WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will unveil 15 proposals for curbing gun violence that resemble President Barack Obama's plan and will include a call for banning assault weapons, people familiar with the package said Wednesday.
The Democrats' recommendations will also include barring high-capacity magazines carrying more than 10 rounds of ammunition, requiring background checks for all gun sales and prohibiting gun trafficking, all of which Obama proposed last month.
The proposals, to be released Thursday by top House Democrats, were described by people who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the plan publicly. They represent the initial House Democratic response to the horrific Dec. 14 shooting of 20 first-graders and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
"The biggest problems that we're facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that's what I intend to reverse when I'm president of the United States." -- Sen. Barack Obama, March 31, 2008
This will be interesting. Removing the AWB and perhaps the magazine limits and focusing just on the back ground checks is almost certain to result in a bill that will pass. Inclusion of things like the AWB will likely result in the bill not passing. The question is, will the gun control lobby push to include the AWB because they want all or nothing? Will the pro-gun side keep it in any bill because they expect any bill that includes AWB to fail? In this case it would be a poison pill in the bill. Interesting
Limiting magazines... that will stop them. The MILLIONS of "high capacity magazines" out there in the US right now and you guys think by creating a law, people will magically stop carrying more than they are supposed to? I forgot criminals that want to kill people follow laws and bans. Magazines dont go bad...you can ban them and they will be her forever.
Thank God we have traffic laws...we all no nobody will break those. More laws are the answers
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