Looks Like New Assault Weapons Ban Bill Defines Assault Weapon as Just About Everything

Assault Weapons Ban Bill

H. R. 5087


To regulate the importation, manufacture, possession, sale or transfer of assault weapons, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


This Act may be cited as the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2018”.


(a) In General.—Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by inserting after paragraph (29) the following:

“(30) The term ‘semiautomatic pistol’ means any repeating pistol that—

“(A) utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round; and

“(B) requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.

“(31) The term ‘semiautomatic shotgun’ means any repeating shotgun that—

“(A) utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round; and

“(B) requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(36) The term ‘semiautomatic assault weapon’ means any of the following, regardless of country of manufacture or caliber of ammunition accepted:

“(A) A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:

“(i) A pistol grip.

“(ii) A forward grip.

“(iii) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.

“(iv) A grenade launcher or rocket launcher.

“(v) A barrel shroud.

“(vi) A threaded barrel.

“(B) A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

“(C) Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.

“(D) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:

“(i) A threaded barrel.

“(ii) A second pistol grip.

“(iii) A barrel shroud.

“(iv) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.

“(v) A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.

“(E) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

“(F) A semiautomatic shotgun that has any one of the following:

“(i) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.

“(ii) A pistol grip.

“(iii) A fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds.

“(iv) The ability to accept a detachable magazine.

“(v) A forward grip.

“(vi) A grenade launcher or rocket launcher.

“(G) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

“(H) All of the following rifles, copies, duplicates, variants, or altered facsimiles with the capability of any such weapon thereof:

“(i) All AK types, including the following:

“(I) AK, AK47, AK47S, AK–74, AKM, AKS, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR–47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK–47, VEPR, WASR–10, and WUM.


“(III) MAADI AK47 and ARM.

“(IV) Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S.

“(V) Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS.

“(ii) All AR types, including the following:

“(I) AR–10.

“(II) AR–15.

“(III) Alexander Arms Overmatch Plus 16.

“(IV) Armalite M15 22LR Carbine.

“(V) Armalite M15–T.

“(VI) Barrett REC7.

“(VII) Beretta AR–70.

“(VIII) Black Rain Ordnance Recon Scout.

“(IX) Bushmaster ACR.

“(X) Bushmaster Carbon 15.

“(XI) Bushmaster MOE series.

“(XII) Bushmaster XM15.

“(XIII) Chiappa Firearms MFour rifles.

“(XIV) Colt Match Target rifles.

“(XV) CORE Rifle Systems CORE15 rifles.

“(XVI) Daniel Defense M4A1 rifles.

“(XVII) Devil Dog Arms 15 Series rifles.

“(XVIII) Diamondback DB15 rifles.

“(XIX) DoubleStar AR rifles.

“(XX) DPMS Tactical rifles.

“(XXI) DSA Inc. ZM–4 Carbine.

“(XXII) Heckler & Koch MR556.

“(XXIII) High Standard HSA–15 rifles.

“(XXIV) Jesse James Nomad AR–15 rifle.

“(XXV) Knight’s Armament SR–15.

“(XXVI) Lancer L15 rifles.

“(XXVII) MGI Hydra Series rifles.

“(XXVIII) Mossberg MMR Tactical rifles.

“(XXIX) Noreen Firearms BN 36 rifle.

“(XXX) Olympic Arms.


“(XXXII) Precision Firearms AR rifles.

“(XXXIII) Remington R–15 rifles.

“(XXXIV) Rhino Arms AR rifles.

“(XXXV) Rock River Arms LAR–15.

“(XXXVI) Sig Sauer SIG516 rifles and MCX rifles.

“(XXXVII) SKS with a detachable magazine.

“(XXXVIII) Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifles.

“(XXXIX) Stag Arms AR rifles.

“(XL) Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR556 and AR–556 rifles.

“(XLI) Uselton Arms Air-Lite M–4 rifles.

“(XLII) Windham Weaponry AR rifles.

