Sen. Diane Feinstein has long been at the forefront of the gun-control debate, and now she’s taking another step. On Sunday, during NBC’s Meet the Press Feinstein announced that although other politicians like Vice President Joe Biden laughed at her in the past when she stated her goals to curb gun violence, she plans to introduce a new gun-control bill when Congress reconvenes in 2013, reports the Los Angeles Times.
“It [the bill] will ban the sale, the transfer, the transportation and the possession,” the California senator said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Not retroactively, but prospectively. And it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets.”
Feinstein said the purpose of her proposal, a version of the assault-weapons ban that expired in 2004, is to get “weapons of war off the streets of our cities.”
Officials have said that most of those killed in Friday’s massacre — a toll that included 20 children — were shot with a semiautomatic assault-style rifle.
Read more at the Los Angeles Times.