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?


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

John Lott, author of More Guns Less Crime

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