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H.R.308 Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 07, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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  • 17% of users support H.R.308

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Bans the sale or possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, defined in the bill as "a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition." Military personnel and police would be exempt from the ban.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Bans the sale or possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, defined in the bill as "a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition." Military personnel and police would be exempt from the ban.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Violence Policy Center

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    • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

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    • States United to Prevent Gun Violence

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    • Legal Community Against Violence

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    • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

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    • The U.S. Conference of Mayors

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    • Citizens Crime Commission of New York City

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    • United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Gun Owners of America

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    • National Rifle Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 20, 2011, by tayers - You are a rambling ignorant sheep. Arming civilians is precisely the answer. The anti-gun fools such as yourself are the problem in this country. The constitution was written for a reason by intelligent beings. Not like the big business bullies or the socialist people in government they were not corrupt. Unarmed civilians = tyrannical government.

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      As noted by tayers, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 20, 2011, "You are a rambling ignorant sheep. Arming civilians is precisely the answer. The anti-gun fools such as yourself are the problem in this country. The constitution was written for a reason by intelligent beings. Not like the big business bullies or the socialist people in government they were not corrupt. Unarmed civilians = tyrannical government."
    • On January 19, 2011, by scen - Saddly this is another attempt by politicians to create yet another new law when we could focus on enforcing the ones we have. Why punish the law abiding with more restrictions when we could work on putting bad guys behind bars. You cannot legislate people into obeying laws they are determined to break.

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      As noted by scen, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 19, 2011, "Saddly this is another attempt by politicians to create yet another new law when we could focus on enforcing the ones we have. Why punish the law abiding with more restrictions when we could work on putting bad guys behind bars. You cannot legislate people into obeying laws they are determined to break."
    • On February 02, 2011, by Dbwhctx - Who are you to say how many rounds of ammunition I need in my gun to defend myself? Maybe I need 19 rounds, or 30 or 60. It's not for you to decide. Do your job and come up with legislation that makes sence instead of wasting the money of your consitutes on worthless legislation like this. People who want to commit violent acts against others are not going to be concerned with what the law says. You cannot prevent a criminal from obtaining a weapon of any capacity with legislation. Want to prevent society from cranking out mentally unstable people? PAY YOUR TEACHERS MORE MONEY! GIVE YOUR TEACHERS THE TOOLS AND RESOURSES THEY NEED TO EDUCATE CHILDREN WITH GOD'S TRUTH! What is wrong with people who do these things? THE ABSENSE OF GOD IN THEIR HEART! Quit trying to eradicate god from the schools and text books and I promise you will have less people who grow up to be criminals.

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      As noted by Dbwhctx, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 02, 2011, " Who are you to say how many rounds of ammunition I need in my gun to defend myself? Maybe I need 19 rounds, or 30 or 60. It's not for you to decide. Do your job and come up with legislation that makes sence instead of wasting the money of your consitutes on worthless legislation like this. People who want to commit violent acts against others are not going to be concerned with what the law says. You cannot prevent a criminal from obtaining a weapon of any capacity with legislation. Want to prevent society from cranking out mentally unstable people? PAY YOUR TEACHERS MORE MONEY! GIVE YOUR TEACHERS THE TOOLS AND RESOURSES THEY NEED TO EDUCATE CHILDREN WITH GOD'S TRUTH! What is wrong with people who do these things? THE ABSENSE OF GOD IN THEIR HEART! Quit trying to eradicate god from the schools and text books and I promise you will have less people who grow up to be criminals. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • 3 Federal Bills to Keep an Eye On | Outdoor Life - April 12, 2012 by Alex Robinson - Of course, Obama, Holder and McCarthy's HR 308 got a boost in early April when Mexican President Felipe Calderon repeated the claim he made during a speech to Congress in 2010: That Mexico's murder rate increased ...

