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Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette drew national criticism Wednesday for remarks made at a public forum in which she said banning high-capacity in ammunition magazines would be effective in reducing gun violence because “the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”
But despite the congresswoman’s claim, ammunition magazines can be reloaded with more bullets and can be reused hundreds of times.
30 questions: So pot is legal in Colorado now. What comes next?
The passage and governor’s proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession and sales of marijuana, has prompted a flood of questions about what happens now.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire on Thursday, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.
After a 22-hour standoff, police blew the top off a rugged mountain bunker near Seattle on Saturday, only to find their target — a man thought to be a murder suspect who holed up there — dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside.
“Powell’s mother, wracked by grief, realized early this week that no one else was planning for what to do with Josh Powell’s remains, Kirk Graves, the brother-in-law of Josh Powell, told The Associated Press. She visited a funeral home and a few cemeteries, he said, she ‘cluelessly’ picked a gravesite just up the hill from where the boys are buried.
Last year, the Senate version passed unanimously out of a committee with broad Republican and Democratic support. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, was among 40 co-sponsors of the legislation. But Tuesday, Bennet backed away from supporting it in its current form.
Sen. Mark Udall, also a Colorado Democrat, does not support the measure. He said Tuesday that it could be “a bill looking for a problem.”
Rep. Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat and an Internet entrepreneur, has been a leading opponent of the measure. In protest, Polis entered the lyrics of “The Internet Is for Porn” into the Congressional Record in December.