In January, Senator Dianne Feinstein will introduce a bill to ban the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons (like the AR-15 pictured above), handguns and shotguns that can accept high-capacity magazines.
The move comes 2 weeks after a madman went on a shooting rampage in an elementary school, killing 20 children and 6 adults.
It's high time that the government of the United States took action to disarm the general public who have no business owning firearms. Statistics show that most violent crimes are committed by handguns in the United States -- and that most of those weapons were stolen or obtained through legal loopholes at gun shows.
The bill strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban signed into law by former President Bill Clinton.
Feinstein's bill allows existing gun owners to keep their weapons prior to the bill becoming law.
The bill must pass both chambers of Congress (Senate and House) before landing on President Obama's desk. And the president has already expressed a willingness to take "meaningful" action against gun violence.
10,000 Americans die as a result of gun violence each year. The majority of homeowners who purchase guns for protection rarely use the guns for that purpose. They either end up being killed with their own weapons or the guns are stolen and used in armed robberies.
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