Sen. Menendez introduces bill limiting ammunition

Sen. Menendez introduces bill limiting ammunition


By:  Herb Jackson
The Record


Ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds would be banned under a bill introduced Thursday by Sen. Bob Menendez and a group of fellow Democrats, including lawmakers from Connecticut.

A gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School was able to fire 154 shots in less than five minutes using weapons that included a 30-round magazine, and 20 children and six adults were killed.

“The only thing more senseless than the gun violence that has taken too many of our nation’s children and countless innocent Americans is the failure of Congress to pass common sense gun safety measures, like this one, that are supported by 90 percent of the American public,” said Menendez, D-N.J.

The late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., sponsored a similar bill in past sessions of Congress and Menendez was a cosponsor.

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