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Congressional Democrats Introduce Ban on Magazines Over 10 Rounds in Capacity

Posted on the 07 February 2015 by Mikeb302000
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Ranking Democrats on Capitol Hill, along with gun control advocates from the Newtown Alliance, pledged to renew a federal prohibition on magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.
The legislation, to be introduced this week to both chambers Congress, aims to once again ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of so-called large capacity magazines.
“There is no place in our communities for ammunition magazines designed for military-style shootouts, which have been used inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Aurora, in Fort Hood, and in Tucson – and it is well-past time for Congress to listen to the American people and put this high-capacity magazine ban back in place,” said Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, sponsor of the legislation, in an official statement.
The proposed measure would reinstate a portion of the decade-long Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which expired in 2004. That ban’s legacy has been upheld as a success by lawmakers who championed it while most criminologists point out that its effect on crime was negligible.
The bill, officially termed the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, uses expansive language to deem almost all conventional magazines that can accept more than 10 cartridges illegal. This would include not only traditional box magazines, but also any, “belt, drum, helical feeding device, or similar…” than can be converted or made to accept more than the allowed round limit. A host of exceptions for the military, law enforcement, and nuclear power plant security guards among others are included. The only type of firearm excluded from the ban would be .22LR caliber rifles with tubular magazines.
Feeding devices made before the ban is implemented would be grandfathered and those made after the law takes effect would be marked and dated.

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