On Meet the Press this morning, California Senator Dianne Feinstein said she was planning to introduce a bill that would ban "weapons of war" on American streets. Specifically, the law would ban the sale, transfer, importation or possession of more than 900 assault weapons, as well as large clips, magazines, and "strips of more than 10 bullets" for those weapons.
The comments follow, obviously, on Friday's horrific mass shooting in Connecticut, and on new pressure from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the President to increase gun control laws. Bloomberg also appeared on Meet the Press this morning.
Feinstein said it was important to get these "weapons of war off the streets of our cities," adding that gun violence killed 8,000 Americans last year. She said she would make this bill her first priority in the new Congress and added, "We'll be prepared to go and I hope the nation will be prepared to help."