Dianne Feinstein Says She Will Introduce an Assault Weapons Ban First Thing Next Year

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16:  U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to members of the media after a hearing on the Benghazi attack November 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director David Petraeus testified before the committee about the September 11 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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On today's episode of NBC's Meet the Press, Senator Feinstein pledged to bring a bill outlawing "the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession [of assault weapons] —  not retroactively but perspectively" to the new Congress's initial January session. The proposed law will also "ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets." And, like Mayor Bloomberg, who also appeared on the show to pressure President Obama to increase gun control, she assured the audience that passing such a measure "can be done."