House committee unanimously kills radical Democrat magazine ban bill

On Tuesday, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted to table the radical H.B. 156 by Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Bernalillo), which would ban magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition — making violators felons. 

During the committee, a poll of attendees showed that 82 people were against the bill (93%) to just six in support (7%).

Rep. Stefani Lord (R-Sandia Park) called the bill a“pipeline to prison” that would affect low-income families. The committee’s vote was 5-0, with no one supporting it. Rep. Randall Pettigrew (R-Lea) made the motion to table the bill.

This bill would have made felons of gun owners who own firearms with “a magazine, box, drum, tube, feed strip or other container that is capable of holding more than fifteen rounds of ammunition to be fed continuously and directly into a semi-automatic firearm.” The bill reads, “A person who violates this section is guilty of a fourth degree felony” and the legislation includes no grandfather clause.

According to Roybal Caballero, the $1.5 million appropriation for the bill is for law enforcement to “execute the enforcement” of the law. 

Following the committee vote, Rep. Lord wrote, “Rep Royball Caballero didn’t understand her own bill, had no experts, and got her stats off the internet. Law enforcement officers even called in to say they don’t support this bill. This bill DIED in committee!! This bill is a pipeline to prison and made lawful gun owners felons. Good job to all the callers! HB 156 did not pass.”


3 thoughts on “House committee unanimously kills radical Democrat magazine ban bill”

  1. When so many people show up against something that even Lizzie has to vote against it, you know we did good! Thanks everyone who was able to participate today!

  2. Concerned citizen

    Glad to hear that this bill has defeated. Magazine capacity does not affect crime or death tolls in mass shooting because magazine size has little effect on the rate of fire. You can shoot 150 rounds from 10 magazines with a fifteen round capacity in the same amount of time as 150 rounds from 5 magazines with a 30 round capacity.

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