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McCarthy bill caps ammunition magazines at 10 bullets
The Hill ^ | January 13, 2011 | MIke Lillis

Posted on 01/13/2011 5:10:05 PM PST by Zakeet

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) will introduce legislation next week capping ammunition magazines at 10 bullets, she announced Thursday.

[Snip]

Since the tragedy, however, Republican leaders have aligned themselves squarely against gun reforms proposed even by members of their own party.

The 1994 assault-weapons ban included the same 10-bullet cap, but that law expired in 2004.

Like the assault-weapons ban, McCarthy's bill will ban high-capacity magazines manufactured after the law is enacted — meaning it doesn't prohibit possession of those made beforehand.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; guns; mccarthy
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Impeccable Libtard Logic: ... and we're gonna be able to tell exactly when one of them bullet holding things was made by the time we burden them gun makers with enough stupid but expensive regulations ... and that's gonna make guns more expensive and thus fewer of them's gonna get sold ... and that's gonna make us all less safe because of increased crime ... but at lease we're gonna have less guns.

1 posted on 01/13/2011 5:10:11 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
McCarthy bill

Oh gawd! Are we back in the 50s now?

2 posted on 01/13/2011 5:11:15 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Zakeet
The Wolves Are At The Door!

Stop Them With The Truth

Donate To Free Republic

3 posted on 01/13/2011 5:12:42 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Zakeet

This one goes to 11.


4 posted on 01/13/2011 5:15:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Zakeet
This latest McCathy bill arises out of the recognition that John Roll, the US Judge assassinated by a leftwing doper the other day in Arizona, was very Republican, and he was killed with one of the first 10 rounds fired.

She and her running dog lackeys want to make sure that can continue to happen in the future ~ that Republican judges will be murdered more readily (if in fact limiting magazine capacity has anything to do with that)

5 posted on 01/13/2011 5:18:58 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: cripplecreek

6 posted on 01/13/2011 5:19:04 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Zakeet
will introduce legislation next week capping ammunition magazines at 10 bullets

Dead on arrival...

7 posted on 01/13/2011 5:21:30 PM PST by John123 (Requiem for Euroland...)
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To: Pan_Yan

Extremely appropriate post! Funny as it gets, yet series.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 5:23:06 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Pan_Yan

Are we supposed to know who those creepy-looking guys are?


9 posted on 01/13/2011 5:25:06 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: John123

The bill will be targeted for defeat.


10 posted on 01/13/2011 5:26:15 PM PST by omega4179 (Loughner was a leftist)
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To: Zakeet

If this passes Congress, a) I will never vote for another Republican in Congress ever again, and b) I will buy up full-capacity magazines like there is no tomorrow.


11 posted on 01/13/2011 5:31:21 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (The future? Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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To: OldPossum; cripplecreek
There was a famous spoof documentary about a rock band named This is Spinal Tap. One of the band members altered his amplifier so that the volume went to 11 instead of 10. Rock buffs get the joke.
12 posted on 01/13/2011 5:32:40 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Zakeet

I’m willing to use a 10 bullet magazine if I can keep my health insurance and my light bulbs. Let’s make a deal.


13 posted on 01/13/2011 5:33:05 PM PST by devere
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To: Zakeet

So what good will that do.A well trained shooter can change through multiple magazines in seconds.So the perp could go and buy additional Magazines.So her bill would be worthless.


14 posted on 01/13/2011 5:34:39 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: devere
I’m willing to use a 10 bullet magazine if I can keep my health insurance and my light bulbs.

What if I pinky-swear to only load in ten rounds at a time?

15 posted on 01/13/2011 5:35:21 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Zakeet

***Like the assault-weapons ban, McCarthy’s bill will ban high-capacity magazines manufactured after the law is enacted ****

Sounds good to me! After all, no one ever gets killed with the first ten rounds in a magazine.

Sarc/off


16 posted on 01/13/2011 5:39:03 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: sionnsar

Browning hi-power comes with a 15 round clip standard, doesn’t it?

This is the same reactionary logic that bans toner cartridges in carry on luggage. Lord, save us.


17 posted on 01/13/2011 5:48:33 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: puppypusher

I was just thinking of when I carried a “six-shooter” how quickly I could reload using speed loaders. Popping a fresh mag in a weapon is even faster.

ridiculous laws authored by people who don’t have the faintest clue about weapons.


