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High-capacity magazines get new scrutiny as Congress returns

2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, September 02 2019 Sep 2, 2019 September 02, 2019 12:26 PM September 02, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By MARTHA BELLISLE
Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) - Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in several recent massacres.

High-capacity magazines have been a common denominator in several mass killings in recent years

Nine states have passed laws restricting magazine capacity to 10 to 15 bullets. The Democratic-led U.S. House is slated to consider a similar ban at the federal level.

In arguing for the bans, politicians, experts and gun-control advocates point out that in the time it takes for a driver to wait through a stop light, a shooter with a 100-round magazine can kill and injure dozens of people.

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