Thursday, February 24, 2011

Facts are facts ... unless you are a New Jersey lawmaker or an NJ.com reporter...

I find myself stuck between a rock and a hard head place; I can't tell if I am more upset with Senator Lautenberg's misinformation about high capacity magazines:

"The only reason to have a high-capacity magazine in a handgun is to kill a lot of people very quickly," said Lautenberg, adding that on average, gunshots cause 9,500 murders per year nationwide. "Outlawing high-capacity magazines will make our communities and our country safer."

or with the lack of research ability of the NJ.com reporting staff:

High-capacity clips were outlawed under the federal assault weapons ban from 1994 to 2004, when the law lapsed and has not been reinstated.

In either case - the latest from both offenders can be found on the NJ.com website.

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