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ArmedSociety

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Crossposting this from the WVCDL Facebook page, there is a hi-cap magazine ban hidden in the cybersecurity bill:

"SA 2575. Mr. LAUTENBERG (for himself, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. REED, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. SCHUMER, and Mrs. FEINSTEIN) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 3414, to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following

SEC. __. PROHIBITION ON TRANSFER OR POSSESSION OF LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES.

(a) Definition.--Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after paragraph (29) the following:

``(30) The term `large capacity ammunition feeding device'--

``(A) means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition; but

``(B) does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.''.

(b) Prohibitions.--Section 922 of such title is amended by inserting after subsection (u) the following:

``(v)(1)(A)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), it shall be unlawful for a person to transfer or possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

Here are the phone numbers:

Rockefeller: (202) 224-6472
Manchin: 202-224-3954
 

skidmark

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"Which was ordered to lie on the table"

What does thatmean in plain words? Was the amendment "tabled" - meaning it goes nowhere or does this have some other parlimentary meaning?

stay safe.
 

ArmedSociety

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No idea. I work in an intellectually-demanding field and this stuff always confuses the #&@ out of me. For all I know most of the senate don't even know this thing exists.

However I always figure it's best to support or oppose these things early and often just in case.
 
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