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Dems Sneak Gun Control Amendment Into Cybersecurity Bill

Posted By admin On July 27, 2012 @ 7:12 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Ramsey Cox
The Hill [1]
July 27, 2012

Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers.

Shortly after the Cybersecurity Act gained Senate approval to proceed to filing proposed amendments and a vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some “reasonable” gun control measures.

The amendment was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Schumer and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.). S.A. 2575 would make it illegal to transfer or possess large capacity feeding devices such as gun magazines, belts, feed stripes and drums of more than 10 rounds of ammunition with the exception of .22 caliber rim fire ammunition.

The amendment is identical to a separate bill sponsored by Lautenberg. Feinstein was the sponsor of the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/240657-cybersecurity-bill-includes-gun-control-measure

[2] Blumenthal plans to offer amendment on high-capacity clips: http://www.prisonplanet.com/blumenthal-plans-to-offer-amendment-on-high-capacity-clips.html

[3] Cybersecurity Bill Would Substantially Increase Monitoring of Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cybersecurity-bill-would-substantially-increase-monitoring-of-internet.html

[4] House cybersecurity bill would establish federal overseer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/house-cybersecurity-bill-would-establish-federal-overseer.html

[5] Senate To Sneak Through Internet Kill Switch Bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-to-sneak-through-internet-kill-switch-bill.html

[6] Cybersecurity bill likely dead: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cybersecurity-bill-likely-dead.html

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