Legislative Alert: McCarthy’s Magazine and Gun Ban

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy has introduced her bill to ban the sale and transfer of standard capacity magazines and some guns. The bill is H.R. 308 (current full text here).

It’s worth noting this part:

(30) The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’–

(A) means 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; but

(B) does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

This law would mean that many antique rifles and pistols, such as the Henry Repeating Rifle, would have to be destroyed when their owners die, because their children would not be able to legally inherit them. Any rifle with an integral magazine that holds more than 10 rounds, other than a tube-fed .22, would have to be destroyed.


(v)(1)(A)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), it shall be unlawful for a person to transfer or possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

(ii) Clause (i) shall not apply to the possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device otherwise lawfully possessed within the United States on or before the date of the enactment of this subsection.

The penalty?

(8) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(v) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.

Also note that, unless the Federal Code defines the word “transfer” in another section, simply handing any 10+ round magazine (or something with an integral 10+ round magazine except a tube-fed .22) to a friend at the range would be a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Contact your Representatives now to kill this idiocy!

(h/t SayUncle)

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