Details are emerging regarding the magazine ban recently proposed by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) as an amendment to the "Cybersecurity Act" currently being considered by the US Senate.
In many respects the proposed ban is even more draconian than the prior Clinton ban that ended in 2004. Specific features that gun owners should be aware of include:
This law was clearly drafted to punish law-abiding gun-owners and to push the armed citizenry into use of less than optimally-effective weapons for defense of themselves and their families. The Second Amendment protects arms to be used by an effective militia. Making available only obsolete and reduced-capacity weapons clearly violates this intent and must be stopped!
Where Do NC Senators Stand?
Senator Richard Burr (R-NC, ****) has been a champion of gun-rights but also is one of the original sponsors of the “Cybersecurity Act”. Now that this Act is being used as host for the parasitic magazine ban, he has clear conflicted interest in the issue. We need him to understand that failure to pass his “Cybersecurity Act” is better than approval of one with a poisonous, anti-gun amendment.
Our second US Senator, Kay Hagan (D-NC, 0-star) pays lip service to Second Amendment rights, but her actions betray her. For example, she recently failed to sign onto a pledge to vote against ratification of the UN Small Arms Treaty that would have exposed our rights to international infringement. She has an opportunity now to redeem herself by refusing to support this anti-freedom amendment.