Victim's family supports bill that would ban extended clips

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by Alicia E. Barrón

azfamily.com

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 8 at 5:30 PM

PHOENIX – The family of a victim in the mass shooting in Tucson involving Gabrielle Giffords is supporting a bill that would ban extended clips.

Assistant House Minority Leader Steve Farley, a Democrat who serves a district in Tucson, proposed a bill that prohibits large-capacity feeding devices on guns.

House Bill 2711 is strongly endorsed by the family and fiancee of Gabe Zimmerman. He was one of six people killed in a mass shooting outside a Safeway in Tucson on Jan. 8.

Zimmerman’s fiancee, Kelly O’Brien, called on Arizona lawmakers to reduce the number of bullets in a magazine to 10.

“Today we are not here to make sense of a senseless tragedy; today, we have the opportunity to be better and to fix a broken system," Farley said. "As an Arizonan, I support the Second Amendment, and I believe that law-abiding citizens have the right to own guns. I also believe in common sense.”

If passed, the bill would make manufacturing, possessing, transporting or selling extended clips a Class 4 felony. This would include devices that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.









 

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