States Take Action on Gun Safety
By Sari Horwitz. The Washington Post
With President Obama’s push for limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines stalled, some states are restricting their size in a shift that authorities say could dramatically reduce deaths in future mass shootings.
Congress is set to debate expanded background checks for gun purchasers in the coming days, but Obama’s proposals to ban some assault-style weapons and impose a 10-round limit on magazines are unlikely to reach a vote.
Governors and legislatures across the country, however, are seizing the magazine issue. Rhode Island on Tuesday became the latest state to propose restrictions on high-capacity magazines. Connecticut and Maryland have banned the sale of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. California prohibits the sale of magazines holding more than 10 rounds and has proposed a ban on their possession. New York and Colorado also have adopted new restrictions.
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