Both the house and senate bills to repeal the magazine ban have been blocked by Democrats in committee. Its time to get rolling for November and put them back to work at their prior professions, or perhaps something more befitting their mental status like stable cleanup etc.
The things to remember whenever this comes up and they talk about how changing a magazine gives someone a chance to get away or tackle the sh ooter- Columbine almost 100 shots were fired using 10 round mags - no one stopped them. VA Tech 174 shots were fired and 17 magazine changes were accomplished - no one stopped the shooter. As to someone getting away as was alledged at Sandy Hook - no, someone didn't. Instead of shooting the kids that ran, others got shot. It wasn't a limitation of rounds available to fire, but the ability to hit more than one target at a time.
Had this law been in effect and all magazines 15 rounds at the time of the Aurora shooting, dozens more would have been hurt or killed. When the shooter's gun jammed, he wasn't firing for 20 some seconds - no one tackled him or stopped him. A few people might have gotten out of the theatre. But were it 6-7 15 round magazines, no one could have time to accomplish any meaningful progress out of the theater or toward stopping the attacker (without using a gun themselves) during the 2-5 seconds of reload time after each set of 15 shots. It would take a couple seconds after cessation of fire for them to percieve and act, by that time the shooter would resume firing.
For those who were testifying against the repeal - so many lies, so little time. You'd need to have a running commentary to counter the many half truths, distortions and outright lies told there. Especially vexing was the "US Naval Academy History Major" Mr. Pew who didn't even know what a Puckle gun was. He asserted that the founders never envisioned being able to fire many rounds quickly. Apparently was unaware of the medieval Ribald as well. Guess the Naval Academy isn't all its cracked up to be. Mr. Pew is also an unabashed Tory, he feels that only the police and military should have any firepower and should outgun the populace as a whole because we'll never have a tyranny like England, or never have a murderous regime like those of Germany, Russis or China. Ignorant or evil like any liberal.
So is the "history major" still writing only with QUILL AND INK? Being BLED by the surgeons for his medical care? NOT USING ANY TECHNOLOGY THAT DID NOT EXIST IN OR PRIOR TO 1791 AD?