18 posted on 01/13/2011 5:53:23 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Pan_Yan

>What if I pinky-swear to only load in ten rounds at a time?<

that’s good enough for me!


19 posted on 01/13/2011 5:53:53 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Zakeet

20 posted on 01/13/2011 5:57:15 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Zakeet
McCarthy, whose husband was killed during a commuter train shooting in 1993

Just wondering - has there ever been a story that included McCarthy and did not reference the loss of her husband in a shooting?
21 posted on 01/13/2011 5:57:53 PM PST by andyk (Wealth != Income)
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To: Zakeet

Just buy more guns.


22 posted on 01/13/2011 6:07:54 PM PST by drypowder
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To: SueRae

I’m betting that only since the Clinton Assault weapons ban or whatever it was expired.

When I bought my SA XD-40 it came with 10 rd. mags which SA promptly replaced with the proper 12 rd. units.

A gun is a gun, deadly to innocents in the wrong hands. Let’s keep the Glocks out of the hands of known nutballs and leave people like me alone so we can try to protect ourselves and the innocents.

I’ve carried for over 30 years and have never presented, though I considered it a couple of times. Honest gunowners are not a threat, except to the baddies. At the point that ever happens I will be amazed if I have to use all the ammo I have. God willing, I’ll have the presence of mind to limit my output to the scumbags and have true aim.

But, you never know how an encounter like that will go. I don’t spray lead, I TARGET and squeeze, at least at the local range.


23 posted on 01/13/2011 6:08:03 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Eat the young, 100 million guppies can't be wrong.)
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To: andyk
"...Just wondering - has there ever been a story that included McCarthy and did not reference the loss of her husband in a shooting?..."


Her deceased husband probably turns in his grave each time she speaks.
On that fateful day aboard the LIRR train...the only thing that could have saved them from Colin Ferguson was presence of another gun.

24 posted on 01/13/2011 6:11:48 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Pan_Yan

LOL!


25 posted on 01/13/2011 6:15:41 PM PST by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Oh yeah, that woman might still have her husband if he had been well trained and packing. Guess hi-cap mags is all she hears when the subject of firearms comes up.

Woman, if your man had been able to protect himself he might still be around, even against attackers armed with a lot of ammo. Since stoopid gun laws kept him from being armed one can only assume he was in a wrong place with no protection. Or maybe he was a p*ssy and would have failed to be able to prevent that tragedy, who knows.


26 posted on 01/13/2011 6:15:57 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Eat the young, 100 million guppies can't be wrong.)
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To: OldPossum

I don’t watch a lot of movies, but I’ve heard of one called Spinal Tap, a satire on rock stars. Although the volume knob on guitar amplifiers only went up to a 10 setting, in the movie they had one that went to 11 (thus replies 4 and 6).


27 posted on 01/13/2011 6:16:24 PM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: OldPossum

Here is the video, at about 1:20 it talks about “11” and the best part of it is at the end.

If you got 2 minutes watch the whole thing, it is funny.


28 posted on 01/13/2011 6:17:51 PM PST by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: Munz

You are absolutely correct. With an SMLE Enfield you can work a bolt action so fast that you’d think it’s a semi-auto.


29 posted on 01/13/2011 6:18:27 PM PST by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: BookaT

Forgot the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7rWiY5obI


30 posted on 01/13/2011 6:19:07 PM PST by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: Zakeet
“I wanted to use a 30 round clip on my next killing rampage but that would be against the law so I had better play it safe and use this legal 10 bullet one”

IDIOT!

31 posted on 01/13/2011 6:22:30 PM PST by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: BookaT

Thanks but no can do. Have dial-up.


32 posted on 01/13/2011 6:23:42 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Zakeet

Ban ALL bullets. Why stop at just ten? Where’s the logic? This is really stupid!


33 posted on 01/13/2011 6:23:45 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Zakeet

Who’s that old gay guy?


34 posted on 01/13/2011 6:33:37 PM PST by Leisler (They always lie, and have for so much and for so long, that they no longer know what about.http://ma)
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To: West Texas Chuck
But, you never know how an encounter like that will go. I don’t spray lead, I TARGET and squeeze, at least at the local range.

Unless you are on a 270 range, your local shooting line is anti-training for defense pistol. No crim is going to just let you stand there, adopt a stance, carefully raise from a table a loaded weapon, wait for you to size up the target, aim and squeeze off a round at a known and standardized distance in ideal light. Unless all you care about is targets, the standard bench shooting does nothing but reinforce every bad habit one can make in defense shooting.

