Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A meaningless gesture ....

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said he would "introduce the measure to re-establish a prohibition that lapsed in 2004 on clips that feed more than 10 rounds at a time", a NJ.com article reported.

Well, if we check our history, we will find that the AWB did not ban high capacity magazines, it banned the production sale of high capacity magazine to the general public. This legislation is a smoke screen - it is a meaningless gesture. It will not remove a single magazine from the marketplace, so called high capacity or not.

One other issue that many will think is nit picking. The constant reference to the term 'clip' indicates that the Senator (and many anti-gun, anti-freedom folks) have not done their homework and do not understand what they are talking about. The part of the handgun that holds bullets in an auto-reloading gun is called a magazine. Clips, or more correctly, stripper clips, are used to hold bullets for certain rifles - for example a Mosin-Nagant.

Ignorant, emotional politicians are NOT the ones who should be making these decisions.

1 comment:

  1. It's sadly funny when the typical 13-year-old playing Call of Duty knows more about how guns work than the adults that write gun laws.