Oregon Democrats Push 5-Round Limit for Ammunition Magazines

A magazine with newly manufactured 5.56mm cartridges is seen at Stone Hart manufacturing, Co. April 9, 2009 in Miami, Florida. Ammunition suppliers nationwide are reporting a shortage due in part to a sharp rise in gun sales after the election of President Obama that are said to be fueled by …
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Oregon State Rep. Andrea Salinas (D-Lake Oswego) and State Sen. Rob Wagner (D- Tualatin) are pushing legislation to limit ammunition magazines to no more than five rounds.

The Statesman Journal reports that the idea for limiting magazines to five rounds came from a group of gun control proponents called Students for Change. They decided such a limitation was a good response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attack in Parkland, Florida.

The legislation, Senate Bill 501, also limits the amount of ammunition an individual can buy and requires would-be gun purchasers to obtain a permit before getting a gun.

NRA-ILA reports that ammunition purchase limits would mean Oregon residents could buy “no more than 20 rounds every 30 days.”

Criminals who acquire their guns and ammo on the black market would not be impacted by the limitations.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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