Norway Shooter Says He Bought Ammo from Mail


The Norwegian man who allegedly killed dozens at a kids summer camp says he bought high-capacity ammunition clips by mail from the U.S., prompting a congressional gun-control advocate to say America should be ashamed such purchases aren't against the law, reports Anders Breivik wrote in a 1,500-page manifesto that he bought 10 30-round ammunition clips for his .223 caliber rifle from a small U.S. supplier, which had acquired the clips from other suppliers. Norway forbids the sale of clips for hunting rifles that hold more than three bullets.

Breivik is charged with killing 68 people at an Utoya island summer camp run by the country's leading political party and eight others after a bomb he set off outside the prime minister's office in Oslo. The sale or transfer of gun clips containing more than 10 bullets were illegal in the U.S. under the 1994 assault weapon ban that expired in 2004. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) introduced legislation to restrict magazines to their pre-2004 level, but it is unlikely to pass the GOP-controlled House. Citing the Norway case, McCarthy said, “We’re sending a death warrant to other parts of the world [ ] Internationally, it’s know that you can get here, buy your guns, buy your large magazines, and you’re not going to have any problem.”

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