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Campaign Pushes for Ban on Dangerous Assault Clips Like the One Used in the Giffords Shooting

 
 
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The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has launched an effort to get assault clips, like the one used by Jared Lee Loughner in the January shooting spree that killed 6 people and injured 13, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. According to the campaign, assault clips have "one purpose only – to kill a lot of people in a short amount of time."

As part of the effort, the Brady Campaign has issued a new 30-second national cable TV ad highlighting the dangers of assault clips, which allow shooters to fire off 32 shots in a mere 16 seconds:

There was also an event at Capitol Hill today to promote anti-assault clip legislation, featuring the legilsation's sponsors, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), and Kelly O'Brien, the fiancee of Gabe Zimmerman, a Giffords staffer who was fatally shot at the January 8 shooting.

Sign the petition urging President Obama to sign the legislation banning assault clips.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at April 12, 2011, 7:56am

 
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