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Esty Leading Action On Gun Magazine Limits


Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty has filed a bill to limit the amount of bullets in gun magazines. The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act would ban the importation, sale, transfer, manufacturing and future possession of magazines holding more than 10 bullets.Esty was joined by Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy from Connecticut as well as Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey in unveiling the bill Thursday. The Connecticut Democrat says 10 rounds is a standard agreed upon by law enforcement to limit the impact a shooter may have.

“This is about gun safety and what we can do as a country to help save lives while respecting the Second Amendment,” said Esty.

The bill would not ban magazines for certain current and former law enforcement members, those in possession before passage or magazines for .22 caliber firearms and smaller. Ten rounds was the mandate under the federal assault weapons ban from 1994 to 2004.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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