reply to post by ManOfHart
They don't even have to stress doing that. The extant larger magazines would be grandfathered in. The article I sourced above, from Krauthammer,
suggests that there is a 30 year supply already extant.
It also states the weird dichotomy and histrionics people, today, tend to gravitate towards. Murders are statistically way, way down. Sadly it's the
spree killings that are more common now - and they hold our attention for weeks at a time. Way more than 20 homicides happen in the US each and every
day. For some reason one at a time doesn't even garner our attention. But in groups? We freak out.
By way of comparison, the CDC says that there have been 16,799 homicides in the US this year,
11,493 of those with guns. That seems kind of damning until you look above and see the real troubling number.... 1.8 million ER visits for
IMO this issue isn't really about guns at all - that is the smokescreen. I believe that this is about mental health. Either the POTUS is trying to
get mental health thrown into the AHA now, or we're all about to get diagnosed and thrown on expensive antidepressants.
The knee-jerk reaction we see over the gun thing I get. That's as predictable as gravity. Like Social Security, the deficit, and taxes, it's one of
the instantly inflammatory subjects for a politician to table. That is what makes me suspicious about the entire thing. Feinstein is throwing herself
on a sword for something - and I don't think it's to get a bill passed that will take 30 years to have any real impact.