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Senate Democrats To Introduce Ban On High-Capacity Gun Magazines

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Damian Dovarganes
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A variety of military-style semi-automatic rifles

Thursday marks one year since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

To mark the anniversary, U.S. Senate Democrats will reintroduce a bill to ban high-capacity gun magazines.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut has called for bipartisan support to prohibit the import, sale, manufacture, transfer and possession of gun magazines that hold more than 10 bullets.

“Children literally escaped – they fled – as a result of those precious seconds when the shooter had to reload.”

Blumenthal and Senator Chris Murphy hope that the change in power in the House of Representatives will help make gun control feasible.