You either give up your grandfathered weapon or be fingerprinted. I guess that means more cushy government jobs for people to fingerprint everybody.
Even as news that Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) "Assault Weapon" ban is really a ban on some of the most popular civilian-owned handguns in the U.S., details of her promised legislation also show that it will require gun owners to register their guns with the government.
Feinstein’s legislation does this by banning the import, possession, and transfer of hundreds of different weapons, but making special allowances for gun owners who already own the weapons on the ban list.
Feinstein’s legislation throws some gun owners a bone by saying, "[It will protect] the rights of existing gun owners by grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment," but it then states: "It will require any grandfathered weapon to be registered under the National Firearms Act."
This will require not simply the registration of the specific gun’s serial number but also a photograph and fingerprints of the owner as well. This would necessarily take away the ability of people to sell guns in private sales to friends or family members too.