Dems Introduce Bill Banning High Capacity Magazines
In a move specifically designed and carefully calibrated to prevent no shooting tragedies, New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg (D) took the lead today in attempting to target ammunition magazines. Lautenberg proposed new legislation that would prevent magazines from holding more than ten rounds at a time. President Obama proposed just that in his staged photo-op surrounded by children last week.
Lautenberg bloviated, “The latest tragedy in Newtown was a wake up call for our nation, and now we must now turn our grief into action to reduce further tragedies. It is clearer than ever that there is no place in our communities for military-style supersized magazines like those used inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Aurora, and in Tucson, and I will keep working to reinstate the ban on them.” Of course, it takes approximately three seconds for even a mildly knowledgeable gun user to switch a magazine, so any magazine restriction will be next to useless unless there are armed guards or other adults carrying firearms around any shooter.