Position: Support Status: In the Senate
Introduced by Congressman David N. Cicilline in 2015, the Assault Weapons Ban will prohibit the sale, transfer, production and importation of new military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Specifically, it prohibits:
-Semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a military-style feature that can accept a detachable magazine;
-Semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds;
-Semi-automatic shotguns with a military-style feature;
-Any ammunition feeding device that can hold more than 10 rounds;
-And 157 specifically-named and listed firearms.
In addition the bill extends the period for law enforcement to complete a background check from 3 days to 14 days.
The bill is currently being considered in the Senate and gathering cosponsors.