Skip to comments.Lawmakers look to restrict gun magazine capacity
Posted on 12/25/2012 2:03:31 PM PST by TurboZamboni
WASHINGTONLawmakers from both parties voiced their willingness Sunday to pursue some changes to the nation's gun laws, but adamant opposition from the National Rifle Association has made clear than any such effort will face significant obstacles. NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre dismissed efforts to revive a ban on assault weapons as a "phony piece of legislation" that's built on lies.
Democratic lawmakers in Congress have become more adamant about the need for stricter gun laws since the shooting of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California is promising to push for a renewal of expired legislation that banned certain weapons and limited the number of bullets a gun magazine could hold to 10.
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Why no licenses for speech? And why no limit on high-speed printing presses? Surely the framers never imagined a time when a printing press would be capable of running at thousands of feet per second, printing several million copies per day. Who needs such a device?
With the Christmas holiday almost over, it is time to quit the go-along, get-along and just say “no”.
Repeat as often, and as loudly as needed.
Nice touch on that AP moniker!!!
Aren’t they already limited?
Congress should have yearly legislation limits.
It’s such a joke. That psycho could have done the exact same damage with a 38 revolver, a pocket full of speedloaders, and a double barrel shotgun.
Exactly, it wasn’t the nature of the weapons that killed those children, it was the nature of the man pulling the trigger. He would have been just as deadly with a shotgun and a revolver if not more so given the fact that shotguns and revolvers tend to deliver a lot more more energy into the target than 9 mm semi automatics and AR15s.
So what RINO pieces of human filth are 'reaching across the aisle in the spirit of bipartisanship' now?
Name the liberal scumbags.
It is political suicide to stay on this topic and Dems and Repubs know it. Biden got the job because he’s a moron. If Republicans support any new gun control, they will be out of office. If Southern Democrats support any new gun control, they will be out of office.
This topic is just a distraction for the fiscal mess we are in.
Ex Post Facto laws are forbidden in the Constitution.
Yeah, that will solve everything:
Magazine capacity is important in a gun fight where your opponent is also armed. Against innocent children and helpless adults cornered in a gun free school zone, it really doesn’t matter. Almost any weapon produced in the last 150 years would be sufficient to do the deed long before the police show up.
Politicians are using this tragedy to pursue their long standing political agenda to disarm America. Ask them what they are going to do to protect innocent children, they won’t have an answer.
Administration Propaganda (AP) - The go to source of Bull Spew for the BSM.
Does everyone see how the Oppressive-Left wants to destroy liberty just rename guns as Assault Weapons and arbitrarily decides the value of high in high capacity?
There are those that are dependent and there are those that refuse. The Government should never be the option.
America was founded on those that refuse. God answers our need through prayer. The left refuses. I do not.
You are discussing freedom vs slavery whether you like it or not.
Next thing you know they’ll be limiting the number and capacity of our armed drones, and the number of US citizens on our kill lists.
We’ll have to get elected if we want more. /s
Looks like Kay Bailey Hutchison has crossed over to the dark side. Time to replace her.
Kay Bailey Hutchison is quoted in the article as wanting to limit mag capacity.
Kay Baily Hutchinson is the “republicans” siding with the liberals? She’s a lame (and I mean LAME) duck and won’t have the power to vote on the liberal’s anti-self defense law. She is a great one for the leftist ladies in the Senate to trot out.
“Warning: The Surgeon General has determined that the contents of this magazine is hazardous to the health of anyone that receives them at high velocity.”
I can live with that compromise.
Ted Cruz will replace her on January 20 and if I ever see her... I will give her the same treatment that I would jane fonda.
Yep. That's why we've never had a retroactive tax...
but we should be more like Australia. /sarc
Self-defense From Fresh Fruit: `banana mags’
“First of all you force him to drop the banana; then, second, you eat the banana, thus disarming him.
You have now rendered him ‘elpless.”
Next session: `pineapple grenades’
A Happy Christmas to you and a Merry New Year.
Or vice versa.
Your state perhaps, but no federal limit.
This is in direct violation of the ADA. How are the disabled going to be able to change magazines or shoot without a handgrip or without semi auto?
Are they going to make guns only usable of people without disability?
THe pick and choose the features to presume guilty a gun owner is also in clear violation right there.
“Congress should have yearly legislation limits.”
1. Not allowed to pass spending legislation til 2020
2. Not allowed to address any legislation adversely affecting any of the first ten ammendments - ever
3. Not allowed to authorize any pay increases for any govt employee, including themselves, ever.
4. Must pass legislation cutting their own pay by 75%
5. Must pass legislation elinating their own retirement/healthcare benefits and place themselves under Soc Security and any and all healthcare legislation they pass for the rest of us.
6. Must decommission EPA, FDA, ATF, IRS, Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Education, Homeland Security, etc...all the Unconstitutional Appendages that have been added to the cost of govt and the interference in our personal liberties.
The ‘Musts’ in the list have a deadline effective date of April 1, 2013
Now go on FRiends, add to the list.