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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I think the libs may be overplaying their hand. Let them hang themselves.
It won’t happen Carolyn, just save yourself the trouble and embarrasment and quit.
Neither the First Amendment nor the Second are to blame for the shooting. One lone nutcase and apparently an incompetent county sheriff are.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
To all GFW's - It is not a clip.
Like this punk shooter, let’s not take their threats lightly.
Congress Shall Make NO LAW!
Never let a good crisis go to waste. Exploit! Exploit! Exploit!
McCarthy’s bill is at least more rational than King’s.
Maybe we should instead make it a felony for any lawmaker to come within 1000 feet of an armed citizen. Then let Congress trash like King dance to stay out of our way!
That's only 334 yards.
Lotsa guys can do that.
it could happen. thee are enough spineless republicand that wet themselves everytimr the regieme controlled media calls them a bad word.
Yet more gun control laws! All of the thousands of gun laws on the books have yet to remove a gun from a nut job or criminal.
Hopefully the republicans are not dumb enough to go along with this bill. It is staight out of the soviet union, germany in the 1930s, cuber in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and into the 2000s and N korea today, including the muslim countries. They claim guns, pistols kill...no need for human interaction with the weapons.
Whatever they try to pass MUST NOT HAVE ANY EXEMPTIONS!!!!
No LE exemptions, no Government exemptions, no military exemptions! Call your Congressmen and Senators and DEMAND this if they insist on passing something. Let them know we will NOT tolorate exemptions for themselves in a restrictive law!
Smart businessmen, investors etc, are proactive. Our government is constantly reactive.
Perp's violent threats were made known to law enforcement, nothing was done, he went off, and now it's "those evil high-capacity magazines' fault."
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