At 1/16/13 12:06 AM, Warforger wrote:
Private industry would probably then just sell guns that have 7 round capacity or less.
The question here is of necessity. The reality is, high capacity mags do not present the threat that the media hype makes them out to be. As I've said before; it is the bullet that kills not barrel shrouds, bayonet lugs, 'grenade launchers', pistol grips, etc. Not even rate of fire adds that much lethality...it encourages spray and pray which in turns means only three shots are close to being on target. The rest end up in the ceiling.
Also, high-cap mags suffer serious problems of feed. Look at Holmes...he used a 100rd drum mag, which is notoriously unreliable for jamming. That's what happened at Aurora, his AR-15 drum mag failed so he switched to his shotgun and pistols.
Unfortunately, this means he switched to more deadly weapons.
In another side story, thankfully, thousand of police chiefs nationwide have publicly said they will defy enforcement of any law they deem unconstitutional, in regards to guns and gun rights.That's retarded. The only people who should be doing that is the Supreme Court, if anyone else does that the government falls apart like it did when the states tried to do it for Slavery.
Not retarded at all...as immigration has proved that federal law cannot be enforced at the local level. Federal authorities cannot keep up with illegal immigrants arrested by local law enforcement so many cities have no choice but to let them go. The same with any bans on assault weapons and mags.
While the government can prohibit the sale of new guns and mags...they will not be able to stem the trade of existing mags and guns.
It's a fool's errand, and one that's likely to get Sherrif's deputies killed. I know many local deputies...none of them want to take guns from law-abiding citizens because they feel that they may get the guns from one or two homes but the third home will shoot them as they knock on the door.
Not only that...they don't agree with the law fundamentally.