Missouri Democrats are trying to rid the state of assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines.
Democrats in the state House have proposed a bill that would force gun owners to either surrender or destroy weapons including semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines and semi-automatic pistols with a fixed magazine that can shoot more than 10 rounds before being reloaded.
Ammunition-feeding devices that can hold more than 10 rounds also would be banned. Owners also could send their weapons to another state instead of surrendering or destroying them and would have 90 days after the bill’s passage to make a decision.
However, the measure, backed by St. Louis-area lawmakers, is not expected to pass in the Republican-controlled House.
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