Gun Safety

Gun Safety

Senator Feinstein has long advocated for commonsense laws to reduce gun violence. Most notably, she achieved passage of the landmark, federal Assault Weapons Ban in 1994 and has advocated for its reinstatement since it expired in 2004.

Senator Feinstein in 2019 introduced three pieces of gun safety legislation in the Senate: an updated Assault Weapons Ban, the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act to help states develop court processes that allow family members to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals and a bill to raise the federal age to purchase assault weapons and high-capacity magazines from 18 to 21.

Senator Feinstein is also a strong proponent of universal background checks; a bill to accomplish that was passed in the House in 2019 but not taken up by Senate Republican leaders.

Resources for Senator Feinstein’s Gun Safety Bills




Press Releases

Source: Senator Feinstein’s official website