Status Update on Federal Gun Control Bills
Following the president’s call to action for stricter gun laws, federal lawmakers in the senate are beginning to roll out gun control measures intended to curb gun violence and prevent mass shootings.
On Tuesday, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) reintroduced a bill that would ban high-capacity magazines, essentially any feeding device that holds more than 10 rounds.
“The latest tragedy in Newtown was a wake up call for our nation, and now we must now turn our grief into action to reduce further tragedies. It is clearer than ever that there is no place in our communities for military-style supersized magazines like those used inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Aurora, and in Tucson, and I will keep working to reinstate the ban on them,” said Senator Lautenberg in a press release.