The NRA has a new gun plan for America, which includes the following: • A new “assault weapons ban” that allows “no more than five semiautomatic rifles or five shotgun magazines to be carried on Amtrak trains, commuter trains, aircraft, and in vehicles.”
• An “assault weapon ban” requiring all firearms to be banned.
• A “high capacity ammunition magazine ban” for the National Firearms Act.
• An assault weapon ban on semi-automatic weapons.
• The “universal background check” ban.
• Banning all non-government “bump stocks” for gun sales.
• Imposing a 15% excise tax on guns, ammunition, and high-capacity magazines.
• Eliminating the state’s right to impose gun bans.
• Bans on all semi-automatics, bump stocks, and other firearms and ammunition.
The NRA also announced new gun safety and gun safety-related measures: • Expanding the background check system to include all firearms purchases.
• Reducing the number of federal background checks.
• Expanded background check eligibility for gun transfers.
• Closing loopholes that allow guns to be used for self-defense.
• Ending loopholes that permit concealed carry of firearms and expanding gun permit eligibility.
The New York Times reported that, as part of the new plan, the NRA also would require background checks on every gun purchase.
It’s not clear if the NRA would enforce its new gun-safety measures on all gun purchases.
A second gun bill would ban “assault rifles” (short for “assault rifle”), as well as “high-capacity ammunition magazines” (HACMs), “high caliber ammunition” (HCAs), “short barreled shotguns” (SBUs), and “assault-style” rifles (ASRs).
It would also ban “bipod-style rifles” and “rifle-type weapons.”
The Times reported: The new measure would also limit the number and types of guns that could be legally purchased and sold.
It would restrict the sale of certain types of high-caliber ammunition, such as .223 Remington, and “short-barreled rifles,” which have the capacity to accept semi-auto and semi-firing ammunition.
“I’m not going to sit here and argue that we have to ban all firearms,” Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic minority leader, told the Times.
“But I will say that we do need to get a lot more stringent about what weapons we are allowed to own and buy.”
The NRA is already taking aim at President Obama’s gun-control proposals: The president’s proposal would allow gun owners to buy more than one weapon.
In the wake of mass shootings in California, Colorado, and Oregon, President Obama has said his administration is considering new gun restrictions.
But he did not provide specifics about any new proposals.
The National Rifle Association is also opposing the federal government’s gun safety plan.
The organization’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, said last week, “The Second Amendment is the foundation of our republic.
It is the reason we have the Second Amendment.
There is no constitutional right to bear arms that doesn’t also protect the right to keep and bear arms in the hands of law-abiding citizens.”
The American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents federal employees, has also said the administration’s gun proposal is unconstitutional.
The group has criticized the president for not making clear the NRA’s opposition to the proposal.
“We do not support a unilateral gun ban,” AFGE President Michael Steel said in a statement, according to the Associated Press.
“If President Obama is serious about addressing the threat of gun violence, he should not be taking a position that is so clearly at odds with the overwhelming majority of the American people.”
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry trade association, said the proposal “would undermine the Second Amendments rights of law abiding Americans.”
It also said, “We believe this proposal would undermine public safety, undermine the trust and confidence in law enforcement and endanger public safety.”
The president has also indicated that he would seek to expand background checks to include gun purchases in the wake a mass shooting in California.
In a statement last week: We are not proposing to abolish gun laws.
We are proposing to reform them.
And we believe we can do it in a way that protects the rights of gun owners and the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendment rights.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.