The Tucson shooter used a 33-round high-capacity magazine to destroy and forever alter the lives of 19 innocent people. Shockingly, that magazine pales in comparison to the 50 and 100-round magazines that are legally out there. Tucson, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, Columbine, and the LIRR Shooting. All involved high-capacity magazines. We can immediately and easily reduce the tragic loss of life in mass shootings like Tucson by telling Congress to pass HR 308/S 32 to ban high-capacity magazines.
Jared Loughner fired a Glock semi-automatic handgun and emptied a 33-round magazine in 15 seconds. When his ammunition ran out he tried to reload but heroic bystanders were able to tackle and restrain him. A smaller magazine would at least have meant fewer lives lost. No one needs a 33-round magazine for lawful purposes.We can and must ban high-capacity magazines NOW!
It is critical that we take this simple, sensible step to protect innocent lives in the future. If we are going to get this bill passed we need to do it soon, so please act now!
TAKE ACTION: Tell your member of Congress to support HR 308/S 32 to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines!
I urge you to support legislation, HR 308/S 32, to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines. No civilized society should permit ordinary citizens to purchase and use a 33-round magazine like the one Jared Loughner used to shoot 19 people in 15 seconds in Tucson, Arizona.
Tucson, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, Columbine, LIRR Shooting, Pettit & Martin, Luby's Cafeteria, and Stockton all have one thing in common...high-capacity ammunition magazines.
You don't need more than 10 rounds to hunt. You don't need more than 10 rounds for self-defense. High-capacity clips are only used to kill a lot of people quickly.
I need you to stand up and help prevent another Tucson tragedy from happening again.
Please vote to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines.
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