The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act

A Resolution in Support of H.R. 308/S. 32
The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act

WHEREAS a “large capacity ammunition feeding device” is defined as a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that will hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept more than 10 rounds (except certain devices for .22 caliber rimfire ammunition only); and

WHEREAS the alleged shooter in the Tucson assassination attempt against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords used a large capacity ammunition feeding device that contained 30 rounds; and

WHEREAS the best time for a nonlethal attempt to stop a mass shooting is when the shooter is changing his/her ammunition feeding device, an opportunity that occurs much less often when that feeding device has a large capacity; and

WHEREAS large capacity ammunition feeding devices serve no sporting purpose, and were illegal under the now-expired federal Assault Weapons Ban; and

WHEREAS Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D NY-4) and Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D NJ) have introduced H.R. 308/S. 32, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, for consideration by the 112th US Congress;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we support H.R. 308/S. 32, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we commend Rep. Jim McDermott for cosponsoring H.R. 308, and request that Reps. Adam Smith and Jay Inslee also cosponsor H.R. 308; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we request Senators Murray and Cantwell to cosponsor S. 32; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we will communicate this resolution to Reps Smith, Inslee and McDermott and Senators Murray and Cantwell, with an inquiry as to actions they will be taking to assure that the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act is enacted into law; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that this resolution be communicated to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee for consideration and adoption.

Adopted _________________ by __________________________

Submitted by Michael Wolfe, smwolfejr@me.com, 330-2181
37th LD Democrats KCDCC Committeeman and Executive Director of Washington CeaseFire

2 Replies to “The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act

  1. Did you see the recent news items about Texas and Arizona being on the verge of passing laws to make it legal for students and others to carry guns on college campuses, under the (ridiculous) theory that it would prevent attacks? So, in response to the Arizona shootings, they’ll make it EASIER to get guns. Crazy.

    On another Yahoo email list, the topic of gun control came up, and some gun rights advocates vociferously defended extreme gun rights, with little restrictions on gun purchases (e.g., at guns shows). I tell ya, they’re relentless and obsessed. I posted a message from Mayors Against Illegal Guns and one of the gun rights guys threatened me on the list, saying, “I assure you .You DON”T want to submit something like that again.”

    So, this wedge issue of gun control may not be worth fighting, given all the other issues we face. Same with gay marriage. Abortion rights, on the other hand, are something that I’m not willing to sacrifice.

    Just saying….

  2. Dean Fournier, of the King County Dems’ Resolutions and Platform Committee, gave me permission to quote what he wrote in response to this discussion:

    Yeah, ain’t it great? If all the good guys (us) are packin’, then the bad guys will be deterred from pullin’ theirs. Result: a peaceful society! (I remember that arg’t made after a church shooting in Ky. a few years ago.)

    It also provides quick solutions to domestic disputes, saves outrageous divorce-court costs … and if the kid won’t take out the garbage, we know what to do … We could also take out that troublesome Jim Brady! Maybe that Wolfe guy (Exec. Dir. Of Wash. CeaseFire) could be next …

    Seriously, the RES is only a modest step – pushing for an attainable legis’ve step. Specific, and timely. Perfect for a RES.

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