House Resolution 308

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 3 months ago

That’s its formal title.

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici on Tuesday co-sponsored House Resolution 308, Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Devices Act, following the horrific shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Clackamas Mall last week.

“The loss of so many promising lives to gun violence last week was a call to action that we cannot ignore,” said Bonamici.

“As a first step, this legislation will help to keep ammunition clips like those used in the recent massacres out of public circulation. My colleagues and I will continue to explore additional policy options for ending gun violence in all communities and addressing our mental health crisis, but this commonsense bill is a step to protect American families from the unimaginable horror and grief that follows the mass shootings that have become too common in recent years.”

The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Devices Act, introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York and co-sponsored by 113 members of Congress, is modeled on provisions in the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act that was signed into law in 1994. The bill will prohibit the possession, transfer, or import of large ammunition clips manufactured after the date of enactment. It includes exemptions for law enforcement and public safety.

Mike Vanderboegh (correctly) says that Speaker Boehner is a liability.  Chance Ballew gives us three reasons gun control isn’t going to happen.  Boehner can stop this from ever coming to a vote.  Will he?  Does he have the spine?

Either way, fight House Resolution 308.  It increases the power and control of the federal government, and doesn’t add a single thing to your safety.



  • John S

    I hope she enjoyed that – it certainly has no influence on anything.

    HR 308 is an artifact of the current congress (112); it went to committee Jan 18, 2011 and sat there.

    House is in recess until December 27.

    Old Congress adjourns and New 2-year Congress (113) begins Jan 3 – all prior bills from the 112th, not signed into law, will be dead-dead-dead.

    Assuming the House is not recalled, and no special session is demanded, Dec 27 and 28, 2012 and Jan 2 and 3, 2013, are all the work days left.

    Congress couldn’t agree on what’s for lunch in 4 days wrapped around New Year’s Day.

  • Jay

    Presumably there is an exemption in this bill for law enforcement- I’d like to hear how, if no citizen has a ‘need’ for a standard capacity magazine why the police do. Either it’s a necessary item when facing a criminal or it’s not- if citizen’s are to be prevented from owning these magazines, then the police should be too.

    I’d like to see how long the various police groups would continue to support a magazine ban if it was going to be applied to them too.

  • scott s.

    My state has a 10-round limit on handgun magazines. If my state can do it, any state can. Don’t see any need for federal legislation.

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  • LJ

    Three New Year’s wishes:

    1. A new Speaker of the House
    2. A new President of the NRA
    3. Both 1 & 2 above would happen very quickly

    LJ


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