“(XLIII) WMD Guns Big Beast.

“(XLIV) Yankee Hill Machine Company, Inc. YHM–15 rifles.

“(iii) Barrett M107A1.

“(iv) Barrett M82A1.

“(v) Beretta CX4 Storm.

“(vi) Calico Liberty Series.

“(vii) CETME Sporter.

“(viii) Daewoo K–1, K–2, Max 1, Max 2, AR 100, and AR 110C.

“(ix) Fabrique Nationale/FN Herstal FAL, LAR, 22 FNC, 308 Match, L1A1 Sporter, PS90, SCAR, and FS2000.

“(x) Feather Industries AT–9.

“(xi) Galil Model AR and Model ARM.

“(xii) Hi-Point Carbine.

“(xiii) HK–91, HK–93, HK–94, HK–PSG–1, and HK USC.

“(xiv) IWI TAVOR, Galil ACE rifle.

“(xv) Kel-Tec Sub-2000, SU–16, and RFB.

“(xvi) SIG AMT, SIG PE–57, Sig Sauer SG 550, Sig Sauer SG 551, and SIG MCX.

“(xvii) Springfield Armory SAR–48.

“(xviii) Steyr AUG.

“(xix) Sturm, Ruger & Co. Mini-14 Tactical Rifle M–14/20CF.

“(xx) All Thompson rifles, including the following:

“(I) Thompson M1SB.

“(II) Thompson T1100D.

“(III) Thompson T150D.

“(IV) Thompson T1B.

“(V) Thompson T1B100D.

“(VI) Thompson T1B50D.

“(VII) Thompson T1BSB.

“(VIII) Thompson T1–C.

“(IX) Thompson T1D.

“(X) Thompson T1SB.

“(XI) Thompson T5.

“(XII) Thompson T5100D.

“(XIII) Thompson TM1.

“(XIV) Thompson TM1C.

“(xxi) UMAREX UZI rifle.

“(xxii) UZI Mini Carbine, UZI Model A Carbine, and UZI Model B Carbine.

“(xxiii) Valmet M62S, M71S, and M78.

“(xxiv) Vector Arms UZI Type.

“(xxv) Weaver Arms Nighthawk.

“(xxvi) Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine.

“(I) All of the following pistols, copies, duplicates, variants, or altered facsimiles with the capability of any such weapon thereof:

“(i) All AK–47 types, including the following:

“(I) Centurion 39 AK pistol.

“(II) CZ Scorpion pistol.

“(III) Draco AK–47 pistol.

“(IV) HCR AK–47 pistol.

“(V) IO Inc. Hellpup AK–47 pistol.

“(VI) Krinkov pistol.

“(VII) Mini Draco AK–47 pistol.

“(VIII) PAP M92 pistol.

“(IX) Yugo Krebs Krink pistol.

“(ii) All AR–15 types, including the following:

“(I) American Spirit AR–15 pistol.

“(II) Bushmaster Carbon 15 pistol.

“(III) Chiappa Firearms M4 Pistol GEN II.

“(IV) CORE Rifle Systems CORE15 Roscoe pistol.

“(V) Daniel Defense MK18 pistol.

“(VI) DoubleStar Corporation AR pistol.

“(VII) DPMS AR–15 pistol.

“(VIII) Jesse James Nomad AR–15 pistol.

“(IX) Olympic Arms AR–15 pistol.

“(X) Osprey Armament MK–18 pistol.

“(XI) POF USA AR pistols.

“(XII) Rock River Arms LAR 15 pistol.

“(XIII) Uselton Arms Air-Lite M–4 pistol.

“(iii) Calico Liberty pistols.

“(iv) DSA SA58 PKP FAL pistol.

“(v) Encom MP–9 and MP–45.

“(vi) Heckler & Koch model SP–89 pistol.

“(vii) Intratec AB–10, TEC–22 Scorpion, TEC–9, and TEC–DC9.

