Legal News of the Day: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bill Banning Assault Weapons

On Thursday, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices that can hold more than ten rounds.  The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 [S. 150] would prohibit the sale, transfer, importation, and manufacture of certain military-style assault weapons, specifically excluding over two thousands guns used for sport, and would also ban high-capacity ammunition magazines.

shotgunLast week, the Judiciary Committee also passed two other gun control measures, one requiring background checks for private gun sales and another renewing a grant to help schools improve safety.