Sunday, March 3, 2013

Magazine Capacity Myths Debunked

Gun banners say that normal capacity magazines hold too many rounds, and they should be limited. If the normal number for each gun's magazine is wrong, then what's the right number? 29? 28? 15? 10? 5? .....ONE?

The theory according to gun banners, is that reload time during a rampage murder would give un-armed and helpless victims caught in that "gun-free zone" murder spree, a final chance to fight back with their hands and words.

So instead of allowing victims to have the tools to defend themselves, the gun banners instead want to restrict those people even more, in hopes that those restrictions eventually filter down to criminals – criminals who are cowards and particularly prey on the helpless. Remember that rampage murders never attack places or people who are prepared with an armed resistance.

Gun Banners Say the Number Should Be....

Feinstein has picked the low number of 10 to be the number of rounds that's okay, making 11 horribly wrong. New York says 10 and even 8 rounds is too much and it must be 7, California not wanting to be out-done want's to lead the country in gun bans and is looking for an even lower number, but they'll have to outdo New Jersey who says it should be 3. Connecticut though, is saying what the gun banners want to say, that the number should be as close to zero as they can get – they want it to be ONE!

Remember that gun banners don't want you to have any guns and the real number of rounds that they want to restrict you to is actually ZERO! They like registration, they like confiscation, and they like the number zero when it comes to guns and bullets.

They see no need for guns in today's modern age, and want a completely gun free America. One of the gun banner organizers admitted that if given a magic want, not even the police would have guns. Every ban, every restriction is another step closer to their goal of zero.

Magazine Capacity Myth Debunked

No gun ban stops crime and this one is no different. Bans on normal capacity magazines only affect law abiding citizens and not criminals. Why?

Rampage murders tend to be prepared to kill as many people as possible before being stopped with violent force. Because of that, they pick "gun-free zones" for their murder spree, and come prepared with tons of magazines and guns for quick transitions. Bans on capacity does nothing to affect the rampage murder or criminal.

On the other hand, law-abiding citizens who carry concealed weapons don't carry bags full of loaded magazines with them. Therefore, restrictions in capacity only hurts the law-abiding citizen who is left to defend with only rounds allowed in their gun that they're carrying.

Here Sheriff Ken Campbell demonstrates that both experienced and inexperienced shooters can still fire the same number of rounds in a certain amount of time using various sized magazines by simply reloading over and over. They show that there is no time for victims to fight back during a reload, and that banning normal capacity magazines:
(1) does not pass the common sense test,
(2) it does not give un-armed victims a realistic chance to tackle a murderer,
(3) but it does make it harder for civilians to defend themselves against a violent attack.

And here is a great article by Miller for the Washington Times titled, "The High-Capacity Magazine Myth."

What Can You Do?

(1) Send 22 Emails With 2 Clicks

Both Ruger and Smith & Wesson have set up a website where you can send 11 pre-written letters by emails at once to your local and state representatives. Use both sites each week to send letters each week.
(2) Call Your State Reps Weekly

It'll take less than 1 minute per call and the message should be short and clear:
  • "Universal Background Checks are a fancy gun-ban term for total registration and then confiscation."
  • "All gun bans and restrictions have proven to fail to stop crime."
  • "We are watching you very closely on this issue and will send you home if you support any part of these proposed anti-gun bills."
Find your reps here: and save their phone numbers in your phone as Congress 1, 2, and 3 with their names so that they are easy to call. Be friendly and to the point.

(3) Send Personal Emails Too

Even with the automated email links above, I've been sending certain representatives custom written emails. I think it's important to send something that is personally written so that it gets read. You can address certain things they've said both good and bad, and of course remind them that you are strongly motivated, and vote specifically on this one issue of gun rights.

(4) Join the NRA

There is no group better when it comes to access and influence with Congress and gun rights, and numbers of NRA members matter. The media has been trying to demonize and mock the NRA, but membership is growing leaps and bounds.

Be a year member for only about $25 using a discount with this link.

(5) Spread the Word

Spread the word by passing this around to all your friends and encourage them to all do the same thing. We have the facts and the majority of people in our favor. We just need to speak up.

(6) Take Someone Shooting

It’s amazing how taking someone shooting inoculates them against the lies of gun-banners. The more people get into shooting and study self-defense, the more they realize how much they want to prepare to defend themselves, and how much the government gets in their way of doing so.

(7) Read and educate yourself on the subject.
The sources I used above are listed below. Check them out as well as more of my articles right here.

• Conn Lawmaker Pushes for Limits to ONE Round

• Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Mamet: Why We Have Guns

• Free E-Book of Gun Facts

• Medved: Why Obama Hides Good News on Guns

• Miller: Washington Times: The High Capacity Magazine Myth

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