In the latest of gun control efforts, Delaware Democrats are pushing a bill to ban “high capacity” magazines.
The Delaware Senate recently passed legislation to ban “high capacity” magazines, which will force residents to sell them to law enforcement or face prosecution.
The magazine legislation and another gun control bill requiring a license to purchase a handgun reportedly passed without any Republican support. Both bills will now be put before the Democrat-controlled House.
Before the bills passed, state Democratic leaders suggested that they planned to force the legislation through without Republican support.
“The urgency for public safety laws that will protect Delawareans from the threat of gun violence gripping our communities must be carefully balanced with our duty to provide fair public notice of measures being considered by our chamber,” a statement read.
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The bill identifies a “high capacity” magazine as any magazine that holds more than 17 rounds of ammunition. Critics point out that this legislation will stop law-abiding gun owners from purchasing these magazines while criminals will buy theirs illegally.
For years, Democrats have used mass shootings as excuses to attack the Second Amendment and restrict the rights of law-abiding Americans. More and more gun control will only give criminals free rein, and criminals who buy illegal magazines will have an advantage over law-abiding citizens who are protecting themselves and others.
We must never give up defending our Constitutional rights as Americans.