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DC – GUN POLITICS – Democrats move on gun control: House due to vote on banning high-capacity magazines

Some House Democrats will return early from the summer recess to advance gun control legislation, including a bill banning large ammunition magazines. The House Judiciary Committee announced a Sept. 4 vote on a group of measures aimed at reducing gun violence. The committee will vote to advance the measure on Sept. 4 and plans a Sept. 25 hearing on banning “military-style assault weapons,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said. Nadler will also hold a Sept. 4 vote on the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, which would provide grants to encourage states to impose “red flag” laws allowing law enforcement to remove weapons from people who are deemed dangerous to themselves or others. The panel will also consider a measure that would establish procedures for obtaining extreme risk protection orders in federal court. Finally, lawmakers will vote to advance the Disarm Hate Act, which would block the sale of guns to anyone convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime.  [full article]

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