Norway shooter claims using ammo clips from US

Anders Behring Breivik

This will certainly reignite the gun-control debate.

Anders Behring Breivik, the man allegedly responsible for killing dozens of people in Norway last week, many of whom were teenagers, claims he purchased the ammunition from the United States.

In his 1,500-page manifesto Breivik wrote that he purchased 10 30-round ammunition clips for his .223-caliber rifle. He did not disclose the exact source, but said it came from a small U.S. supplier that bought the clips from other suppliers.

Under Norwegian law, it is illegal to sell clips for hunting rifles that hold more than three bullets, according to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

Also in his manifesto, Breivik writes that he could have legally purchased the ammunition from Sweden but buying from the United States was significantly cheaper. He writes that he spent $550 for the 10 clips.

Using the subhead “How much ammo does a solder bring to battle,” in his manifesto, Breivik goes into detail about the ammunition he believed was required for a massacre such as the attacks on July 22, which killed 68 people.

According to a report by Politico, up until 2004 it was illegal to sell high-capacity gun clips containing more than 10 bullets in the United States.  This fell under the 1994 assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot in January in Tucson, which would restrict magazines to their pre-2004 level.

Despite having 109 Democratic co-sponsors, the Politico report suggest the legislation will most likely not even come to a vote since the Republicans control the House.

Rep. McCarthy isn’t the only one urging Congress to outlaw the high-capacity magazines.

“It is bad enough that our lax laws gun cause death and destruction in the streets of our own country but we must now face the fact that our domestic arms bazaar is attracting foreign terrorists and criminals,” Josh Horwitz, executive director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said to Politico. “What will it take for Congress to wake up and take action?”


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