Will banning high-capacity magazines really make us safer?

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.

Their hope is to force mass shooters to reload more often:

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.

We’re skeptical, too.

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