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  • AMMUNITION BACKGROUND CHECKS
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  • LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES
Winning Issue » LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES


A firearm magazine is an ammunition storage and feeding device within or attached to a repeating firearm. The term “high capacity” magazine is often used to describe magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. These include the box, drum, rotary and horizontal magazines. Many gun safety advocates claim there is no legitimate reason for these devices since they are rarely needed for hunting or target shooting. They wish to prohibit these devices which are often used by mass-shooters. They claim the number of bullets these killers can fire before needing to reload can determine the degree of carnage that results from an assault. Opponents are not so sure reducing the size of magazines would reduce causalities. They claim several recent mass-shooters did not use high capacity magazines, they just brought more guns and magazines along with them. They also say that aside from mass shootings, most homicides are committed using far fewer than 10 rounds. For this reason, they claim a high capacity magazine ban would not have a measurable effect on our murder rate.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.752 - Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act




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  • I oppose reforming current large capacity magazine policy and wish to defeat H.R.752 - Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support prohibiting the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Defines a "large capacity ammunition feeding device" to mean a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has an overall capacity of, or that can be readily changed to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition (except for a weapon with an attached tubular device using .22 caliber rimfire ammunition), and wish to pass H.R.752 - Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) and/or Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support prohibiting the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Defines a "large capacity ammunition feeding device" to mean a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has an overall capacity of, or that can be readily changed to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition (except for a weapon with an attached tubular device using .22 caliber rimfire ammunition), and wish to pass H.R.752 - Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) and/or Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.752 - Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: H.R.752 - Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act
Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Esty, CT
Status: House Judiciary Committee
Chairman: Rep. Robert Goodlatte, VA


If elected as a trustee, ARS will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to work and advocate for banning large capacity magazines.

On the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting in which Representative Gabby Giffords was injured and as America mourned the dead in Newtown, Gabby and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, launched Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS). Americans for Responsible Solutions operates both as a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization and political action committee. Its mission is to encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership. As gun owners and strong supporters of the Second Amendment, Gabby and Mark believe that we must protect the rights of Americans to own guns for collection, recreation and protection. However, that right also requires basic responsibility, and as a society we are responsible for keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people like criminals, terrorists, and the mentally ill. ASR agrees with the vast majority of Americans, including gun owners, that commonsense protections from gun violence can prevent shootings from shattering communities like Tucson, Aurora and Newtown. ARS states that entrenched interests like the gun lobby have used big money and influence to stop Congress from acting on even commonsense solutions to protect our communities from gun violence. ASR supports background Check for prospective gun owners.


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Trustee Election - Opening Date
February 27, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
March 4, 2020