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!