Bill Blocked by Fla. House Would Ban Hundreds of Guns, All of Them Listed

By Susan Jones | February 21, 2018 | 9:13 AM EST

The Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee (Photo: State of Florida/floridacapitol.myflorida.com)

(CNSNews.com) - The "assault weapons" bill that the Florida House of Representatives refused to take up on Tuesday is a sweeping ban that includes hundreds of types of guns, many of them listed by name (see below).

The bill banning guns and large capacity magazines (defined as more than seven rounds), along with other ownership restrictions, has not been considered in committee, but citing the Parkland shooting, Rep. Kionne McGhee (D-Miami) asked that HB 219 be moved straight to the House floor for a vote.

"While this is an extraordinary procedural move," McGhee admitted, "the shooting in Parkland demands extraordinary action."

McGhee noted that the bill will die when the current legislative session ends next month, because House committees (that normally consider bills before they reach the House floor) are not scheduled to meet before then.

Florida House members voted 71-36 against moving the bill to the floor, devastating the dozens of students from Stoneman Douglas High School who were watching in the House gallery. They believe that banning certain guns will stop school shootings such as the horror they have lived through.

Here's some of what the Florida bill would do; and following that is the very long and very specific list of guns the bill would ban.

The bill would:

-- Make it a felony to possess "any assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine," unless a person lawfully possessed one or both of those things prior to Oct. 1, 2018;

-- People who possessed the banned weapons and magazines before Oct. 1 would have to get "certificates of possession" by Oct. 2019.

-- The certificate of possession "shall contain a description of the assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine that identifies it uniquely, including all identification marks; the full name, address, date of birth, and thumbprint of the owner; and any other information as the department may deem appropriate."

-- Ban the sale and transfer of an assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine on or after January 1, 2019, to any person within the state of Florida, other than to a licensed gun dealer...

-- Any person who moves into the state in lawful possession of an assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine, shall, within 90 days, either render the weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine permanently inoperable, sell the weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine to a licensed gun dealer or remove the weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine from this state...

The bill also describes how and where people may use and transport their certified weapons and magazines; and it sets minimum prison terms for people who possess "assault weapons" and commit felonies.

Here's the complete list of banned guns, as written in the bill.

 
(1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:

 (a)1. "Assault weapon" means any selective-fire firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic or burst fire at the option of the user or any of the following specified semiautomatic firearms:

a. All AK series, including, but not limited to, the following: AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, 46 NHM91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR, WASR-10, WUM, Rock River Arms LAR-47, 47 and Vector Arms AK-47.

b. All AR series, including, but not limited to, the following: AR-10, AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite AR-180 and M15, Olympic Arms, AR70, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles, Colt AR-15, Rock River Arms LAR-15, and DoubleStar AR rifles.

c. Algimec AGM1.

d. Barrett 82A1 and REC7.

e. Beretta AR-70 and Beretta Storm.

f. Bushmaster Auto Rifle.

g. Calico Liberty series.

h. Chartered Industries of Singapore SR-88.

i. Colt Sporter.

j. Daewoo K-1, K-2, Max-1, and Max 2.

k. FAMAS MAS 223.

l. Federal XC-900 and SC-450.

m. Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FNC.

n. FNH PS90, SCAR, and FS2000.

o. Goncz High Tech Carbine.

p. Hi-Point Carbine.

q. HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, SP-89, or HK-PSG-1.

r. Kel-Tec Sub-2000, SU series, RFB.

s. M1 Carbine.

t. SAR-8, SAR-4800, SR9;

u. SIG 57 AMT and 500 Series.

v. Sig Sauer MCX Rifle.

w. SKS capable of accepting a detachable magazine.

x. SLG 95.

y. SLR 95 or 96.HB 219 2018

z. Spectre Auto Carbine.

aa. Springfield Armory BM59, SAR-48, and G-3.

bb. Sterling MK-6 and MK-7.

cc. Steyr AUG.

dd. Sturm Ruger Mini-14 with folding stock.

ee. TNW M230, M2HB.

ff. Thompson types, including Thompson T5.

gg. UZI, Galil and UZI Sporter, Galil Sporter, Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz), or Vector Arms UZI.

hh. Weaver Arms Nighthawk.

2. All of the following handguns, copies, duplicates, or altered facsimiles with the capability of any such weapon thereof:

a. AK-47 pistol, Mini AK-47 pistol.

b. AR-15 pistol.

c. Australian Automatic Arms SAP pistol.

d. Bushmaster Auto Pistol.

e. Calico Liberty series pistols.

f. Encom MK-IV, MP-9, and MP-45.

g. Feather AT-9 and Mini-AT.

h. Goncz High Tech Long pistol.

i. Holmes MP-83.

j. Iver Johnson Enforcer.

k. MAC-10, MAC-11, Masterpiece Arms MPA pistol series, and Velocity Arms VMA series.

HB 219 2018

l. Intratec TEC-9, TEC-DC9, TEC-22 Scorpion, or AB-10.

m. UZI pistol, Micro-UZI pistol.

n. Colefire Magnum.

o. Scarab Skorpion.

p. Spectre Auto pistol.

q. German Sport 522 PK.

r. Chiappa Firearms Mfour-22.

s. DSA SA58 PKP FAL.

t. I.O. Inc. PPS-43C.

u. Kel-Tec PLR-16 pistol.

v. Sig Sauer P556 pistol.

w. Thompson TA5 series pistols.

x. Wilkinson "Linda" pistol.

3. All of the following shotguns, copies, duplicates, or altered facsimiles with the capability of any such weapon thereof:

a. Armscor 30 BG.

b. Franchi SPAS-12 and Law-12.

c. Remington TAC-2 or TACB3 FS.

d. SPAS 12 or LAW 12.

e. Striker 12.

f. Streetsweeper.

g. Saiga.

h. USAS-12.

i. Kel-tec KSG.

4. A part or combination of parts that convert a firearm into an assault weapon or any combination of parts from which an assault weapon may be assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person;

5. Any semiautomatic firearm not listed in subparagraphs 1.-4. that meets the following criteria:

a. A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:

(I) A folding or telescoping stock;

(II) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon or any feature functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand or a thumbhole stock;

(III) A bayonet mount;

(IV) A flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor;

(V) A grenade launcher;

(VI) A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; or

b. A semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:

(I) The capacity to accept an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol at any location outside of the pistol grip;

(II) A threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer;

(III) A slide that encloses the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned;

(IV) A manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded;

(V) A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm;

(VI) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;

(VII) A folding, telescoping, or thumbhole stock; or

c. A semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:

(I) A folding or telescoping stock;

(II) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;

(III) A thumbhole stock;

(IV) A fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds;

(V) An ability to accept a detachable magazine; or

d. Any semiautomatic pistol or any semiautomatic, centerfire, or rimfire rifle with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition; or

e. A part or combination of parts designed or intended to convert a firearm into an assault weapon or any combination of parts from which an assault weapon may be assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person.

(b) "Detachable magazine" means an ammunition feeding device that can be removed from a firearm without disassembly of the firearm action.

(c) "Fixed magazine" means an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action.

(d) "Large-capacity magazine" means any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 7 rounds, or any conversion kit, part, or combination of parts from which such a device can be assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person, but does not include any of the following:

1. A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than 7 rounds;

2. A .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device; or

3. A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.


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