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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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