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      As noted by Alex Robinson on April 12, 2012, "Of course, Obama, Holder and McCarthy's HR 308 got a boost in early April when Mexican President Felipe Calderon repeated the claim he made during a speech to Congress in 2010: That Mexico's murder rate increased ..." (/url?q=http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots/2012/04/3-federal-bills-keep-eye&sa=U&ei=sfeMT9CgIIPM2AXk0Yj2Cw&ved=0CDYQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNEo-p_qeFXMqLo6Om80payWeJbD3w)
    • 3 Federal Bills to Keep an Eye On | Outdoor Life - April 12, 2012 by Alex Robinson - Of course, Obama, Holder and McCarthy's HR 308 got a boost in early April when Mexican President Felipe Calderon repeated the claim he made during a speech to Congress in 2010: That Mexico's murder rate increased ...

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      As noted by Alex Robinson on April 12, 2012, "Of course, Obama, Holder and McCarthy's HR 308 got a boost in early April when Mexican President Felipe Calderon repeated the claim he made during a speech to Congress in 2010: That Mexico's murder rate increased ..." (/url?q=http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots/2012/04/3-federal-bills-keep-eye&sa=U&ei=CpiLT6-zIsXg2QXYo5SEBg&ved=0CDIQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNGCyGAiQVKxOPLZ2rJI_Ue7ZjZY7Q)
    • 3 Federal Bills to Keep an Eye On | Outdoor Life - April 12, 2012 by Alex Robinson - Of course, Obama, Holder and McCarthy's HR 308 got a boost in early April when Mexican President Felipe Calderon repeated the claim he made during a speech to Congress in 2010: That Mexico's murder rate increased ...

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      As noted by Alex Robinson on April 12, 2012, "Of course, Obama, Holder and McCarthy's HR 308 got a boost in early April when Mexican President Felipe Calderon repeated the claim he made during a speech to Congress in 2010: That Mexico's murder rate increased ..." (/url?q=http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots/2012/04/3-federal-bills-keep-eye&sa=U&ei=vFGKT8qGHqbC2wXn2K21CQ&ved=0CDIQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNGXVOS0EvGbzIhmFYI6x-3lkJ0ubQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • The Call Blog: Lawmakers Respond To Six Shot In Brooklyn, Colorado Massacre - July 31, 2012 by NY1 - I urge all to go to, Support HR308.com and to sign the petition. We have a voice and we will use it. As for myself I have signed the petition. Glen Oaks Village.,N.Y. I think that if "an individual" wants to purchase ammo then he/she needs to go in-person

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      As noted by NY1 on July 31, 2012, "I urge all to go to, Support HR308.com and to sign the petition. We have a voice and we will use it. As for myself I have signed the petition. Glen Oaks Village.,N.Y. I think that if "an individual" wants to purchase ammo then he/she needs to go in-person " (http://manhattan.ny1.com/content/the_call/the_call_blog/165745/the-call-blog--lawmakers-respond-to-six-shot-in-brooklyn--colorado-massacre)
    • United States’ gun laws: Guilty by reason of insanity - July 28, 2012 by Athens News - She won and has been in Congress ever since. McCarthy has introduced H.R. 308, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. It would ban the sale or transfer of these large-capacity clips that enabled the massive casualties in Aurora, and in Tucson ..

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      As noted by Athens News on July 28, 2012, "She won and has been in Congress ever since. McCarthy has introduced H.R. 308, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. It would ban the sale or transfer of these large-capacity clips that enabled the massive casualties in Aurora, and in Tucson .." (http://www.athensnews.com/ohio/article-37420-united-statesrs-gun-laws-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity.html)
    • U.S. Gun Laws: Guilty by Reason of Insanity - July 26, 2012 by Democracy Now - She won and has been in Congress ever since. McCarthy has introduced H.R. 308, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. It would ban the sale or transfer of these large-capacity clips that enabled the massive casualties in Aurora ...

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      As noted by Democracy Now on July 26, 2012, "She won and has been in Congress ever since. McCarthy has introduced H.R. 308, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. It would ban the sale or transfer of these large-capacity clips that enabled the massive casualties in Aurora ..." (http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2012/7/26/us_gun_laws_guilty_by_reason_of_insanity)
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