Chairman: Senator Josef Biden
Ranking Republican: Senator Orin Hatch
Member: Senator Diane Feinstein
Testimony: victims, law enforcement, politicians, August 3rd, 1993:
2013: (Acting) Chairman: Senator Diane Feinstein notes that in 10 years 350 were killed by what she had banned. This bill purports that it would have prevented 35 lives a year. (Video not yet available).
Car accidents kill tens of thousands of people every year. Use of a cell phone while driving is a major factor in those deaths. Ten times as many people are murdered by hammers and other blunt objects every year. Fifty times as many people are killed by knives and other sharp objects. Less than 10% of all murders involving a rifle, are done by a criminal bearing an assault rifle. More people defend their lives, successfully, with an "assault" rifle, than are murdered by one, every year in the United States.