I haven’t posted on the tragedy that happened in Arizona for the same reason as many others – it’s all been said by people much better than myself and much more eloquently. But now, before even a week has passed, the left is trotting out new laws that will somehow magically protect us from deranged individuals who have murder on their mind.
The latest is to bring back a ban on “high capacity magazines”
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) will introduce legislation next week capping ammunition magazines at 10 bullets, she announced Thursday.
McCarthy, whose husband was killed during a commuter train shooting in 1993, has said all week that she’d be proposing legislation to ban high-capacity clips like those allegedly used in Saturday’s shooting in Arizona. But she hadn’t specified the maximum number of bullets, hoping instead that some flexibility on her part might entice GOP leaders to support the bill.
Somehow, I guess, if the magazine capacity is limited to ten bullets that will make a criminal stop in his tracks and say “Gee, I guess I won’t commit this crime if I can’t have MORE than ten rounds.” Because, you know, we can’t do ANYTHING with a gun that carries six, five, seven, or even eight rounds in it. Nope. Perfectly safe. It’s only when you go above ten rounds that all the crazies come out and start arming up.
Seriously, this kind of idiocy is what is passing for thoughtful legislation??
The New York Democrat said it’s impossible to estimate the effects of her proposal, but it will “ultimately save lives.”
“The only purpose for the existence of these devices is to be able to shoot as many people as possible as quickly as possible,” McCarthy wrote Thursday in a “Dear Colleague” letter to House members. “There is no reason that these devices should be available to the general public.”
Save lives?? Really?? How? This law will save no more lives that the so-called “Assault weapons ban” saved lives. I guess she might pull some ‘study’ out that was paid for by a Soros backed anti-gun group, but I would trust something like that as much as I would trust any climate research data given to me by the UN.
And while she may view a magazine that carries more than ten rounds as something that is designed to kill “as many people as possible as quickly as possible” I would ask how this is a bad thing if you are defending a group against multiple hostile targets? They always portray is as “The bad guys use this item in this way so we need to take it away from everyone!” What sense does that make? Yes, you can fire more rounds before reloading, but if I have five hostile targets I would rather have a fifteen round magazine and be able to have three shots at each target than only having two shots.
If those in Congress really wanted to save lives instead of trying to disarm us at every turn they would instead do everything they can to make sure that law abiding citizens had the full force of the second amendment behind them. We would see Congress that instead of trying to turn us all into sheep at the mercy of wolves, would instead allow us to turn ourselves into wolfhounds who are able to take the wolves down on our own.
But that, I suppose, would make us less dependent on the benevolent protection of our ‘lords and masters’ in the Federal government. Every city that has enacted strict gun control laws has seen their crime go up. This kind of law would be the first step in seeing crime go up nation wide.
When I was in school and a bully would try and pick on me I was always told “Go and tell a teacher, fighting is wrong!” I knew when they said it the first time that they were full of shit and every time after that just proved me more and more right.
See, bullies would never come after you when a teacher was around and then when they DID come after you there was no way to get a teacher because the bully was in between you and them. Same thing with bad guys and insane bad guys, they aren’t attacking where people are carrying guns. They are going to “Gun Free” zones. They aren’t showing up at the local police station and trying to shoot it up; they are going to the local colleges where they know the police presence is low and victim presence is high.
And the thing about bullies is this – they hate it when you can fight back. You knock them on their ass and they will run for the hills. They want sheep not wolfhounds! The more we fight back and defend ourselves against these kinds of acts, the less they will happen.
Also, on a side note, do you think that terrorists who want to bring war to our homes aren’t watching all of this and have a pretty good idea of where to hit to cause the most casualties in the least amount of time? If you think they aren’t then I have some swampland I want to sell you.
Just like the madman in Arizona, they are watching and planning. The last thing we need is Congress helping them out by taking away our ability to defend ourselves because they are sticking their heads in the sand and living some sort of lefty fantasy land.
A big H/T to Extrano’s Alley where I first read about this stupidity