Prohibit High-Capacity Magazines
What is the problem?
Firearms equipped with high-capacity magazines make instances of violence exceptionally deadly. High-capacity ammunition magazines, commonly defined as those capable of holding more than 10-rounds, are a threat to public safety and should be prohibited.
A gun magazine is the rectangular piece that holds shells for feeding into the firearm’s chamber. High-capacity ammunition magazines, commonly defined as those capable of holding more than 10-rounds, make shootings more deadly. The more rounds a shooter can fire without reloading, the more wounds they can inflict. Nine states and D.C. have enacted some type of high-capacity magazine prohibition.
Myth & Fact
High-capacity magazines are not that prevalent.
Firearms equipped with high-capacity magazines account for a significant portion of guns recovered by police—and it’s no wonder they’re used in crimes. High-capacity magazines are designed for lethality. Guns equipped with these types of magazines maximize injury and make fatality more likely.
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