Tuesday, January 11, 2011

When Gun Control Idiocy is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will be Gun Control Idiots

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Mr. Blackbeard! Do you have a statement about the government ban on high capacity (2 shot) magazines?

Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, wrote in a statement: "If Congress had not allowed the ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ to expire in 2004, the shooter would only have been able to get off 10 rounds without reloading."

...unless he brings more than one gun. Or an illegal, black market magazine. Seriously. Do you think that anyone who is willing to break the whole, Thou Shalt Not Do Murder statute is going to be deterred by a ban on an eleven shot magazine? Or fifteen? Or thirty?

Aside from the fact, that with a little practice, reloading can be accomplished in a matter of seconds, whether it is a semi-automatic pistol, or a six shooter or a muzzle loader, if you anticipate firing more rounds than your weapon holds (and you're not planning a "suicide by cop"), you bring more than one weapon. Or a friend with one. Or more than one.

When David Dinkens was mayor of New York City, a couple of tourists were stabbed in the subway. When asked by a reporter for a statement about the two people who were killed, Dinkins' knee jerked and he said, That's why we need more gun control laws.

Banning certain types of weapons or accessories won't address problems like the Tucson shooting. There are already laws on the books about selling guns to mentally unstable people. It's a knee jerk reaction. The legislature would do well to see why this unstable man wasn't referred for a psych evaluation before he ever hit the sporting goods store.

H/T Sweetness and Light

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