posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:09 PM
Ignorance to the highest degree, on so many levels.
First the term "Clips" is absolutely incorrect and shows ignorance. A "clip", a shortened term for "stripper clip", is a small strip of metal used to
hold a number of rounds of ammunition. The rounds are fed from the clip into the internal magazine of the firearm 5 to 10 rounds at once, to shorten
reload time. The terms "clip" and "magazine" are NOT interchangeable. They are two distinctly different pieces of hardware.
Second, although this is a tragedy it shows the level of self-centeredness of our government politicians, so now they spend millions on new
legislation for high capacity magazines? If a lunatic wants to buy high capacity Mags he'll do so with or without a ban.
Our country is going broke from over spending and these self-centered politicians are thinking only of themselves, prime example right here.
We're not sure about unemployment reform, healthcare reform, jobs going over seas, but let's introduce a multi-million dollar bill for high capacity
magazines ASAP, and pass it.
And I am sure this will happen on many state levels now too, what a waste of tax payers money only putting us into further debt and ignoring the real
Ban on Large Gun
New York Times
WASHINGTON — A US Senator announced Monday he would soon present legislation to ban high-capacity ammunition clips after a gunman used one in an
attempted assassination of a US lawmaker over the weekend.
"The only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a handgun is to kill a lot of people very quickly. These high-capacity clips simply should not be on the
market," Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg said in a statement.
Lautenberg said high-capacity ammunition "clips" holding more than 10 rounds at a time were banned under the Federal Assault Weapons Ban that the US
Congress enacted in 1994 but did not renew in 2004.
edit on 10-1-2011 by Realtruth because: (no reason