source: The Center Square
The Des Moines City Council is directing city officials to draw up an ordinance to ban possession of high-capacity magazines and related firearms devices that played a role in recent mass shootings.
The request came at the direction of Councilmen Chris Coleman and Josh Mandelbaum in the wake of a shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Va., that killed 12 people and wounded several others. The council’s efforts will help address gun safety in Des Moines, Mandelbaum said in a Facebook post.
“Mass shootings happen all too often in America………..They happen at schools, in places of worship, where folks work, in movie theaters and at concerts. Other countries don’t have the same problems with mass shootings, and it doesn’t have to be this way here. We do not have to accept this as a normal part of life in America.”Josh Mandelbaum
Des Moines City Council
“The horrific event that happened in Virginia was a senseless act committed by an evil individual…………..He also entered a building that was a ‘gun-free zone.’ Disarming or otherwise limiting law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves does nothing to promote safety. If the DSM council proceeds, I will help lead the charge to introduce legislation to respond in kind!”State Sen. Jake Chapman, Rep