Yesterday I told you that Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposed “assault weapons ban” bill would include banning handguns and require gun owners to be fingerprinted. Well, there is much more to the story. The handguns mentioned were pretty specific and if this bill is passed, you can say “Goodbye” to purchasing a new Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, M&P, H&K, or Colt among other name brands.
What is the reasoning for this? According to Feinstein’s site:
Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic.
I point this out because most in the line of the above mentioned brands fit the criteria outlined in this bill. In fact, that was one of the major reasons I ended up purchasing Glocks. It wasn’t for the name brand. It was because they met certain military requirements for durability and reliability.
Additionally, you’ll notice it isn’t just assault weapons or even semi-automatic handguns Feinstein mentions. Included are shotguns with detachable magazines that have one military characteristic. These would include pump action shotguns with magazines, as well as, semi-automatic shotguns with magazines.