- Prohibit importation of all semi-automatic rifles that can accept, or be readily converted to accept, a large capacity ammunition magazine of more than 10 rounds, regardless of the military pedigree of the firearm or the configuration of the firearm’s magazine well. - To ban military-style firearms that aren't military firearms, which seems very contradictory. This would stop the importation of the Century WASR-10 rifles and Draco pistols.
- Prohibit semi-automatic rifles with fixed magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. - I guess seeking to preemptively ban work-around guns with welded-in magazines and 20-round Mauser Broomhandle replicas?
- Prohibit the importation of the frame or receiver of any prohibited rifle, regardless of whether it is incorporated into a fully manufactured firearm.
- Prohibit the practice of importing assault rifles in parts and then constructing the rifles once they are in the United States by adding the requisite number of American-made parts. - No more AK parts-guns, wiping out 922(r) compliance, although I don't see how this is enforceable without a new law. How can anyone tell whether the AK I built in my basement was built last night, or 10 years ago. Without registration, you can't tell.
- Prohibit the use of a “thumbhole” stock as a means to avoid classification of a rifle as an assault rifle. - Closing a "loophole" in the 1989 ban. Naturally, they wouldn't have written in the "loophole" if they could get it to pass without it. At any rate, classification of an assault rifle depends on the firing mechanism and selector switch, and really has nothing to do with the stock.
- Prohibit the importation of "assault pistols," in addition to "assault rifles." - I have no idea what this is about. The importation of assault rifles was part of the 1968 ban, and I don't think there is a definition of "assault pistol," at least in federal law.
Daily Caller article with Feinstein's letter to Obama about restricting imports.
Or have RURDY4ITNEWS read it to you.