Ten, ten rounds, ten round guns, its for the children.
A special commission set up by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after the Newtown shooting is ready to recommend a total ban on the sale and possession of guns capable of holding 10 rounds or more.
The 16-member Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, established two years ago following the December 2012 Newtown incident in which 20 children and six adults were killed, made its decision to call for the ban at its meeting Friday.
Specifically, it would prohibit both the sale and possession of any firearm capable of holding 10 rounds of more without the provision to grandfather guns that are currently registered under Connecticut’s already strict Assault Weapon’s Ban. This would effect a defacto ban on many guns that escaped registration after owners changed cosmetic features of their firearms. Law enforcement and military would be exempt from this ban.
“Accessibility to this kind of weaponry is the single most important factor in mass shootings,” commission member Dr. Harold Schwartz, psychiatrist-in-chief at Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living, told Reuters.[…]
Gun rights advocates in the state believe that the proposed changes to the Constitution State’s already draconian firearms code have a slim chance at success.
“There’s no way the state legislature is going to ever approve banning all guns with 10 or more rounds,” Scott Wilson, president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, told Reuters. “Anyone who wants to carry out a mass murder can easily get such a weapon illegally or by going to another state.”