Connecticut law allows ammunition magazines with only 10 round capacity, the national standard from 1994 to 2004. 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty has introduced Americans Safe Act to bring national law in line with the state. She says large-capacity magazines have played a significant role in mass shootings, from Las Vegas to Sandy Hook.
Esty's bill was endorsed by leading law enforcement organizations like the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, the veterans’ organization VoteVets, the gun owners’ group American Coalition for Responsible Gun Ownership, as well as major gun violence prevention organizations throughout the country.
Esty says every second a shooter spends reloading, and not firing, is a second that a potential victim has to escape. She added that there is no good reason why sportsmen and women need more than ten rounds in a magazine. Esty called it shameful that deer are better protected than people.