On March 2021, California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced her latest gun ban legislation, the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.” We’ve been tracking her attempt to pass the legislation since 2013; this page is an ongoing attempt to track and update what firearms would be affected in the never-ending attempt to kill the second amendment by the Senator from California.
With every attempt to pass the legislation, more firearms are added to the bill, Her own description of the latest bill states that it would ban “the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 205 military-style assault weapons by name.”
According to Feinstein: “Americans across the nation are asking Congress to reinstate the federal ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. If we’re going to put a stop to mass shootings and protect our children, we need to get these weapons of war off our streets.”
On July 20, 2022, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 would be pushed through the House. The bill passed in a largely party-line vote of 217-213, with two Republicans voting for the measure and five Democrats opposing it — it now heads to the Senate.
List of Firearms Prohibited by Name
These are firearms specifically mentioned in the latest Assault Weapons Ban bill. Keep in mind that just because your firearm isn’t listed, doesn’t mean it won’t get caught up in the ban — in fact, language in the bill literally makes thousands of different firearms illegal, should the bill pass.
ALL AK Style Firearms, Including the following:
AK, AK47, AK47S, 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 AK47 and ARM.
- Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S.
- Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS.
- SKS with a detachable magazine
All AR Style Rifles, including the following specifically listed in the bill:
- Alexander Arms Overmatch Plus 16.
- Armalite M15 22LR Carbine.
- Armalite M15–T.
- Barrett REC7.
- Beretta AR–70.
- Black Rain Ordnance Recon Scout.
- Bushmaster ACR.
- Bushmaster Carbon 15.
- Bushmaster MOE series.
- Bushmaster XM15.
Chiappa Firearms MFour rifles.
- Colt Match Target rifles.
- CORE Rifle Systems CORE15 rifles.
- Daniel Defense M4A1 rifles
- Devil Dog Arms 15 Series rifles.
- Diamondback DB15 rifles.
- DoubleStar AR rifles.
- DPMS Tactical rifles.
- DSA Inc. ZM–4 Carbine.
- Heckler & Koch MR556.
- High Standard HSA–15 rifles.
- Jesse James Nomad AR–15 rifle.
- Knight’s Armament SR–15.
- Lancer L15 rifles.
- MGI Hydra Series rifles.
- Mossberg MMR Tactical rifles.
- Noreen Firearms BN 36 rifle.
- Olympic Arms.
- POF USA P415
- Precision Firearms AR rifles.
- Remington R–15 rifles.
- Rhino Arms AR rifles.
- Rock River Arms LAR–15.
- Sig Sauer SIG516 rifles and MCX rifles.
- SKS with a detachable magazine.
- Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifles.
- Stag Arms AR rifles.
- Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR556 and AR–556 rifles.
- Uselton Arms Air-Lite M–4 rifles.
- Windham Weaponry AR rifles.
- WMD Guns Big Beast.
- Yankee Hill Machine Company, Inc. YHM–15 rifles
The Following Unclassified Rifles
- Barrett M107A1
- Barrett M82A1
- Beretta CX4 Storm
- Calico Liberty Series
- CETME Sporte
- Daewoo K–1, K–2, Max 1, Max 2, AR 100, and AR 110C
- Fabrique Nationale/FN Herstal FAL, LAR, 22 FNC, 308 Match, L1A1 Sporter, PS90, SCAR, and FS2000
- Feather Industries AT–9
- Galil Model AR and Model ARM
- Hi-Point Carbine
- HK–91, HK–93, HK–94, HK–PSG–1, and HK USC
- IWI TAVOR, Galil ACE rifle.
- Kel-Tec Sub-2000, SU–16, and RFB.
- SIG AMT, SIG PE–57, Sig Sauer SG 550, Sig Sauer SG 551, and SIG MCX.
- Springfield Armory SAR–48.
- Steyr AUG.
- Sturm, Ruger & Co. Mini-14 Tactical Rifle M–14/20CF.
All Thompson rifles, including the following: Thompson M1SB, Thompson T1100D, Thompson T150D, Thompson TIB, Thompson T1BJ00D, Thompson T1B50D, Thompson T1BSB, Thompson T1-C, Thompson T1D, Thompson T1SB, Thompson T5, Thompson T5100D, Thompson TM1, Thompson TM1C
UMAREX UZI Rifle; UZI Mini, Carbine, UZI Model A Carbine, and UZI Model B Carbine; Valmet M62S, M71S, and M78; Vector Arms UZI Type; Weaver Arms Nighthawk; Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine.
