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Magazine Limits Could Endanger Victims Instead of Saving Them

johnm h Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 4:02 PM
Gee I think it's a great idea, we could limit Time, Newsweek, The New Republic and a lot of trash. Could we also limit TV news magazines like 60 minutes? Have I missed something?
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...