Democratic lawmakers introduce gun control bill that would ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds

Democratic lawmakers introduce gun control bill that would ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds

Biden’s remarks on gun control differ from past position 00:00 00:0003:26GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay A group of Democratic lawmakers in the House and the Senate on Wednesday introduced gun control legislation that would ban the sale, manufacturing, transfer, possession or importation of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. The bill comes after President Biden last week called on Congress to ban "assault weapons" and "high-capacity" magazines. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Reps. Diana DeGette of Colorado, Ted Deutch of Florida, and Dina Titus of Nevada, rolled out the legislation Wednesday, known as the Keep Americans Safe Act. BIDEN ANNOUNCES SLATE OF GUN CONTROL ACTIONS, CLAIMS ‘PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS’ Magazines holding more than 10 rounds were banned for 10 years under the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994. "We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence," the Department of Justice-funded study concluded in 2004. "Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement." The legislation would also authorize a "high-capacity" magazine buyback program; require any "high-capacity" magazines manufactured after the bill is enacted to have a "conspicuous serial number" and date of manufacture printed on it, so that it can be identified by law enforcement; and ensure law enforcement agencies have the authority to "seize and destroy high-capacity magazines possessed illegally." The bill would also prevent coupled or joined […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.