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.

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 January 10, 2013
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