As we noted yesterday, this will be a week chock full of anti-gun posturing, pronouncements and virtue signaling. Thursday is the one-year anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, so the forces of gun control — politicians, the anti-gun advocacy orgs and their compliant media stenographers — are pulling out all the stops.
To wit, two federal legislators, Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Rep. Ted Deutsch of Florida, introduced a federal magazine capacity limit bill today. The legislation, complete with an appropriately Orwellian title, would outlaw all magazines in the US with a capacity of more than 10 rounds.
As CNN reports . . .
The Democratic legislation, cosponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, would ban any magazine that exceeds 10 rounds of ammunition. The legislation, which has been dubbed the “Keep Americans Safe Act,” currently has no Republican cosponsors, one of many obstacles that would stand in the way of it advancing.
Still, on an issue that has consistently failed to advance in Congress and that many Democrats from more moderate or conservative districts don’t want to vote on, the proposal marks a significant development. It comes as Democrats control the House and it follows years of deadly shootings, many of which included guns with high-capacity magazines. Most of the recent legislative proposals related to gun control have focused narrowly on ways to improve background checks for gun purchases, and those have also struggled to advance.
Much to CNN’s chagrin.
Don’t look for the bill to get a hearing the Senate, let alone a vote. Still, like rust, the forces of gun control never sleep. Good times.