Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) December 22, 2012
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn,. shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun control advocates are encouraging Congress to prohibit high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Ban civilian assault rifles, ban high-capacity magazines, enforce stringent background checks on 100% of gun trades. Just common sense.—
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 19, 2012
Their hope is to force mass shooters to reload more often:
Why does anyone need high capacity magazines? “If you need to reload — you lost.”—
Ken Snyder (@KenSnyder4) December 20, 2012
They point to Jared Loughner, the Tuscon, Ariz,. shooter who was tackled as he tried to reload his weapon.
On the other hand, Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-Hui, and Aurora, Colo., shooter James Holmes were all able to reload their weapons repeatedly in the middle of their shooting sprees.
It is not surprising, then that many tweeters think a ban on high-capacity magazines will accomplish little, if anything.
I don't understand the left's fascination with high capacity magazines. Do they know how long it takes to reload?!—
Bryan Thomas (@bthockey) December 22, 2012
Guns are not the root problem. Or high capacity mags. I mean it takes three seconds to reload, you're not slowing much down.—
William E Sterner (@WillSterner) December 19, 2012
Anyone who thinks that banning high capacity magazines is the answer is someone who has never seen how fast I can reload.—
Philip Hansen (@evil_avatar) December 17, 2012
We’re skeptical, too.