emerged about coming assault ban legislation just
one day after the re-election of Barack Obama, many scoffed
at the notion that the reports were real. As we now know, they
were very real, and today the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013,
aimed at disarming Americans, has been introduced in Congress.
is a veritable who’s who of premier semi-automatic assault
rifles that are owned by millions of Americans and include 2nd
Amendment staples like the popular AR-15 and AK-47.
to the some 150 semi-automatic rifles, handguns and shotguns on
the list, the bill aims to reduce magazine capacities nationwide
to 10 rounds or less.
new legislation would not force Americans to turn in guns they
own that are on the ban list, it would require registration in
a national database, which includes a background check even if
you already own the gun.
banned firearms would also need to submit photo identification
and a fingerprint for the national registry.