Just two days before the year anniversary of the massacre at a Parkland, Florida high school, two Democrats are introducing a high-capacity gun magazine ban, CNN is reporting.
The legislation, dubbed the “Keep Americans Safe Act.,” is being pushed by Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., It would ban any magazine that exceeds 10 rounds of ammunition, according to CNN.
The news network noted the bill has no Republican co-sponsors.
"The fact is that these high-capacity magazines allow someone to fire off more than 10 rounds in a row," Deutch said. "You don't need that if you're a hunter, you don't need that for any purpose. You don't need that for sporting purposes.”
Deutch’s district includes Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were gunned down and another 17 wounded on Feb. 14, 2018.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association dismissed the proposed legislation as “nonsense.”
"This legislation would effectively ban the most commonly owned firearms for self-defense. It is an arbitrary limit pulled out of thin air with no evidence that the limits would improve public safety. In fact the after report from the deadliest school shooting in American history states that magazine limits would have had no impact. This is just more nonsense from anti-gun zealots who are looking to score political by proposing legislation that would make criminals out of law-abiding citizens exercising their constitutional right to self-defense while doing nothing to deter criminals from committing crimes.”
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