At a press conference earlier this morning, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters the president will be actively supporting Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control legislation. The legislation is expected to go after all semi-automatic weapons and firearms that can hold over ten rounds of ammunition.
What once seemed highly unlikely may now have a chance of passing through congress after a number of pro-gun lawmakers have signaled their support.
Since the school shooting in Connecticut, a number of lawmakers, including a few Senate Democrats with “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association, have called for immediate action to overhaul gun control laws. The White House and fellow lawmakers have wasted no time exploiting this tragedy, and are growing confident in their ability to pass new stricter gun control legislation.
This goes much farther than the Clinton Era Ban
This time their coming for everything. Feinstein, who is expected to introduce legislation when the House reconvenes in January, said this bill will not only ban the sale and transfer of a huge number of firearms, but it will also make possessing them illegal.
Senator Feinstein told reporter:
“It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession. Not retroactively, but prospectively. It will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets,” she said. “There will be a bill.”