High capacity magazine ban ?

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I heard just now from a friend who's in one of the legislative advisory groups for new gun controls that Clinton is strongly considering a ban on all "high capacity" detachable magazines. Don't know what the magic number of rounds would be. Don't know whether this is credible, as it does not appear, as far as I can tell, in the proposals announced yesterday and today. Anybody know anything ? Just more unfounded rumor ??

-- Ct Vronsky (vronsky@anna.com), April 27, 1999


Not quite that Draconian: Clinton, aides said, also is proposing:

 Extension of an existing ban on juvenile possession of handguns to include semiautomatic assault rifles; also a ban on importation of all ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, an extension of current law banning imports of those made since 1994.

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), April 27, 1999.

I'm damn glad that I stocked up on hi-cap mags when they were cheap. Maybe I ought to sell a few... :) Profit.

-- Bill (billclo@msgbox.com), April 27, 1999.

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