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Senate rejects ban on high-capacity gun magazines, clips

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:47 p.m. HST, Apr 17, 2013

WASHINGTON » The Senate has voted to kill an effort to prohibit ammunition magazines that can carry more than 10 rounds.

The proposal was one of the responses to the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre that were advanced by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. They argued it was a way of reducing the likelihood that shooters could cause large numbers of casualties.

Such ammunition magazines were found at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and have been involved in some other mass shootings as well.

Opponents have said large ammunition magazines play a small role in gun violence.

The proposal attracted 46 "yes" votes today, well short of the 60 votes needed for passage. It was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

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Maneki_Neko wrote:
I suspect Barry going to be kicking Bo all around the White House tonight. Biden going to be pulling out his hair plugs.

Repudiation can't taste very good.

on April 17,2013 | 02:04PM
poidragon wrote:
Would you rqther be the one to tell those parents who worked to change the magazine capacity and other gun safety legislation that all their efforts were for naught, and the deaths of their children were discredited and taken lightly, Maneki_Neko? Because that is what has occurred, what with the GoP and certain democrat senators voting against this bill! How many more innocents must die for this country to wake up from this nightmare and break the cycle of violence?
on April 17,2013 | 04:43PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Let's ban forks to stop obesity. Nice try with the sob story approach but the fact is this legislation would not have made an impact on the criminals and the crazies who do these despicable acts. This was political theater. The proposed legislation was thin beer - weak kabuki to pretend the lawmakers were actually doing something. The old story of activity versus accomplishment. Gun violence is far more nuanced and its solution needs to focus on real causes not the size of the magazine. 10 bullets good, 15 bullets bad - that is the height of posturing baloney.
on April 17,2013 | 07:17PM
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