Pushing back against one of several gun control proposals unveiled by President Barack Obama, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Wednesday said that criminals will be able to eschew any new federal law by obtaining high-capacity magazines from a foreign state that has been dissolved for more than two decades.
"If they want a 30-round clip, they're going to get it out of Brazil or the Soviet Union," Bryant said at a press conference, as quoted by the Associated Press. "It's going to go on the black market. Self-protecting citizens won't have that right, but criminals will."
The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
Prior to the White House's news conference on Wednesday, Bryant posted a letter on his Facebook page in which he urged state lawmakers to block any of Obama's executive actions that might undermine the Second Amendment.