Skip to comments.Congress readies new gun-control bills after Gabrielle Giffords shooting
Posted on 01/11/2011 6:28:22 PM PST by Pinkbell
Congressional advocates of gun control are preparing legislation to renew a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines of the sort suspected used in last Saturdays shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz.
Such a ban was in effect between 1994 and 2004 as part of a ban on assault weapons, which also expired. Since then, clips such as those allegedly used by suspect Jared Loughner, which contained more than 30 rounds, have been available for purchase without restriction. Legislation restricting ammunition magazines to a maximum 10 rounds is in the works by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D) of New York and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) of New Jersey.
The tragedy in Tucson might not have resulted in so many deaths and injuries if the gunman had been limited to 10 rounds before attempting to reload, gun control advocates say. In all, six people died and 14 were wounded 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona.
Congresswoman McCarthy, who ran for Congress after her husband was killed and son injured in a 1993 shooting on the Long Island Rail Road, suggests she is focusing on ammunition magazines as opposed to the weapons themselves in a bow to political reality.
I have to look at ... what can actually pass in Congress and have it signed by the president, McCarthy said Tuesday in an interview with National Public Radio. The House and the Senate are pro-gun houses.
Many Democrats in both Houses of Congress including Congresswoman Giffords favor broad gun rights, and so passing legislation that limits the size of ammunition clips could be an uphill climb. But the history of gun control legislation is that it has its best chance after a major firearms-related event.
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Liberals just have these bills sitting around waiting for this sh1t to happen. They are such exploiters. Such hypocrites.
I doubt if she will get any co-sponsors. If Legislators know how to do anything well its put their finger in the wind to see which way its blowing. Right now the American Public is not in the mood for gun control.
The Speaker of the House gets it and all gun-control bills are DOA:
The only new gun law that makes sense is one for those who don't know the difference between a clip and a magazine.
They should be prevented from offering advice on guns, talking about guns or writting articles about guns under penalty of fines and imprisonment.