New Gun Control Legislation Gains Momentum in House

3 carolyn mccarthy 600 New Gun Control Legislation Gains Momentum in HouseLong Island congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy announced today that her campaign to ban high capacity ammunition magazines is gaining steam.

“The nation is recognizing that these devices facilitate mass carnage and their availability is a threat to public safety,” said Rep. Carolyn McCarthy. “We can save lives and reduce injuries by restricting access to high-capacity magazines once again.”

Since introducing HR308 a month ago, McCarthy has more than doubled the number of cosponsors for her bill, from 42 to 90.  According to a press release, McCarthy has implemented a two-tier plan to continue to gain support and momentum. As well as personally asking other house representatives to support the bill, she has also enlisted anti-gun advocates to initiate grassroots efforts on the bill’s behalf.

“Every day another Congress member, another editorial board, another organization and another American fed up with gun violence is standing up to support a ban on high-capacity magazines,” said Rep. McCarthy.

This isn’t the first ant-gun legislation that has popped up after the Arizona shooting.

Days after the attack, 3rd district Rep. Peter King proposed a bill that would make it illegal for someone to carry a gun with 1,000 feet of federal officials. King has previously said he would support McCarthy’s bill.

The current cosponsors are:

Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] – 1/18/2011
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] – 1/19/2011
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] – 1/18/2011
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 1/18/2011
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] – 1/18/2011
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] – 2/10/2011
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] – 1/24/2011
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32] – 1/18/2011
Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] – 1/18/2011
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] – 1/18/2011
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 1/18/2011
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. “Gerry” [VA-11] – 1/18/2011
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] – 1/18/2011
Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] – 2/10/2011
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] – 1/18/2011
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] – 1/26/2011
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-19] – 1/19/2011
Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] – 1/20/2011
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] – 1/18/2011
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 1/18/2011
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] – 2/10/2011
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] – 1/18/2011
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] – 1/18/2011
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] – 2/10/2011
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] – 1/24/2011
Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] – 2/10/2011
Rep Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11] – 2/15/2011
Rep Garamendi, John [CA-10] – 2/15/2011
Rep Green, Al [TX-9] – 1/19/2011
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] – 1/26/2011
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] – 1/24/2011
Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] – 1/18/2011
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] – 1/18/2011
Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] – 1/18/2011
Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] – 1/18/2011
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] – 1/18/2011
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] – 1/18/2011
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] – 1/18/2011
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 1/18/2011
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] – 1/19/2011
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] – 1/18/2011
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] – 2/10/2011
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] – 1/19/2011
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] – 1/18/2011
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] – 1/18/2011
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] – 1/24/2011
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] – 1/18/2011
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] – 1/18/2011
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 1/20/2011
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] – 1/18/2011
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] – 1/18/2011
Rep Miller, George [CA-7] – 1/18/2011
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] – 1/18/2011
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] – 1/18/2011
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] – 2/10/2011
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 1/18/2011
Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] – 2/10/2011
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] – 1/18/2011
Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] – 2/10/2011
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] – 1/18/2011
Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] – 2/15/2011
Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] – 1/18/2011
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] – 1/24/2011
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] – 1/20/2011
Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34] – 2/10/2011
Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] – 1/20/2011
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 1/19/2011
Rep Schiff, Adam [CA-29] – 2/18/2011
Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] – 2/18/2011
Rep Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [VA-3] – 2/10/2011
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] – 1/18/2011
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] – 1/18/2011
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-13] – 1/24/2011
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] – 1/18/2011
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12] – 1/18/2011
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] – 2/15/2011
Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] – 2/10/2011
Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-21] – 2/10/2011
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] – 2/10/2011
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] – 2/10/2011
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] – 1/18/2011
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] – 1/18/2011
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] – 1/18/2011
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] – 1/18/2011
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] – 1/18/2011
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] – 1/18/2011