Representative McCarthy Releases Text of Gun Control Bill
(The New American) -- by Raven Clabough --
Following the tragic Tucson, Arizona shooting, lawmakers quickly reacted by announcing their intent to strengthen gun control laws. On Sunday, Representative Carolyn McCarthy released the draft of the bill that she is planning to introduce to Congress next week, one that would outlaw high-capacity magazines.
Politico reports, “Representative Carolyn McCarthy’s (D-N.Y.) bill also goes further than the assault weapon ban that would expire in 2004, outlawing the sale or transfer of clips that hold more than ten rounds, even those obtained before the law takes effect.”
Likewise, it “closes a loophole in the expired assault weapon ban that let gun owners buy high-capacity magazines made before the ban took effect in 1994.”
Those who violate the provisions of the bill face a possible penalty of up to 10 years.
McCarthy explains of the bill, “The only purpose for the existence of these devices is to be able to shoot as many people as possible as quickly as possible. There is no reason that these devices should be available to the general public.”
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) has already stated that he will introduce a companion bill to McCarthy’s in the Senate.
In addition to McCarthy, three other New Yorkers indicated their intent to introduce gun control bills.
In the wake of the Arizona shooting, the House of Representatives suspended most of its regular business until next week. The legislation is not expected to be introduced until then..MORE...LINK