AirTalk for January 20, 2011

Gun debate extends to restricting the size of ammunition magazines

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How many bullets is too many bullets?

Several California Democrats are backing proposed Congressional legislation to restrict the size of ammunition clips. The Tuscon shooter carried a semiautomatic pistol with a 31-round magazine. A 1994 law limiting their capacity to ten rounds expired in 2004. Senator Dianne Feinstein was the principal sponsor of the old law and is supporting efforts to reinstate a ban on high-capacity magazines. Would new regulations on gun magazines help prevent violence? Are lawmakers going too far or not far enough?

Guests:

Ladd Everitt, Director of Communications, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

John Lott, author of More Guns Less Crime


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