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N.J. to consider limiting bullet capacity for gun magazines

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A New Jersey lawmaker is introducing a bill to further limit the capacity of gun magazines.

Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union) says the measure comes amid reports the school shooter in Newtown, Conn. used a semiautomatic rifle fed by 30-round magazines.

"It took him all of ten minutes to murder 20 children and six adults. The time it took to render them lifeless is as disturbing as the death toll," said Cryan. "What makes these high-capacity magazines so deadly is the number of rounds that can be fired in a short span. Enough is enough."

Under current law, it is unlawful to own or possess an ammunition magazine that is capable of holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition.

The bill would reduce the maximum capacity of a legal ammunition magazine in New Jersey to five rounds. The bill would take effect immediately.

Cryan says the bill is the first in a series of gun measures he will propose.

According to media reports, Adam Lanza used a semiautomatic Bushmaster .223 rifle, which police said was fed by 30-round magazines, during his rampage through Sandy Hook Elementary School. He also carried a Glock 10mm handgun and Sig Sauer 9mm handgun.

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