When Adam Lanza committed his horrific crime at Sandy Hook Elementary, he misused a Bushmaster brand AR-15 to do it. That gun would be banned by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)’s newly unveiled “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013,” but it would hardly be the only weapon outlawed.
The ban covers “all AR types,” including but not limited to:
AR-10, AR-15, Bushmaster ACR, Bushmaster Carbon 15, Bushmaster MOE Series, Bushmaster XM15, Colt Match Target Rifles, Doublestar AR rifles, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Heckler & Koch MR556, Olympic Arms, Remington R-15 rifles, Rock River Arms LAR-15, Sig Sauer SIG516 rifles, Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifles
In addition to the AR, these are some of the other rifles banned as well:
AK, AK-47, AK-47S, AK-74, AKM, AKS, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR-47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK-47, VEPR, WASR-10, and WUM, IZHMASH Saiga AK, MAADI AK-47, and ARM, Norinco 56S, 56S2, and 86S, Poly technologies AK-47 and AKS
The list also includes, but is not limited to, the following pistols:
American Spirit AR-15 pistol, Bushmaster Carbon 15 pistol, Doublestar Corporation AR pistol, DPMS AR pistol, Olympic Arms AR-15 pistol, Rock River Arms LAR 15 pistol, Calico Liberty pistols, DSA SA58 PKP FAL pistol, Encom MP-9 and MP-45, Heckler & Koch model SP-89 pistol, Intratec AB-10, TEC 22 Scorpion, TEC 9, and TEC DC9
The ban would also include, but is not limited to, the following shotguns:
Franchi LAW 12 and SPAS 12, all IZMASH Saiga 12 types including IZMASH Saiga 12, IZMASH Saiga 12S, IZMASH Saiga 12S EXP-01, IZMASH Saiga 12K, IZMASH Saiga 12K-040 Taktika, Streetsweeper, and Striker 12
These guns represent only 40% of what Feinstein ultimately wants to ban. We’re supposed to believe that this extensive list of guns is all driven by the fact that a criminal misused an AR-15 on Dec. 14th?
The number of weapons listed here proves that the real goal is to end importation and sale of these weapons so that registration can be implemented and the exact location of every gun and every gun owner can be ascertained.
And as the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre pointed out on Tuesday night, once such registration begins, we’ll quickly learn there are only two possible reasons for it: 1) to tax all gun owners or 2) to seize all guns.