I’d say the chances of this passing through Congress are about 0.00000000000000000000001%, but kudos to Jim Moran for trying, anyway. Here’s what he had to say earlier today:
Since Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 53 years ago, more than 1,000,000 Americans were killed in this country by guns. It is time for Congress to take steps to help better protect the public from the next madman or psychopath bent on mayhem.
Next week, I will cosponsor legislation aimed at banning high-capacity magazines like that used in the Arizona shooting. I look forward to working with my colleagues to see this sensible legislation pushed through the Congress.
By the way, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, Americans favor banning high-capacity ammunition clips by a 57%-39% margin. Despite that sizable majority, I’d still estimate the chances of passing any major gun legislation through Congress at 0.00000000000000000000001%. The NRA’s just too strong, and Democrats long ago threw in the towel on this issue. Unfortunately.
P.S. While we’re on the subject of guns, click here for The Richmonder’s report on this year’s gun lobby rally in Richmond vs. last year’s.