Sen. Dianne Feinstein isn't the only lawmaker trying to ban assault weapons. Another longtime gun control advocate, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, is offering similar legislation in the House.
McCarthy, a New York Democrat, has pushed similar legislation for more than a decade. Gun control is the issue that led her to run for Congress. On December 7, 1993, her husband, Dennis, was killed and her son, Kevin, severely injured on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train when spree killer Colin Ferguson opened fire on passengers.
Her bill, introduced Jan. 29, aims "to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited." The proposal is substantially similar to that offered recently by Sen. Feinstein, a California Democrat. That bill would ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Via POPVOX, and Politix reporting.