View Full Version : 1/3/13 McCarthy proposes HiCap Magazine ban

01-03-2013, 1:33 PM

As lawmakers return to Capitol Hill today to kick off the start of the 113th Congress, Democrats are already priming for a renewed battle over gun control, announcing the introduction of a bill banning high-capacity ammunition magazines before the first House session had been gaveled in.

The High Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, which is being introduced by Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., and is co-sponsored by Diana DeGette, D-Colo., would ban the sale or transfer of ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. That standard was the federal mandate between 1994 and 2004 under the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.

The full text isn't available yet but it carries the same name as a bill she introduced in 2011 and is likely the same language. http://beta.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/308/text

01-03-2013, 1:34 PM
Won't pass the House, especially with Bob Goodlatte as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee (the one in charge of firearms laws)...


01-03-2013, 1:35 PM
Does anyone else find it ironic that the congress woman in question is named McCarthy? Time for the rebirth of McCarthyism??

01-03-2013, 1:36 PM