January 30, 2013. Washington. Less than a week ago, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. The Senate Bill has 17 additional co-sponsors and is being endorsed by hundreds of social, religious, municipal, political and community groups. Below, we bring readers the list of over 157 firearms to be banned, the sponsoring Senators and the supporting organizations.
Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) announces the Democrats' 2013 Assault Weapons Ban.
“The Bill introduced today is the product of more than a year of work, with input from across the country,” Feinstein said while announcing the assault weapons ban, “Getting this Bill signed into law will be an uphill battle, and I recognize that. But it’s a battle worth waging.”
The Assault Weapons Ban
The actual Bill introduced last week by Sen. Diane Feinstein is 122 pages long. Within its pages are detailed descriptions of items to be banned, including both firearms and accessories alike. ‘To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes,’ the first sentence of the Bill reads.
In addition to the 157 “military style assault weapons”, as Sen. Feinstein refers to them, the Bill would also outlaw any clips or magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. According to the statement released by Feinstein, “It also bans an additional group of assault weapons that can accept a detachable ammunition magazine and have one or more military characteristics.”
Not stopping there, the Assault Weapons Ban would require background checks on all future transfers of assault weapons covered by the legislation and require grandfathered assault weapons to be stored safely using a secure gun storage or safety device.
To read the full text of the 2013 Assault Weapons Ban, click here.
Firearms specifically listed to be banned (from IBTimes.com):
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.
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.
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.
Belt-fed semiautomatic firearms:
All belt-fed semiautomatic firearms including TNW M2HB.
List of Senate Co-Sponsors of the 2013 Assault Weapons Ban
Main sponsor: Diane Feinstein (D-CA). Co-Sponsors: Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.), John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
List of Organizations, Associations and individuals that have publicly endorsed the 2013 Assault Weapons Ban (from Sen. Diane Feinstein):
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Major Cities Chiefs Association, National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Police Executive Research Forum, Police Foundation, Scott Knight, former chairman of the Firearms Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police and current police chief in Chaska, Minn., Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne, San Diego County Sheriff William Gore, Women in Federal Law Enforcement.
U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson, Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Anthony Smith, Boston City Council.
Alameda Mayor Amanda Gilmore, Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder, Morro Bay former Mayor Janice Peters, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Orange Cove Mayor Gabriel Jimenez, Petaluma Mayor David Glass, Pleasant Hill Mayor Michael Harris, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx, Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, Santa Cruz Mayor Hilary Bryant, Saratoga Mayor Jill Hunter, Tiburon Mayor Emmett O’Donnell.
Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Lemon Grove, Los Angeles, Petaluma, Stockton, Ventura, West Hollywood.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Ceasefire Oregon, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, One Million Moms for Gun Control, Protect Minnesota, Violence Policy Center, Washington CeaseFire, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort.
Education and child welfare
20 Children, American Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, Child Welfare League of America, Children’s Defense Fund, Every Child Matters, MomsRising, National Association of Social Workers, National PTA, National Education Association, San Diego Unified School District.
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African Methodist Episcopal Church, Alliance of Baptists, American Baptist Churches of the South, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Friends Service Committee, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, Camp Brotherhood, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Health Association, Catholic Health Initiatives, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Catholics United, Church of the Brethren, Church Women United, Inc., Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Disciples Home Missions, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Dominican Sisters of Peace, FaithsAgainstGunViolence.org, Franciscan Action Network, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Health Ministries Association, Heeding God’s Call, Hindu American Foundation, Interfaith Alliance of Idaho, Islamic Society of North America, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish Reconstructionist Movement, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Mennonite Central Committee, Washington Office, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, National Council of Churches, National Episcopal Health Ministries, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Pax Christi USA, PICO Network Lifelines to Healing, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Rabbinical Assembly, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, San Francisco Interfaith Council, Sikh Council on Religion and Education, USA, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Sojourners, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Washington National Cathedral, Women of Reform Judaism.
American Academy of Pediatrics, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Medical Association, American Public Health Association, Doctors for America, National Association of School Nurses, National Physicians Alliance.
Alliance for Business Leadership, American Bar Association, Black American Political Association of California, Grandmothers for Peace International, National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, TASH, VoteVets.org, Washington Office on Latin America.
The above lists are compliments of Sen. Diane Feinstein’s Senatorial website.
To read the full 2013 Assault Weapons Ban legislation, click here.