Rep. Carolyn McCarthy has released the text of the ban on high-capacity magazines like the one that was used by Jared Loughner in the Arizona shooting and also in the 1993 LIRR massacre in which her husband was killed and her son seriously injured.

The bill will be introduced Tuesday. It closes a loophole in the previous assault weapons ban in which anyone could still sell or transfer a high-capacity magazine if the magazine was manufactured before the ban was enacted, McCarthy’s spokesman, Shams Tarek, explained.

In this bill, you cannot sell or transfer – but may possess – magazines manufactured before enactment.

“Just as we all celebrate and defend the First Amendment but also understand that practical limits must be in place, such as not shouting, ‘Fire’ in a crowded theater, so too should we be able to respect the second amendment while at the same time supporting commonsense regulations.”

“…The legislation that I will introduce will reduce the available supply of these large capacity magazines, making it more difficult for individuals to acquire them. Though it will remain impossible to estimate, I believe that the increased difficulty in obtaining these devices will reduce their use and ultimately save lives.”

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