Posted 10 months ago on Jan. 18, 2013, 7:15 a.m. EST by bensdad
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What follows is cut directly from the WhiteHouse site.
It seems to go back to the "1994 gun ban"
THAT DID NOT BAN GUNS .
It & this ( from my reading ) does not ban the possession & ownership
it bans the manufacture - no wonder the nra is fighting so hard for their manufacturers.
The problem is not clearly defining "assault weapon"
The problem is defining "ban" to include possess
BANNING MILI TAR Y-STYLE ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES , AND TAKING OTHER COMMON-SENSE STEPS TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE
We need to do more to prevent easy access to instruments of mass violence. We also need to provide law enforcement with additional tools to prevent gun violence, end the freeze on gun violence research, make sure health care providers know they can report credible threats of violence and talk to their patients about gun safety, and promote responsible gun ownership. GET MILI TAR Y-STYLE ASSULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACI TY MAGAZINES OFF THE STREETS A 2010 survey by the Police Executive Research Forum found that more than one-third of police departments reported an increase in criminals’ use of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines since the prohibition on high-capacity magazines and assault weapons expired in 2004. To protect law enforcement and enhance public safety, we must redouble our efforts to:
Reinstate and strengthen the ban on assault weapons:
The shooters in Aurora and Newtown used the type of semiautomatic rifles that were the target of the assault weapons ban that was in place from 1994 to 2004. That ban was an important step, but manufacturers were able to circumvent the prohibition with cosmetic modifications to their weapons. Congress must reinstate and strengthen the prohibition on assault weapons.
Limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds:
The case for prohibiting high-capacity magazines has been proven over and over; the shooters at Virginia Tech, Tucson, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Newtown all used magazines holding more than 10 rounds, which would have been prohibited under the 1994 law. These magazines enable any semiautomatic weapon to be used as an instrument of mass violence, yet they are once again legal and now come standard with many handguns and rifles. Congress needs to reinstate the prohibition on magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
Finish the job of getting armor-piercing bullets off the streets:
It is already illegal to manufacture and import armor-piercing ammunition except for military or law enforcement use. But it is generally still not illegal to possess or transfer this dangerous ammunition. Congress should finish the job of protecting law enforcement and the public by banning the possession of armorpiercing ammunition by, and its transfer to, anyone other than the military and law enforcement.
Note the use of the word "possession" in the last paragraph - missing from the other paragraphs
We need to reduce the number of guns
$1,000 annual registration fee for semi-auto guns
$10,000 fine + 1 year in jail for owning a gun illegally
$1,000 fine + 1 month in jail for owning a large magazine illegally