After the tragic mass shooting in Tucson, which left six dead and thirteen wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, we must stand together to take common sense steps to prevent similar tragedies.
The Arizona shooter used a handgun equipped with a large capacity ammunition magazine capable of holding 33 bullets, which enabled him to cause so much devastation in a matter of moments. Only when the shooter finally had to reload were brave individuals able to tackle him and end the bloodshed.
Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has introduced H.R. 308, which would prohibit the possession or sale of large capacity ammunition magazines. Please join us by signing this petition in support of Congresswoman McCarthy’s legislation and forwarding the petition to anyone you know who would be willing to join this effort.
To: Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy
I support H.R. 308, your bill to ban large capacity ammunition magazines.
Large capacity ammunition magazines are frequently used in mass shootings, including the tragedy in Tucson and those at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, and 101 California Street in San Francisco.
These magazines were banned as part of the 1994 federal assault weapons ban, but became legal when Congress allowed the law to expire in 2004. We must ban large capacity magazines and work to end America’s gun violence epidemic.
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