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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Third District Congressman John Yarmuth is co-sponsoring a bill to ban the sale or transfer of ammo magazines holding more than 10 rounds. Right now, some contain 100 bullets or more.
He admits it's not going to stop gun violence, but says it will save some lives and hopes it will prevent more mass shootings such as those in Newtown, Connecticut.
Yarmuth says it's not an effort to ban guns or take away rights: "I lived through my friend Gabby Gifford's shooting. I thought after that there was no way Congress wouldn't act, and yet a few months later it was yesterday's news. I think it is different this time, and one of the reasons I spoke out right after the Newtown shootings was because I'm not going to be quiet anymore, I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that we don't lose interest in this because it's still an incredibly important national issue."
Yarmuth says the passion to stop the killings is different in Congress this time around and he believes the bill has a good chance of surviving.