Greenwald: Data Shows High-Capacity Magazine Bans Work

New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Tuesday on preventing gun violence in New Jersey:

“Limiting magazine capacity in New Jersey to 10 rounds is common sense–protecting lawful citizens’ 2nd amendment rights while taking an important step to reduce gun violence. Not only does taking high-capacity magazines off our streets make common sense, it is an effective way to cut down on the number of high-capacity magazines used by dangerous criminals.

“As a Washington Post analysis has shown, limits on magazine capacity have succeeded in reducing the number of ammunition clips on our streets available to dangerous criminals and those inclined to mass murder.

“When it comes to gun violence, enough is enough. It’s time to enact common-sense laws to prevent gun violence, including the high-capacity magazine ban I have sponsored.”

A copy of the Washington Post story is included below. The Assembly Majority Leader is the primary sponsor of A-1329, which would limit magazine capacity in New Jersey to 10 rounds–in line with the now-expired federal assault weapons ban of 1994. A-1329 is part of a 22-bill package of legislation recently passed by the Assembly to prevent gun violence.

To read the Washington Post article, click here.