October 05, 2017

Hirono, Menendez, Booker, Warren, Sanders Introduce Legislation to Ban High Capacity Ammunition Clips in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senator Mazie K. Hirono joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), and 14 colleagues to introduce the Keep Americans Safe Act – a commonsense proposal to ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.

“I urge my colleagues to join us in putting an end to the epidemic of mass shootings in our country,” said Senator Hirono. “The Keeping Americans Safe Act is a commonsense bill that will help address one part of this senseless violence. Until we take action, it’s only a matter of time until the next tragedy.”

“Large capacity magazines have no place in our communities. Hunters don't use them. Killers use them to hurt as many people as they can, as fast as they can. Large capacity magazines are a threat to all of us, and to our often outgunned law enforcement community. That is why Brady is proud to support this legislation,” said Brady Campaign Co-President Avery Gardiner.

The Keep Americans Safe Act is also cosponsored by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).