Banning the magazines

During the federal assault weapons ban, the percentage of firearms seized by police in Virginia that had high-capacity magazines dropped. When the ban expired, the percentage rebounded.

The number of high-capacity magazines seized by Virginia police decreased during the federal assault weapons ban.
Note: 1993 and 2010 are partial years only. The database was last updated in August 2010 and there were lags in reporting. Source: Washington Post analysis of Criminal Firearms Clearinghouse, Virginia State Police. | By Todd Lindeman/The Washington Post. Published on January 10, 2013, 3:17 p.m.
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