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S Amdt 714 - Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity - National Key Vote

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Title: Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to S 649 that prohibits the sale, exchange, and manufacture of high-capacity magazines.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits an individual from importing, selling, manufacturing, transferring, or possessing a “large capacity ammunition feeding device”.
  • Defines “large capacity ammunition feeding device” as a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has an overall capacity of more than 10 rounds of ammunition. 
  • Exempts devices otherwise lawfully possessed on or before the date of the bill’s enactment.
  • Requires large capacity ammunition feeding device manufacturers to engrave identification markings on any devices manufactured after the date of enactment. 
  • Exempts certain agencies or individuals from the provisions of this bill, including, but not limited to:
    • A department or agency of the United States;
    • A department or agency of a state;
    • An individual who is a qualified federal or state law enforcement officer; and
    • An individual who retired in good standing from service with a law enforcement agency and is not otherwise prohibited from receiving ammunition. 

NOTE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH A SPECIAL AGREEMENT, THIS VOTE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

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