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Bryan Preston


December 28, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Sideboob Gazette has the story.

House Democrats will introduce legislation to ban the production of high-capacity magazines on the first day of the next congressional session, the office of Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), one of the lawmakers sponsoring the bill, told The Huffington Post.

The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act will mirror a failed bill introduced during the 112th Congress. Its authors hope that in the wake of the shooting deaths of 20 first grade students in Newtown, Conn., there will be heightened political urgency to act when it is reintroduced on Jan. 3.

There’s little chance that Boehner, assuming he remains the speaker, lets this thing out for a vote. If he’s toppled, his successor will be even less likely to allow it out for a vote.

While they’re banning things, they may as well ban duct tape. The Newtown killer reportedly* “jungle taped” two magazines together to give himself increased capacity and reduce the time it takes to swap magazines. Reduce magazine capacities down, and people will just find a way around that. Or buy older, larger magazines at pawn shops and off of ebay.

*Supposing the media got that right.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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