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.

  • Roland

    I think of those dead children in Mexico shot at a birthday party by narc-terrorits with guns the Obama ATF forced gun shops to sell. That is covered up.

  • sleazyrider

    If we ban 6 packs, it would surely cut down on my consumption…lol

  • sleazyrider

    Just think of all the alcoholics we could save.

  • Jack Deth

    Wasn’t this a major part of the Clinton Assault Rifle Ban?

    The almighty Gun Ban that was supposed to stop all crime, yet did absolutely nothing to decrease it?

    As far as I know, lower capacity magazines stopped nothing. Most people chucked the approved, shallow five to eight round magazine. Went to a gun show and immediately bought a half dozen or more 20 rounders.

    Never trusted the 30 round magazines for M-16 variants. Too many problem with weak, worn springs.

  • LyleLovett666

    This is a worthless idea.It takes two seconds to drop a mag and insert another.Unless you’re facing opposing fire, ammo capacity means nothing.More knee jerk reactions from people who know nothing about guns.

  • sleazyrider

    Well…the beltway snipers wreaked havoc…one shot at a time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Stephen.J.Ramsey Stephen Ramsey

    Anyone with the fantasy that Adam Lanza could not have fended of a room of terrified children during multiple ten round reloads is a damn fool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mcmeador Michael Meador

    Here’s a great video from a few years ago on this subject that has once again become quite relevant: http://youtu.be/oURZ3LxYhIY

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDX6MKQ3V5OZ3RG5FXUQIAJ5DU John

    GREAT response to the leftie gun-grabber argument…


  • nc

    We can talk about guns and magazines all day long, but until we face the problems of the sickness in our society, mental, moral and cultural, we will always have senseless, violent episodes. God forbid suicide bombing becomes the new thing.

  • brewerandpatriot

    On an annual basis, cars kill more people than guns. Maybe they should enforce smaller gas tanks.