military-style assault weapons under new legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.” First, the term should be “prohibited” rather than “exempted”.
    Second, the article seems to describe exceptions for agencies to own “assault weapons” rather than individuals who are employed by the agencies. Big difference.
    The whole concept is wrong, certainly, but let’s debate it on its real terms.