“There is no place in our communities for ammunition magazines designed for military-style shootouts, which have been used inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Aurora, in Fort Hood, and in Tucson—and it is well-past time for Congress to listen to the American people and put this high-capacity magazine ban back in place,” said the bill’s sponsor, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
The bill has no chance of passing a Republican-controlled Senate, especially after similar legislation failed following the Newtown shooting in 2013. But it serves as a reminder that the gun control lobby has no intention of backing down at the national level. They will attempt to roll back gun rights even when the odds are stacked against them.
It makes no difference that all the research ever conducted shows that magazine limits and assault weapons bans do nothing to stop mass shootings. Research conducted in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy found that such laws do almost nothing to stop school shooters. According to Personal Liberty.com, only 14 of 93 recent mass shootings involved equipment covered in these bans.