- Created: Saturday, 29 December 2012
- Written by AWR Hawkins
As the day on which Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) "assault weapon" ban will be introduced draws closer, another troubling aspect of it has come to light – namely, that it will give new funding and expanded powers to the ATF for the purpose of registering all guns and gun owners in the country.
In other words, in addition to banning "assault weapons" and handguns like Glocks, Sig Sauers, Smith & Wesson M&Ps, and H&Ks, the legislation will also empower the ATF to be sure every gun is placed on a government registry.
The version of the legislation which Feinstein has already released to the public makes this crystal clear in the section that "requires grandfathered weapons to be registered under the National Firearms Act." There it says the legislation will include "dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration."
This is but one more proof of the incremental drive behind this latest gun control push.