Congresswomen Carolyn McCarthy and Diana DeGette are introducing a proposal to ban high-capacity magazines like the ones used in Newtown.
he legislation, to be introduced after the 113th Congress is officially gaveled in Thursday afternoon, will arrive on the same day that children from Sandy Hook Elementary School returned to classes for the first time since a lone gunman stormed into the school and shot 27 people. They are attending school at a different location…
McCarthy, DeGette and other gun reformers say the elimination of ammunition magazines that hold dozens of bullets would help lessen the carnage in such indiscriminate shootings.
“These assault magazines help put the ‘mass’ in ‘mass shooting’ and anything we can do to stop their proliferation will save lives in America,” McCarthy said in a statement. Her husband was killed and son seriously injured in a 1993 shooting on a Long Island commuter train.
“These devices are used to kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time possible, and we owe it to innocent Americans everywhere to keep them out of the hands of dangerous people,” McCarthy said.