Politics & Government

Capps urges ban on high-capacity clips

Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, was among more than 100 representatives on Wednesday to call on House leadership to bring to a vote legislation that would ban high-capacity ammunition magazines.

“In the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we must take action to address this type of violence,” Capps said in a news release.

“One common-sense step we can take to combat mass gun violence would be to ban the high-power ammunition clips that allow a gunman to fire dozens of rounds in less than a minute,” continued Capps, who represents portions of San Luis Obispo County. “This is a reasonable step that would help minimize the deadliness of gun violence.”