N.Y. Congresswoman: U.S. should be ashamed of high-capacity mags used by Norway gunman.

The U.S. should be ashamed that its laws would allow…

The U.S. should be ashamed that its laws would allow high-capacity gun clips used in the Norwegian massacre to be sold and shipped overseas, says a New York congresswoman seeking to restrict use of such clips.

“There should be a lot of shame,” Rep. Carolyn McCarthy told Politico. “We’re sending a death warrant to other parts of the world.”

The Democrat commented after issuing a statement saying a 1,500-page manifesto by Anders Behring Breivik detailed how he used lax U.S. gun laws to help arm himself before killing 76 people in a gun and bomb attack in Norway.

McCarthy said Breivik easily acquired high-capacity ammunition magazines from the United States. Such magazines would be prohibited from manufacture or import if her bill, HR 308, were passed and signed into law. The legislation has 109 House cosponsors.

The National Rifle Association has decried HR 308 as more than an attack on Second Amendment rights, saying, “Firearms designed to use magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are among the most commonly owned self-defense firearms today.” There would be no way to tell new magazines from old ones, which are used for law enforcement, self-defense and target shooting, the gun-rights group says.

Source: MSNBC

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  • Armored

    Nice try congresswoman, but we know the game you’re playing. A gun doesn’t sprout legs and kill; it has no will of its own; the person behind the gun is the one you should worry about. You ought to be ashamed of yourself for wanting to get a foothold in order to start disarming law abiding Americans; when did you sell out? The American people will not give up their weapons, period. If someone wants a hi cap mag, what’s that to you Ms. Busybody; you ought to mind your own business. If you’re so concerned about people and if you want to produce people of morals again, reinstate Bible teaching from the King James Bible back in school instead of the humanism/relativism/evolution/gay agenda they’re pushing on kids. You perverts of justice, you make people apathetic towards the law by punishing both sides instead of the offender. Woe unto thee.

  • Rick Litton

    Politicians aren’t stupid- they know exactly what they are doing. Dis-arm Americans! One step at a time until we will be like Egypt riding our horses down the street while fighting for our freedom. New York and California need to be boycotted. No vacations, no produce, movie tickets etc. Money is the only thing that will get their attention.

  • General Jim M

    Guns don’t kill people,Governments with guns kill people.

  • RD

    A friend saw a bumper sticker the other day that read:
    “If guns kill people, then forks make people fat”

    I couldn’t agree more.

  • asianMike

    Oh that is just bull. What did the US have to do with this? From what I read, the guy used a Glock. Not to mention, how did he use the American laws, he purchased the weapon in his own country.

  • A.C. Grand

    What a blithering moron. Like Americans had anything to do with this whole thing. Shows how stupid politicians are.

  • Tony

    Why should Americans feel ashamed? Maybe if other countries had a CWP program, then crazies would be stopped from there mayhem. Also why do we have to be punished for what bad people do? If I want high capacity magazines then I should be able to own them for sporting and home defense. Just another example of the government trying to decide what they think is best for us. But they don’t. Why don’t the Democrat’s fix what is important, like the national debt and doing away with welfare and other waste of money programs instead of worrying about guns that protect this country.

  • EGS

    Norway should be ashamed of the cowards who ran from the assailant instead of confronting and stopping him. People kill people and apparently Norwegians allow them to kill.