S. 150 (113th): Assault Weapons Ban of 2013


Jan 24, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Dianne Feinstein

Senior Senator from California



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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2013
Length: 126 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.


The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 bill prohibits the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 157 of the most commonly-owned military-style assault weapons. It bans an additional group of assault weapons that can accept a detachable ammunition magazine and have one or more military characteristics. In addition, the bill bans large-capacity magazines and other ammunition feeding devices that hold more than ...

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Jan 24, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 14, 2013
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 150”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


24 cosponsors (24D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 437 (Related)
Assault Weapons Ban of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 29, 2013

S. 691 (Related)
High-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban of 2013

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 2013

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