9:05 PM EDT, March 29, 2013
Leaders of the state House and Senate have reportedly reached agreement on a gun bill that will outlaw any ammunition magazines carrying more than 10 bullets. But they have also reportedly agreed to allow those who already own high-capacity magazines to keep them. Adam Lanza used 30-round magazines to kill 20 first-graders and six female educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14; he carried 10 of those magazines into the school. The legislative leaders’ compromise, however, may run afoul of a coalition of parents of Sandy Hook school victims. They’ve called for banning all high-capacity magazines, instead of allowing existing owners to keep theirs. If Lanza had had to stop to reload more often, they say, more children and women might have escaped his bullets. Who’s right?
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