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Arizona bill would ban large-capacity magazines

Legislation to ban large-capacity gun magazines like the one used in the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson has been introduced in the Arizona Legislature.

The bill was introduced late Monday by Rep. Steve Farley of Tucson and 19 other Democratic lawmakers.

The legislation would generally ban magazines with more than 10 rounds. Authorities have said the Tucson shooter opened fire with a magazine that had more than 30 rounds in it before he was subdued.

Farley says the lack of a large-capacity magazine might have reduced the scope of the Tucson tragedy.

Six people were killed and 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, were injured in the shooting.

Jonh Wentling, a lobbyist for an Arizona gun-rights group, says the proposal is misguided and unconstitutional.

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