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Magazine Limits Could Endanger Victims Instead of Saving Them

hboring Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 1:40 AM
Actually, one CAN own a machine gun, upon payment of the federal $200 transfer tax, and background check. Incidentally, a legally owned machine gun has never been used in a crime!
A limit on magazine capacity is emerging as a leading contender for the something that supposedly must be done in response to last month's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A ban on "large-capacity ammunition feeding devices" is one of the new gun restrictions approved by the New York legislature this week and one of the measures President Obama wants Congress to enact.

The rationale for such limits is that mass murderers need "large-capacity" magazines, while law-abiding citizens don't. Both premises are questionable, and so is the notion that politicians should be the arbiters of necessity under the...