Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sen. Schumer Seeks Ban on High Cap Mags and Assault Weapons Next Week

The Cybersecurity Act, which the Senate will vote on next week, will not only contain measures for cyber security but also quite a bit of gun control, if a coalition of Democrats led by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) get their way. 

When the opportunity to add amendments to the bill arose, a "reasonable" gun control amendment was added by Schumer, then backed by Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Diane Feinstein (D-CA).
If passed, the amendment will make it illegal to "transfer or possess large capacity" magazines. Schumer and company consider "large capacity" to be anything more than 10 rounds. The exception to the ban would be magazines for .22 rifles.
When announcing the proposed amendment, Schumer took time to say "average Americans" have no need for assault weapons, so they're obviously on the chopping block as well.
He did, however, reassure those listening to his announcement that he has no plans to "repeal the 2nd Amendment."
That's comforting.

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