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Lautenberg Announces Plans to Reintroduce High-Capacity Magazine BanLautenberg Press Office, 202-224-3224
Monday, December 17, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced plans to reintroduce his high-capacity magazine ban legislation in January, at the beginning of the 113th Congress.
“In light of yet another horrific shooting tragedy, it is clearer than ever that there is no place in our communities for deadly high-capacity gun magazines and I will keep working to pass my bill to reinstate the ban on them. If we don't pass a high-capacity magazine ban this year, it will be the first bill I introduce when the new session of Congress begins in January. These high-capacity magazines, which were used in Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, Virginia Tech, and so many other tragedies, were designed for one purpose only—to shoot and kill quickly. We must take immediate action to ban high-capactity gun magazines and assault weapons so that we can prevent the next massacre.”
In the 112th Congress, Senator Lautenberg introduced the “Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act” to prohibit the manufacture and sale of ammunition magazines that have a capacity of, or could be readily converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Lautenberg plans to reintroduce his legislation in the new year.