Renewed efforts in DC to set national limits on gun magazines

David Madden
February 16, 2019 - 4:00 am

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WASHINGTON, DC (KYW Newsradio) -- Democrats in Washington are attempting to place limits on the number of bullets that can be loaded into a gun at any one time.

New Jersey is one of a handful of states with a ten bullet limit for gun magazines. Now a measure in congress would make that law across America.

“The Keep America Safe Act would limit the sale of ammunition to no more than 10 rounds,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) said this week at a Washington press conference, “because weapons of war have no place on our streets and high capacity magazines have no place on our shelves.”

Nearly 30 senate colleagues are joining in the effort to get the bill passed.

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“This was a key element in the Assault Weapons Ban that I voted for back in 1994 as a freshman member of the House of Representatives,” Menendez added. “And since it expired in 2004, we’ve seen large capacity magazines become a gruesome hallmark of mass shootings.”

He speaks of incidents from Florida and Connecticut to Nevada and California.

New Jersey’s bullet limit has been challenged, so far unsuccessfully, in the federal courts. Still, with a powerful opponent in the NRA, this bill is expected to have a hard time in Congress.

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