Democracy Now: Norway Shooting Suspect Bought Ammo Clips in U.S.


Norwegian police have released the identities of another 24 people killed by Anders Behring Breivik as they ended their search for bodies around the island where he shot 68 of his 76 victims. Breivik is due to be questioned by the police for the second time today. Details have emerged on Breivik’s claim to have bought high-capacity ammunition clips used in the attack from the United States. In his sprawling manifesto, Breivik says he ordered 10 30-round clips from an undisclosed U.S.-based supplier, because they were considerably cheaper. The sale of high-capacity magazines had previously been illegal in the United States until the 1994 assault weapons ban expired in 2004. Speaking to Politico, Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York, a sponsor of a bill to renew the magazine limits, said, “There should be a lot of shame. We’re sending a death warrant to other parts of the world.”

~ by wheresthemic on July 30, 2011.

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