Skip to comments.New round in gun law debate (video)
Posted on 01/17/2011 6:15:58 AM PST by SkyPilot
In the wake of the attempted assassination of a congresswoman, a New Jersey senator is pursuing gun legislation to restrict the capacity of semiautomatic firearm magazines.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a Democrat, announced Monday his intentions to draft legislation this month that would prohibit the manufacture and sale of high-capacity magazines, the firearm device that holds bullets for semiautomatic firearms. The legislation would specifically ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds, Lautenberg said.
The suspect in the shooting, Jared
Loughner, reportedly used a 33-round magazine during the Jan. 8 incident in Tucson, Ariz., which left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded and took the life of six others, including a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge.
"The only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a handgun is to kill a lot of people very quickly," Lautenberg said in a prepared statement. "These high-capacity clips simply should not be on the market."
For 10 years, the magazines were prohibited under the Federal Assault Weapons Ban; however, the ban expired in 2004 under President George W. Bush. Lautenberg and CeaseFirePA, an advocacy group for gun control, want to see the ban resurrected.
"(Loughner) did so much mayhem in so little time," said Phil Goldsmith, president of CeaseFirePA. "That's something that wreaked havoc and tears people's lives apart."
Goldsmith said someone who owns a firearm for protection or hunting does not need the ability to shoot more than 10 rounds.
More than 10 rounds is only necessary "if they were fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.
It's not needed to walk down the streets of Pennsylvania or New Jersey or anywhere else," he said.
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I bet this passes.
Watch how quickly the new "Weeper of the House" folds.
Mark my words.
I really thought it would take the new GOP members about 6 months to fold like a cheap tent.
In the wake of the this shooting (and the unyielding 24/7 propaganda and smear campaign by the MSM and the Democrats), I think the GOP has already surrendered.
That was fast.
That was fast, alright. In control of the House for less than two weeks and he quickly caves to any ridiculous and partisan Dim proposal. I was against the Weeper of the House being elected Speaker, and I see my concen was well-founded. And apparently the idiot has consented to the Dims’ obvious ploy to have the members of Congress sit together at the SOTU!
Hey I have a great idea! Let’s make it illegal to shoot someone. Wait! Isn’t there a law against that already? Yes! I guess that law didn’t work either. What are we to do?
loutenberg can go ***** himself< BR> granstanding prick
using the same logic: lets reduce the number of members of congress.
If they do... after 40 years of membership... I will leave the republican party and do whatever I can to destroy it and replace it with a Conservative party for a FREE America.
This should not even make to the floor for debate.
I agree... we shall see.
No chance this passes. Lautenberg is just beating the same dead horse he’s been beating for years.
You don’t need more than 10 rounds for self protection?
Feral “youths” travel in large packs. More than 10.
Magazines also hold bullets for other firearms.
Lautenberg was the one who sponsored a bill to keep guns away from Schools and look how that worked out.
****The legislation would specifically ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds, ****
More bunk. These idiots seem to believe all deaths happen from the bottom bullets in a large capacity magazine.
Bck in 1986, Pat Sherrell murdered 14 people at the Edmond Oklahoma post office. His weapons were two National Guard issued .45 auto pistols with 7 round magazines.
that is three bullets less than 10 rounds, and one bullet more than a revolver.
Well at least the writer of the article knew the difference between a magazine and a clip. Apparently, Lautenberg does not.
In that case I’ll IMMEDIATELY throw away all of those 15 round mags for my Glocks. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA Look for them in the mail, CongressPuss Boehner.