Their at it Again- Gun Control Advocates Try Again on Ammo Limits

Geaux4it

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Going after a ban on standard magazine capacity. If a cop 'needs' 15 rounds, so do I. If I want a 30 round magazine, I'm going to have it.

Bring it on you dumb gun grabbing communist and we'll break it off in your arse again.

BTW- This bill will be DOA

LMAO

-Geaux
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Gun Control Advocates Try Again on Ammo Limits
While new gun restriction laws have almost no chance of passing, proponents say they have to try.



Congressional Democrats want to ban devices containing 10 or more rounds of ammunition.

By Gabrielle LevyFeb. 6, 2015 | 6:04 p.m. EST+ MoreGun control advocates failed to get federal legislation passed after Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot, and six people killed, in an Arizona Safeway parking lot in Jan. 2009.

Nor were they successful in an effort to renew the expired assault weapons ban after 12 people were killed in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater in July 2012, or five months later, when 20 children and six teachers died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

But on Thursday, Democrats in both the House and Senate reintroduced legislation to ban large-capacity magazines, drums, feed strips and other devices containing 10 rounds of ammunition or more.

The law “wouldn’t take them from people who already have them,” explained Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., the lead sponsor of the Senate bill. “But moving forward, large-capacity clips would be in the hands of our military and law enforcement where they belong, not on our streets or in our schools, not in the hands of those who don’t need them and shouldn’t have them.”


[READ: States Renew Push for Guns in K-12 Schools]

Now with a minority in both chambers, the Democrats’ effort is, practically speaking, quixotic at best. Increased restrictions on gun ownership, be it on the type and number of weapons or ammunition allowed, or by expanding background checks on purchases, have been strongly opposed by Republicans, and by even some moderate Democrats. Aside from a brief uptick in support for more restrictive gun laws at the beginning of 2013 polls show Americans moving steadily toward expanding gun ownership rights.

While 92 percent of Americans support requiring background checks for all gun buyers, according to aQuinnipiac poll from July 2014, the same poll found just half supported stricter gun control laws.

And a Pew Research Center tracking poll in December 2014 found more than half of respondents said protecting the right of Americans to own guns was more important than controlling gun ownership. In 1999, halfway through the 10-year federal ban on assault weapons, 66 percent said controlling gun ownership was more important, compared to 29 percent who preferred protecting ownership rights.

So why would Menendez and House bill sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., move on legislation now?

Lawmakers frequently reintroduce legislation that has failed in the past or, in the case of a ban on high-capacity ammunition devices, was simply not taken up in previous Congressional sessions.

Gun Control Advocates New Bill Would Limit Gun Ammunition Devices - US News
 
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Going after a ban on standard magazine capacity. If a cop 'needs' 15 rounds, so do I. If I want a 30 round magazine, I'm going to have it.

Bring it on you dumb gun grabbing communist and we'll break it off in your arse again.

BTW- This bill will be DOA

LMAO

-Geaux
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Gun Control Advocates Try Again on Ammo Limits
While new gun restriction laws have almost no chance of passing, proponents say they have to try.



Congressional Democrats want to ban devices containing 10 or more rounds of ammunition.

By Gabrielle LevyFeb. 6, 2015 | 6:04 p.m. EST+ MoreGun control advocates failed to get federal legislation passed after Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot, and six people killed, in an Arizona Safeway parking lot in Jan. 2009.

Nor were they successful in an effort to renew the expired assault weapons ban after 12 people were killed in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater in July 2012, or five months later, when 20 children and six teachers died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

But on Thursday, Democrats in both the House and Senate reintroduced legislation to ban large-capacity magazines, drums, feed strips and other devices containing 10 rounds of ammunition or more.

The law “wouldn’t take them from people who already have them,” explained Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., the lead sponsor of the Senate bill. “But moving forward, large-capacity clips would be in the hands of our military and law enforcement where they belong, not on our streets or in our schools, not in the hands of those who don’t need them and shouldn’t have them.”


[READ: States Renew Push for Guns in K-12 Schools]

Now with a minority in both chambers, the Democrats’ effort is, practically speaking, quixotic at best. Increased restrictions on gun ownership, be it on the type and number of weapons or ammunition allowed, or by expanding background checks on purchases, have been strongly opposed by Republicans, and by even some moderate Democrats. Aside from a brief uptick in support for more restrictive gun laws at the beginning of 2013 polls show Americans moving steadily toward expanding gun ownership rights.

While 92 percent of Americans support requiring background checks for all gun buyers, according to aQuinnipiac poll from July 2014, the same poll found just half supported stricter gun control laws.

And a Pew Research Center tracking poll in December 2014 found more than half of respondents said protecting the right of Americans to own guns was more important than controlling gun ownership. In 1999, halfway through the 10-year federal ban on assault weapons, 66 percent said controlling gun ownership was more important, compared to 29 percent who preferred protecting ownership rights.

So why would Menendez and House bill sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., move on legislation now?

Lawmakers frequently reintroduce legislation that has failed in the past or, in the case of a ban on high-capacity ammunition devices, was simply not taken up in previous Congressional sessions.

Gun Control Advocates New Bill Would Limit Gun Ammunition Devices - US News
I like what South Carolina and a few other states are doing

-Geaux
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States Renew Push for Guns in Schools
Lawmakers in Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming are seeking to expand the ability to carry concealed weapons on school grounds.

State lawmakers across the country are considering bills that would increase the presence of guns in schools, with a number of states debating proposals that would expand the right of gun owners to carry firearms on college campuses.

In Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming, lawmakers are pushing legislation that would peel back limits on bringing firearms to K-12 schools as well.

“We would like schools to have more options for protection,” says North Dakota Rep. Dwight Kiefert, a Republican sponsor of legislation that would allow holders of concealed weapons licenses to bring firearms to school campuses if they receive the school’s permission.

States Renew Push for Guns in K-12 Schools - US News
 

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"Clips". LOL. I get a laugh when the retards pontificate about legislation for guns without knowing a goddamn thing about them.
 

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magazine limits will be as effective as background checks, gun rationing and registration are at stopping the gun crime and mass shooting that happen in the United States.....not one law the irrational, anti gun nuts want will stop any of it......but that isn't the point is it....they know criminals not only ignore them, but laugh at them, however, they know millions of law abiding citizens will comply with their laws because they are "law abiding" hence....their mental illness to control other people can be satisfied......

They soooooo wish they could have Tom Cruise "Minority Report" pre-crime...where they could arrest people before crimes are committed........but that F*****G Constitution keeps getting in the D****d way.....
 

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