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Thoughts on “Assault Weapons” and “Magazine Limits” from an Actual Gun Expert

NormRx Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 3:34 PM
If people can't have a 9mm with a 15 round magazine they will go too a .40 or .45 with a 10 round magazine. Both cartridges are far more lethal than a 9mm.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 6:18 PM
The current loads of 9 mm Parabellum are comparable in performance to .40 S&W or .357 Magnum, more than adequate in a self-defense round. They also tend to have lighter recoil, which is important in a polymer-framed gun, especially for the shooters with the most need for guns to balance out a strength gap.

That said, mag-cap restrictions are a meaningless gesture with no actual benefit, and the only people dictating the specifications of our firearms should be safety inspectors at the plants.
Reed42 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 8:33 PM
9 mm is no way close to a .357 mag on average. You need a hyped up 9 and anemic 357 to get parity.
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 12:38 PM
Doesn't matter. The best round for you is the one you're most comfortable shooting.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 4:17 PM
That's true. You do want sheer stopping power in an emergency situation.

I’m not a big gun owner and I’m not part of the gun culture. So why, then, do I frequently post about the issue of gun control?

Mostly because I believe in freedom and the Constitution.

But I also appreciate facts and analysis and I know that law-abiding citizens are safer and criminals face greater obstacles when good people have the right of self defense.

Last but not least, I think there’s a non-trivial possibility that the United States will suffer some sort of social chaos and/or breakdown of law and order because of the damage caused by reckless...