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Blumenthal plans to offer amendment on high-capacity clips

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Meghashyam Mali
The Hill [1]
April 1, 2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Sunday pledged to introduce an amendment to ban the sale of high-capacity ammunition, when the Senate considers a gun bill next month.

“The majority leader has assured me and other proponents of these measures that we can offer amendments on both the assault weapons ban and the prohibition on high-capacity magazines. So, there will be votes and I intend to spearhead that amendment on the high-capacity magazines,” said Blumenthal on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is bringing a gun control bill including provisions to expand background checks and tighten penalties on straw purchasers to the floor. But the measure excludes proposals to ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition.

With any gun bill facing a tough challenge in the face of GOP and gun lobby opposition, Reid said he feared those two controversial measures would drag down the entire bill.

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