Now if the rangemaster would let you, draw from covered small-of-back holster, shoot while on the run to a low obstacle, using your weak hand to shoot at an unknown distance and a partially visible and moving target while people are running around you screaming - all in bad light, then you would get an idea of how that sort of encounter might go. Extra credit if people are shooting at you and you're in great pain.

IDPA or IPSC if you can't go to Thunder Ranch.

35 posted on 01/13/2011 6:34:53 PM PST by The Theophilus
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To: Zakeet

She looks old.


36 posted on 01/13/2011 6:37:49 PM PST by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Zakeet

This is a stupid idea. However, if it passes, which I doubt, but just for sake of argument here, it should apply to ALL. That means that the police, secret service, armed forces and so on will also be restricted to the use of 10 round magazines as well. If they enact laws for peons like you and me then the law has to apply equally to those in power as well.


37 posted on 01/13/2011 6:44:03 PM PST by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Let’s do what’s right...don’t hold back! I think we should limit magazines to 1/2 bullet.


38 posted on 01/13/2011 6:47:21 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Zakeet
The last time mag capacity was capped at 10 rounds, we saw a shift away from 9mm to .45, on the basis that if you only had 10 rounds, they might as well be big ones.

Also, it takes under a second to swap out an empty mag for a full one, with practice.

39 posted on 01/13/2011 6:51:06 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Leisler

Democrats,leftists, socialists etc. should not be be allowed to own any firearms, kitchen utensils with a sharp edge, or wine bottle/box opening devices.

NY wines are the principle cause of dementia. According to recent statistics provided by DHS.

Next time you see this old bag, she will have a death grip on the wheel of a Crown Vic at 40mph in the right lane of I75 in Tampa.....

Does she even have a suspicion what building she is sitting in right now?


40 posted on 01/13/2011 6:53:53 PM PST by libertyhoundusnr
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To: Zakeet
10 bullets isn't much good without the rest of the cartridge any how. Idiot. You think they would at least make an effort to know what they are talking about before they start pontificating
41 posted on 01/13/2011 6:55:22 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: OldPossum

42 posted on 01/13/2011 6:56:06 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Zakeet
As long as they don't restrict belt fed ammo.


43 posted on 01/13/2011 7:21:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: The Theophilus

No, I’m no way that sophisticated. I go to the range and shoot at stationary targets 7-15 yds. away.

I’d love to go to a real school, Mad Ogre’s would be my first choice but that is just because I’d love to take a drive up that way.

I’m definitely not trained in defensive pistol, I’ve just shot a handgun all my life and like to think I could do it in a moment of stress. Prolly not gonna happen I know, but it’s better than being pure sheep.

I hear what you say, you are 100% right on. Thanx for the advice, from my heart.


44 posted on 01/13/2011 7:26:15 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Eat the young, 100 million guppies can't be wrong.)
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To: Zakeet

Giffords was what, the first person shot? Second? Third? Fourth? Fifth? Sixth? Seventh? Eighth? Ninth? Tenth? ...
How, Ms. McCarthy, is this limitation relevant to that which allegedly initiates it?


45 posted on 01/13/2011 7:27:22 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: The Theophilus
No crim is going to just let you stand there, adopt a stance, carefully raise from a table a loaded weapon, wait for you to size up the target, aim and squeeze off a round at a known and standardized distance in ideal light.

Which is why I refuse to ever learn to shoot with BOTH hands. I am not interested in becoming an expert target marksman. I want to be able to shoot one handed and hit a human size target with multiple rounds.

I figure I can get the job done.

46 posted on 01/13/2011 7:38:55 PM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Zakeet

Interesting.

I just got an email today from my favorite ammo supplier advertising 75-round drum magazines for AKs. Decent price, too.


47 posted on 01/13/2011 7:47:54 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: ctdonath2

Good for McCarthy! Now a lunatic can safely walk up to 10 unarmed, law-abiding citizens and kill them. But no MORE than 10 murders, that would be ILLEGAL!


48 posted on 01/13/2011 8:24:29 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Zakeet

Molon Labe bitch...


49 posted on 01/13/2011 8:30:07 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: Zakeet

If Boehner even allows this up for a vote in committee, he should be forced out. It’s bad enough he’s backing uber-RINO Maria Cino for RNC Chair.


50 posted on 01/13/2011 8:40:47 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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