Skip to comments.Another post-tragedy shot from the hip
Posted on 02/08/2011 10:18:14 AM PST by Neil E. Wright
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Rep. Caroline McCarthy, D-N.Y., are proposing legislation that would reinstate a federal ban on the manufacture, import and sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones Jared Loughner is accused of using in the horrific Tucson shootings that left six dead and 13 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.
This latest manifestation of the "do-something syndrome" surprises nary one gun-rights supporter and explains why sales of high-capacity mags have jumped in recent weeks.
Ammo mags containing more than 10 bullets were illegal under a federal "assault weapons" ban in place from 1994 to 2004. That didn't mean folks couldn't own or sell them. Companies could manufacture them only for purchase by law enforcement and government agencies.
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No they weren't. The manufacture, import or sale of NEW magazines and firearms which could hold more than 10 rounds was made 'illegal'by the ban. "Pre-ban' weapons and magazines could still be sold and, most relevant to Tuscon shooting, used.
I would love, LOVE to see Chris Christie name Laut’s replacement, if the 87 yo Senator could no longer serve...for whatever reason.
What EVer, WayneS. From 1994 to 2004, nobody in the House got shot, and after that they did, so the total ban worked. he he heee! /s, as if I needed the tag
Loutenburger is an embarrassment, the political equivalent of an ambulance-chasing shyster.
We have yet to see a tragedy he hasn’t tried to exploit.