All AK-47 types, including the following: Centurion 39 AK pistol; CZ Scorpion pistol; Draco AK–47 pistol; HCR AK–47 pistol.; IO Inc. Hellpup AK–47 pistol; Krinkov pistol; Mini Draco AK–47 pistol; PAP M92 pistol; Yugo Krebs Krink pistol.
All AR-15 Types, inducing: American Spirit AR–15 pistol; Bushmaster Carbon 15 pistol; Chiappa Firearms M4 Pistol GEN II; CORE Rifle Systems CORE15 Roscoe pistol.; Daniel Defense MK18 pistol; DoubleStar Corporation AR pistol; DPMS AR–15 pistol; Jesse James Nomad AR–15 pistol; Olympic Arms AR–15 pistol; Osprey Armament MK–18 pistol; POF USA AR pistols; Rock River Arms LAR 15 pistol; Uselton Arms Air-Lite M–4 pistol.
Random Pistols Listed:
- 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.
- IWI Galil Ace pistol, UZI PRO pistol.
- Kel-Tec PLR 16 pistol.
- Sig Sauer P556 pistol
- Sites Spectre.
The following MAC Types: MAC–10; MAC–11; Masterpiece Arms MPA A930 Mini Pistol, MPA460 Pistol, MPA Tactical Pistol, and MPA Mini Tactical Pistol; Military Armament Corp. Ingram M–11; Velocity Arms VMAC.
All Thompson types, including the following: Thompson TA5100, Thompson TA5;
All UZI types, including the Micro-UZI.
- DERYA Anakon MC–1980
- Anakon SD12
- Doruk Lethal shotguns
- Franchi LAW–12 and SPAS 12
- All IZHMASH Saiga types, including the following: IZHMASH Saiga 12, IZHMASH Saiga 12S, IZHMASH Saiga 12s EXP-01,IZHMASH Saiga 12K, IZHMASH Saiga 12k-30, IZHMASH Saiga 12K-040 Taktika
- Striker 12.
All Belt-fed semiautomatic Firearms: All belt-fed semiautomatic firearms including TNW, M2HB, and FN M2495.
If your firearms is not listed above, please keep in mind that this ban goes much farther than what’s listed above. According to language in the bill, even a .22lr rifle (that has a detachable magazine and a rail system) would be considered an illegal weapon.
Firearm Accessories included in the “Assault Weapons Ban”
- Firearms that accept “a detachable ammunition magazine and [have] one or more military characteristics including a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock.
- Magazines would be banned if they “hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.”
Other provisions in the Bill:
- Bans any assault weapon with the capacity to utilize a magazine that is not a fixed ammunition magazine and has one or more military characteristics including a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock.
- Requires a background check on any future sale, trade or gifting of an assault weapon covered by the bill.
- Requires that grandfathered assault weapons are stored using a secure gun storage or safety device like a trigger lock.
- Prohibits the transfer of high-capacity ammunition magazines.
- Bans bump-fire stocks and other devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire at fully automatic rates.
- Bans stocks that are “otherwise foldable or adjustable in a manner that operates to reduce the length, size, or any other dimension, or otherwise enhances the concealability of a firearm.”
- Bans assault pistols that weigh 50 or more ounces when unloaded, a policy included in the original 1994 ban.
- Bans assault pistol stabilizing braces that transform assault pistols into assault rifles by allowing the shooter to shoulder the weapon and fire more accurately.
- Bans Thordsen-type grips and stocks that are designed to evade a ban on assault weapons.
Feinstein released the following statement on the updated 2021 bill:
“It’s been 17 years since the original Assault Weapons Ban expired, and the plague of gun violence continues to grow in this country,” said Senator Feinstein. “To be clear, this bill saves lives. When it was in place from 1994-2004, gun massacres declined by 37 percent compared with the decade before. After the ban expired, the number of massacres rose by 183 percent. We’re now seeing a rise in domestic terrorism, and military-style assault weapons are increasingly becoming the guns of choice for these dangerous groups. I’m hopeful that with the new administration and Democratic control of the Senate, we can finally pass commonsense gun reforms to remove these deadly weapons from our communities.”
In the Senate, the bill is cosponsored by Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).