“(viii) IWI Galil Ace pistol, UZI PRO pistol.

“(ix) Kel-Tec PLR 16 pistol.

“(x) The following MAC types:

“(I) MAC–10.

“(II) MAC–11.

“(III) Masterpiece Arms MPA A930 Mini Pistol, MPA460 Pistol, MPA Tactical Pistol, and MPA Mini Tactical Pistol.

“(IV) Military Armament Corp. Ingram M–11.

“(V) Velocity Arms VMAC.

“(xi) Sig Sauer P556 pistol.

“(xii) Sites Spectre.

“(xiii) All Thompson types, including the following:

“(I) Thompson TA510D.

“(II) Thompson TA5.

“(xiv) All UZI types, including Micro-UZI.

“(J) All of the following shotguns, copies, duplicates, variants, or altered facsimiles with the capability of any such weapon thereof:

“(i) DERYA Anakon MC–1980, Anakon SD12.

“(ii) Doruk Lethal shotguns.

“(iii) Franchi LAW–12 and SPAS 12.

“(iv) All IZHMASH Saiga 12 types, including the following:

“(I) IZHMASH Saiga 12.

“(II) IZHMASH Saiga 12S.

“(III) IZHMASH Saiga 12S EXP–01.

“(IV) IZHMASH Saiga 12K.

“(V) IZHMASH Saiga 12K–030.

“(VI) IZHMASH Saiga 12K–040 Taktika.

“(v) Streetsweeper.

“(vi) Striker 12.

“(K) All belt-fed semiautomatic firearms, including TNW M2HB and FN M2495.

“(L) Any combination of parts from which a firearm described in subparagraphs (A) through (K) can be assembled.

“(M) The frame or receiver of a rifle or shotgun described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), (F), (G), (H), (J), or (K).

“(37) The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’—

“(A) means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device, including any such device joined or coupled with another in any manner, that has an overall capacity of, or that can be readily restored, changed, or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition; and

“(B) does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.”.

(b) Related Definitions.—Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, as amended by this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(38) The term ‘barrel shroud’—

“(A) means a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel of a firearm so that the shroud protects the user of the firearm from heat generated by the barrel; and

“(B) does not include—

“(i) a slide that partially or completely encloses the barrel; or

“(ii) an extension of the stock along the bottom of the barrel which does not encircle or substantially encircle the barrel.

“(39) The term ‘detachable magazine’ means an ammunition feeding device that can be removed from a firearm without disassembly of the firearm action.

“(40) The term ‘fixed magazine’ means an ammunition feeding device that is permanently fixed to the firearm in such a manner that it cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm.

“(41) The term ‘folding, telescoping, or detachable stock’ means a stock that folds, telescopes, detaches or otherwise operates to reduce the length, size, or any other dimension, or otherwise enhances the concealability, of a firearm.

“(42) The term ‘forward grip’ means a grip located forward of the trigger that functions as a pistol grip.

“(43) The term ‘rocket’ means any simple or complex tubelike device containing combustibles that on being ignited liberate gases whose action propels the tube through the air and has a propellant charge of not more than 4 ounces.

“(44) The term ‘grenade launcher or rocket launcher’ means an attachment for use on a firearm that is designed to propel a grenade, rocket, or other similar destructive device.

“(45) The term ‘permanently inoperable’ means a firearm which is incapable of discharging a shot by means of an explosive and incapable of being readily restored to a firing condition.

“(46) The term ‘pistol grip’ means a grip, a thumbhole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.

“(47) The term ‘threaded barrel’ means a feature or characteristic that is designed in such a manner to allow for the attachment of a device such as a firearm silencer or a flash suppressor.

“(48) The term ‘qualified law enforcement officer’ has the meaning given the term in section 926B.

“(49) The term ‘grandfathered semiautomatic assault weapon’ means any semiautomatic assault weapon the importation, possession, sale, or transfer of which would be unlawful under section 922(v) but for the exception under paragraph (2) of such section.

