Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., introduced legislation Tuesday to make it illegal to manufacture or sell magazines that contain more than 10 rounds,.
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., who introduced a House companion to the bill, said in a statement that the magazines are “the common thread in every major mass shooting in recent history and taking them off the market can have a major impact on saving lives in America.”
Lautenberg said in a statement:
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. President Obama’s bold plan to address gun violence included my common-sense proposal to ban high-capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds, and we will get to work in Congress to pass this bill and other reasonable reforms that protect children and families.