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Magazine Limits Could Endanger Victims Instead of Saving Them

midfielder2 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 12:41 PM
I watched Cuomo make that statement about killing a deer, he reminded me very much of the newsreels I saw as a little boy of Hitler speaking at one of his Nazi rallys.
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...