Dianne Feinstein: I'll introduce an assault-weapons ban in the Senate

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California told “Meet The Press” on Sunday that she plans on introducing a bill on the first day of the new Congress that would ban assault weapons. Weinstein, a Democrat, said she expects President Barack Obama to support the bill.

“I believe he will,” Feinstein said in response to whether the president would give his backing to the bill.

Though there are few details known at this time as to what Feinstein’s proposal would include, the bill could be based on the state law in California that controls semiautomatic weapons, barring the majority of weapons with detachable magazines and an additional extra feature like a folding stock. The Albany Times Union reports that Feinstein is expected to be joined in the effort by N.Y. Sen. Chuck Schumer.