Should Congress Ban High-Capacity Ammo Clips?

Advocates say a ban would save lives, but gun rights activists say it would endanger citizens.

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The tragic shooting in Tucson, Ariz., last month has spurred a renewed effort in Congress to ban high-volume ammunition clips. Advocates say such a ban would save lives, while gun rights activists say it would endanger law-abiding citizens.
Edited by Robert Schlesinger


Michael Nutter
Mayor of Philadelphia and second vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Since Congress allowed the federal assault weapons ban to lapse in 2004, we’ve seen tragedy after tragedy as deranged killers unleashed deadly firepower, murdering dozens of innocents. At Fort Hood, Texas, on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, and at a workplace shooting in Manchester, Conn., ...



Chris Cox
Executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action

Since the senseless January 8 attack on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her innocent constituents, NRA members have joined our fellow Americans in offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, for their families, and for the Tucson community. Yet while we grieved, anti-Second Amendment...


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