What the...? Proposed 'assault weapon' ban includes shotguns, handguns

I suppose Senator Feinstein, who introduced her assault weapons ban legislation at a circus of a news conference, believes that since it will be impossible to pass, that she may as well make the doomed bill as draconian as possible to impress the gun grabbers. National Review's Charles Cooke: To be eligible for the 1994 ban, a semi-automatic weapon was required to have two defining "assault" features. In AWB 2.0, this is reduced to just one. An "assault rifle" is thus any weapon that has a "a detachable magazine" and one of the following: "pistol grip; forward grip; folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; barrel shroud; or threaded barrel." An "assault pistol," meanwhile, is any weapon that has a "detachable magazine" and one of the following: "threaded barrel; second pistol grip; barrel shroud; capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip; or semiautomatic version of an automatic...(Read Full Post)