“(50) The term ‘belt-fed semiautomatic firearm’ means any repeating firearm that—

“(A) utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round;

“(B) requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge; and

“(C) has the capacity to accept a belt ammunition feeding device.”.


ht/ bad brad

37 Comments on Looks Like New Assault Weapons Ban Bill Defines Assault Weapon as Just About Everything

  1. What is it with Libtards and pistol grips. We need to come up with an appropriate name for this phobia.

    PS. Sacramento is getting ready to explode. Black Lives Matters is going animal and the Sac city council and Mayor are encouraging them. Fun Fun.

  2. Insane. I don’t own an ASSAULT weapon but I do own a BATTLE rifle, the indestructible (but heavy) M1, chambered, of course, in a REAL high-powered cartridge, .30-06.

    It isn’t on the proposed ban list either by name or by its attributes. Yet.

  3. The first amendment cruises along with computers, Internet, high power computers, social media etc… The 2nd amendment enforces the 1st amendment so why the Hell should it be limited? Oh, I know, so the Marxists can take over! I believe we the people “Know how to build Tanks, Helicopters, Nukes, mini-guns, RADARS, etc”, and if the left goes there we will be in for a BIG surprise in America. There will be a gun behind every blade of grass!!!!!

  4. @Bad_Brad – I think the preoccupation with pistol grips is because it makes them think of their tiny penises, and they shamefully wish they could wrap their whole hand around their members when engaging in the only sex act they know instead of having to use needle nose pliers.

    How about “korophobe” – fear of shrinking penises?

  5. “…shall not be infringed.” All signers of this unconstitutional monstrosity have violated their sworn oath to uphold and maintain the US Constitution and should be removed from office.

  6. Keep it up and go for it. I only wish they saved this for 2020. Because this is the crap that get’s American’s pissed. And not just gun owners.

  7. thank you for the modification alert

    write what you want … you don’t understand it in the first place … we’ll work around it … always have, always will

  8. I can imagine (if you will) that any and all of my weapons (that recently suffered a terrible boating accident) COULD be considered “ASSAULT” weapons (including but not limited to: hammers, kitchen knives, chainsaws, ropes, chains, fishing tackle and yes) firearms, but regardless of their respective character (pistol grips and whatnot), none of them have assaulted anyone whilst in my ownership.
    I am pretty sure that my Congressman will have nothing to do with this HB/BS.

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell


    “Threaded Barrel” Yea I can get around that.
    “Heat Shield” That’s a hand guard. (Rail). That’s going to take some thinking. My opinion, this is next to air tight. It won’t pass. This time. Maybe another false flag will do the trick.

  10. The truth is if they thought they could get away with it they would ban all guns, including muskets. That’s what commies do.

  11. Why are we always giving these assholes legitimacy by trying to find work-around’s to whatever law they come up with?

    Why don’t we stand our ground and tell them to fuck off and die?


  12. There are so many names on that list who signed on, it would be easier to see who didn’t sign on.

    I kind of wish Republicans would let them vote on this, nothing drives people to the polls like threatening to take away guns.

  13. Meerkat, I could assault someone with my hands, my head or my feet. I could use a knife, ballbat, chainsaw, nail gun, hammer, even a fork as an assault weapon.

  14. Here’s the other thing. We should be able to purchase the same guns as our military. That is the crust of the second amendment.

  15. OK, would they like the 250 million guns all at once? I will get right on it.
    Dear far left, left, and just stupid, not ever ever going to happen.
    “If it ever happens” I pity the leo that is tasked with this for I consider them on my side and good people for 98% of them.

  16. It was 300 million just after oblowme took office. I’ll bet it’s in excess of 400 million now. Remember, it took only 3% to accomplish the last revolution.

  17. The jaskasses of congress can put together this Christmas tree, of the suppression of the constitution, but can’t get their act together to repeal obama(doesn’t)care, DACA, immigration REAL control, a damn fence, and etc. JACKASSES.

