So Democrats want you to be able to carry 10 rounds of ammunition per magazine, and anything else is illegal, and would be a crime. That is crazy and stupid! I can change a magazine in about a second, so this encroachment on the 2nd amendment will not do anything at all to stop gun violence.
Low-capacity magazines are also usually the most reliable, so changing to use two 10-round magazines, instead of using one 19-round magazine, will increase the chances that I will be able to shoot all 19 rounds without having a malfunction, and only slow me down by one second.
As we saw in the latest Colorado shooting, the shooter’s high-capacity magazine malfunctioned, and he had to switch to using his handguns, which saved the lives of countless people who would have been additional victims, had the shooter used multiple low-capacity magazines.
Authorities just need to do a better job of weeding these crazies out of society earlier in life, and getting them the help they need BEFORE they go off and kill a bunch of people. (which will for sure be blamed on the Tea Party within the first 30 seconds after the shooting by some media hacks)
The Authorities can help weed out the violent nut-jobs by paying better attention to the clues and signs that are displayed while growing up. The majority of the gun violence is done by people who have had life-long issues, like petty crime, drugs, previous violent crimes, violence against pets, and even going back to being suspended from high school, and looking into the problems they got into when younger. Many people even say that they knew something wasn’t right with the killers, but didn’t or couldn’t do anything about it. These road signs usually paint a picture, if they were all taken into consideration, and would help pinpoint the people who need help.
Chuck Shumer says that “maybe we can pass some laws that might, might, might stop some of the unnecessary casualties”, but the guns are not the problem – enforcement is. There are already enough gun laws on the books that would be able to control all automatic and high-power firearms, Law enforcement just needs to do their job and enforce the laws we already have.
The people who register their guns usually are not the problem either, as registered gun owners are already following the law by being registered with the government to own their guns. Problem gun owners are the people who get their guns off the street, without having to go through the registration process. These are the guns used in crime, and are the same guns that Law Enforcement should be working to get off the street.
Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers.
Shortly after the Cybersecurity Act gained Senate approval to proceed to filing proposed amendments and a vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some “reasonable” gun control measures.
The amendment was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Schumer and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.). S.A. 2575 would make it illegal to transfer or possess large capacity feeding devices such as gun magazines, belts, feed stripes and drums of more than 10 rounds of ammunition with the exception of .22 caliber rim fire ammunition.
The amendment is identical to a separate bill sponsored by Lautenberg. Feinstein was the sponsor of the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.
The proposed amendment would only affect sales and transfers after the law took effect.
Schumer defended the Brady law and assault weapons ban on the floor Thursday evening, perhaps in preparation for the coming fight with Republicans and gun rights activists.
Schumer suggested that both the left and right find common ground.
“Maybe we could come together on guns if each side gave some,” Schumer said.
He suggested that Democrats make it clear that their goal is not to repeal the Second Amendment.
“The basic complaint is that the Chuck Schumers of the world want to take away your guns,” Schumer said of the argument made by gun lobbies. “I think it would be smart for those of us who want rational gun control to make it know that that’s not true at all.”
Schumer also pointed out that it would be reasonable for the right to recognize that background checks on those buying guns is necessary — as called for in the Brady law. He also said average Americans don’t need an assault weapon to go hunting or protect themselves.
“We can debate where to draw the line of reasonableness, but we might be able to come to an agreement in the middle,” Schumer said. “Maybe, maybe, maybe we can pass some laws that might, might, might stop some of the unnecessary casualties … maybe there’s a way we can some together and try to break through the log jam and make sure the country is a better place.”
Next week the Senate is expected to debate and vote on proposed amendments to the cybersecurity bill.
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