Sen. Schumer Seeks Ban on High Cap Mags & Assault Weapons Next Week

Charles Schumer
Charles Schumer

Washington DC – -( The Cybersecurity Act, which Senators will vote on next week, will not only contain measures for cyber security, but also quite a bit of gun control if a coalition of Democrats led by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) get their way.

When the opportunity to add amendments to the bill arose, a “reasonable” gun control amendment was added by Schumer and backed by Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Diane Feinstein (D-CA).

If passed, the amendment will make it illegal to “transfer or possess large-capacity” magazines. Schumer and company consider “large-capacity” to be anything more than 10 rounds. (The exception to the ban would be magazines for .22 rifles.)

When announcing the proposed amendment, Schumer took time to say “average Americans” have no need for assault weapons, so they’re obviously on the chopping block as well.

He did, however, reassure those listening to his announcement that he has no plans to “repeal the 2nd Amendment.”

That’s comforting.

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Considering the UN treaty's lack of votes, I suspect this is just more of Dicks grandstanding, at which he excels. And it will never pass the House.