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Should Florida's Legislature ban "large capacity" magazines?

States with "large-capacity" magazine restrictions

The now-expired Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 included limits regarding magazines that could hold more than ten rounds. Eight U.S. states, and a number of local governments, ban or regulate magazines that they have legally defined as high-capacity.  The majority of states (42) do not ban or regulate any magazines on the basis of capacity. 


Nine U.S. states have high-capacity magazine restrictions or bans. 

  • California (on magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds, currently being litigated for constitutionality)
  • Colorado (on in-state sales of magazines with a capacity of 16 rounds or greater)
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii (on handguns only)
  • Maryland (on in-state sales of magazines with a capacity of 11 rounds or greater)
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Vermont (10 round magazine limit on rifles and a 15 round limit on handguns)


It should be noted that since 1982, only 10 states have had 4 or more mass shootings, defined as 4 or more deaths, and that California leads the nation in mass shootings, with nearly double the state, with at least 20. 

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Central Florida Proposals for Restrictions of Gun Rights

Randolph Bracy, Democratic Senator in Central Florida

  • Senate Bill 558: Large-capacity Magazines: Criminalizes the importation, selling, and mere possession of magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds as a felony. (Reed Bill Here)

Linda Stewart, Democratic Senator in Central Florida proposed several restrictions on gun rights, including: 

  • Senate Bill 310: Three-dimensional Printed Firearms: Includes criminalizing and confiscation of 3D-printed guns. (Read Bill Here).  
  • Senate Bill 94: Transfers of Firearms: Criminalizes as a felony people to sell a firearm in a private sale not to a licensed dealer, with limited exceptions. (Read Bill Here)
  • Senate Bill 794: Large-capacity Magazines: Criminalizes the importation, selling, and mere possession of magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds with mandatory minimum prison sentences. (Read Bill Here)

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So why have Mass shootings Increased

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Josh Adams is a U.S. Marine and he will fight to protect gun rights of Floridians. He will support no legislation which seeks to expand limits on the right to possess and bea firearms.