Monday Must Read: Feinstein Pushes to Close Gun Loopholes; But Assault Weapons Ban Seems Unlikely

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1. US Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposed federal gun control law is even stricter than California’s, the Chron reports. Feinstein’s legislation is based on California’s assault weapons ban, but seeks to close loopholes that have allowed gunmakers to sell weapons in the state that are similar to the ones that are on the banned list.

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2. But an aide to Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hinted strongly over the weekend that an assault weapons ban had virtually no chance of being enacted, The Wall Street Journal reports. Instead, the gun control legislation, at best, would “limit the capacity of ammunition magazines, would expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and other private transactions; and would require better record keeping to keep guns out of the hands of those with mental illnesses. It would also try to curb gun sales in states with more relaxed gun laws to buyers in states with stricter laws.”

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