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Bonamici cosponsors legislation to ban large ammunition clips

December 18, 2012
Press Release


Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1) today cosponsored H.R. 308, Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Devices Act, following the horrific shootings in Newtown, Connecticut and Clackamas, Oregon last week. 
“The loss of so many promising lives to gun violence last week was a call to action that we cannot ignore,” said Bonamici. “As a first step, this legislation will help to keep ammunition clips like those used in the recent massacres out of public circulation.  My colleagues and I will continue to explore additional policy options for ending gun violence in all communities and addressing our mental health crisis, but this commonsense bill is a step to protect American families from the unimaginable horror and grief that follows the mass shootings that have become too common in recent years.”
The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Devices Act, introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4) and cosponsored by 113 members of Congress, is modeled on provisions in the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act that was signed into law in 1994. The bill will prohibit the possession, transfer, or import of large ammunition clips manufactured after the date of enactment. It includes exemptions for law enforcement and public safety.