High-Capacity Magazines Bill...On First Day Of Congressional Session


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GiorgioG
December 29, 2012, 12:23 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/28/high-capacity-magazines-bill_n_2376838.html?1356722014

This doesn't appear to be long gun specific. Everyone, write to your reps ASAP:
http://www.nraila.org/get-involved-locally/grassroots/write-your-reps.aspx

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Grassman
December 29, 2012, 12:29 AM
So what is their view on "high cap assault magazines"? A little levity folks....

gbran
December 29, 2012, 12:33 AM
I have blasted off letters to my state/fed reps. I haven't bothered to send letters to Senators Feinstein or Boxer. It sounds as though even this stand-alone hi-cap mag bill will be difficult to get thru the house.

Our congress critters need to hear from us.

Isaac-1
December 29, 2012, 03:44 AM
Not just us, tell your friends and family to write also

gc70
December 29, 2012, 06:34 AM
Still, backers are hopeful, noting that a ban on high-capacity magazines -- which have been involved in many of the recent high-profile instances of mass gun violence -- would be a smaller concession for gun-rights advocates than a broader assault weapons ban.

They only want a "smaller concession" - just give up some of your rights.

No, thanks; make no concessions.

RX-178
December 29, 2012, 06:54 AM
First, this isn't exactly 'news'. Not only did we know it was coming this time, but Carolyn McCarthy has introduced the exact same bill at the beginning of Congress, every single year.

In this case, this is basically going to be the house version of Feinstein's bill. Of course this one seems more 'reasonable' with only a high-cap ban.

Now, I'm not a political analyst, I don't know all the ins and outs, but it SEEMS to me, Boehner can do a couple things here.

First, he can refuse to let it go to a floor vote. This will probably have some severe backlash.

Second, I believe he can merge this with the Feinstein bill. The Feinstein bill is basically a giant self-made poison pill that has an unlikely enough time in the Senate, let alone in the House. This will probably kill both of them dead.

Of course, these are just OPTIONS he has. He's a Representative, so we have to TELL HIM THAT WE DON'T WANT THESE BILLS.

THEN he, and the rest of the Representatives can kill it for us.

powder
December 29, 2012, 10:01 AM
It would allow people to hold on to the "large capacity ammunition feeding device[s]" that they currently own, but prohibit them from buying others or transferring the ones they have.

Interesting. So, sales of ANYTHING that holds more than 10 rounds will be illegal., new or used, unless you are MIL/LE/contractor. Bizzare.

They really need to see video on a relatively proficient reloading drill using 10 rders, using 5 of em to shoot say 50 rds. down range. Less than 50 seconds?

breakingcontact
December 29, 2012, 10:09 AM
After reading about the Warsaw Ghetto for a good while yesterday.

This is now my position.

No, thanks; make no concessions.

pharmer
December 29, 2012, 10:11 AM
These knuckleheads are going to pass something. They know the American people see them for the bungling idiots they are. In a "rare, atmosphere of bipartisanship" with Bongo leading the charge, some infringement will pass. Striking while the iron is hot. Bet on it. This is also a great opportunity for the Republicans to show they have some backbone among them. This unfortunately won't happen. Joe

Ryanxia
December 29, 2012, 11:12 AM
Let's all hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

See signature.

goldie
December 29, 2012, 03:03 PM
If hi caps are banned from further production, what about anything that already exists;will they be illegal to use at the range or grandfathered in?

Captains1911
December 29, 2012, 03:16 PM
If hi caps are banned from further production, what about anything that already exists;will they be illegal to use at the range or grandfathered in?
Did you read the article?

bensdad
December 29, 2012, 03:35 PM
More like 20 seconds.

They really need to see video on a relatively proficient reloading drill using 10 rders, using 5 of em to shoot say 50 rds. down range. Less than 50 seconds?

Jorg Nysgerrig
December 29, 2012, 03:38 PM
They really need to see video on a relatively proficient reloading drill using 10 rders, using 5 of em to shoot say 50 rds. down range. Less than 50 seconds?

Is that to encourage them to go with smaller magazines or to limit the number of magazines a person can own?

Warp
December 29, 2012, 03:42 PM
Is that to encourage them to go with smaller magazines or to limit the number of magazines a person can own?

lol

Those damn unintended consequences.

That strategy can work IF it is completely and totally impossible for such a move to possibly succeed. You know, just show the absurdity of their argument.

It can backfire if they are in a position to say...okay, then, we'll ban THAT too!

breakingcontact
December 29, 2012, 04:15 PM
So how long do we expect this bill to be in committee before it hits the floor for a vote? Then the Senate will be working on the AWB bill at the same time?

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