    So what’s next? Knives, baseball bats, trains, planes, cars, hell, even fists, fingernails, and hands can be defined as ASSAULT weapons.

    Right now, I could be accused of a thought crime- illegal USE of an assault weapon —my foot to the butts of congress.

  18. The mind is the only weapon.
    Everything else is a tool.

    As for this proposed abomination:
    Your move.

  19. Don’t you know, the 2nd amendment was only to allow muzzleload single shot muskets.
    After all, they obviously didn’t mean to include any futureistic repeating weapons.
    However, when dealing with abortion ( clearly never in the Constitution), the Constitution is a lining and flexible document which changes as needed.
    Liberal logic is an oxymoron.

  20. “Removable magazines” That pretty much bans most modern hand guns.
    This is just one of those wastes of time theater productions for the upcoming elections.

  21. Every.single.one.a.demoRAT.

    Citizens of the United States – it’s obvious who wants to leave you defenseless against politicians and criminals (but I repeat myself).

  22. My right to defend myself isn’t open to negotiation.
    Every animal will defend itself (every plant, too, to the best of its ability).

    This isn’t even a debate. This is a demand that you enslave yourself.
    Jeez – ask the peasants in Charlemagne’s time, in John’s time, in Frederick’s time, ask the Jews of Germany in the 30s, ask the Belarussians in the 20s and 30s, ask the Ukrainians of the 30s, ask the negroes of the antebellum south, ask the New Yorkers at the time of the Sullivan Laws, ask the Brits just prior to BOTH World Wars, ask the Algerians under the French, &c., &c., &c. …

    There’s a REASON our educational “system” sucks ass.
    There’s a REASON our Media sucks ass.
    There’s a REASON our political “system” is mired in the “swamp.”
    There’s a REASON our politicians are duplicitous, lying, conniving sacks of shit.

    And that REASON has NOTHING to do with Liberty and Freedom.

    The past isn’t really past – it’s a specter hovering over us attempting to show us the foolishness and depravity of our species and to make a finger-post towards a better future.

    izlamo delenda est …

  23. A 2nd pistol grip on a handgun is already illegal unless you have the tax stamp.

    Really, they named the Hi-Point carbine?

    Their handgun rules would also ban the Ruger Charger pistol. It’s magazine loads in front of the trigger and many versions have threaded barrels.

    How many belt fed semi-autos have been used in crimes? The two they name will cost you thousands of dollars.

  24. All those firearms on the banned list and the dip-sticks don’t even know the definition of “Assault Weapon”. So, I have a few more suggestions to add to the list…dinner plates, butter knives rubber bands, ball point pens, paper clips, screwdrivers, hammers, spare tires, a sheet of paper, and the list goes on and on and on. My point is that ANYTHING can be a weapon to assault. Another point I would like to make is these people are acting like they are terrified because of the components or the looks of the firearms. So, consider this, Diane Feinstein is scary ugly so that must mean we need to not sell Halloween costumes any more? These idiots don’t even realize the number of firearms laws on the books that are not enforced that if they were, maybe, just maybe, some of the BS would not happen. But, NO! They not only do realize this fact, they ignore it so they can appear to do something for their constituents when in fact they are doing things for themselves. Kind of along the lines “Likes” on book of face, the more you have the better off you are. If they conceive, draft, and submit bills and the like then they must be doing a good job, right? Uh, NO…again. They do not want to fix anything but only appear to do so. If they really do fix anything then they won’t have anything to fix later. Bunch of damn piss ants. And yes, Republicans are included!

  25. GFY democrats… you and all the stupid little suburban dumbfuck “moms” (control freak lesbians with government jobs and adopted sons they put in dresses) who do all your anti-gun leg work for you.

  26. This bill sounds like a good way to start the next civil war.
    When Texas joined the union it reserved the right to secede and divide into five states, although some argue that Texas lost that right by joining the confederacy.
    Looks like it might be time to revisit that issue.


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