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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The rapid-fire shooting that killed or hurt numerous concertgoers in Las Vegas has highlighted the simple accessibility of ammunition magazines that enable shooters to fire dozens of shots without needing to reload.Gun-control supporters say magazines that can save and feed 30, 50 or perhaps 100 bullets into firearms increase the potential carnage of an attack.It’s believed that millions of such devices are lawfully owned in the U.S.-valued by weapon enthusiasts for leisure shooting and self-defense. The United States Supreme Court is considering whether to take a case that revolves around the issue and asks if the Second Amendment gives individuals a right to have the high-capacity ammo magazines.So far, eight states have actually passed laws restricting publication capacity to 10 or 15 bullets.Copyright 2017 The Associated

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