posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 08:47 PM
Originally posted by Djayed
reply to post by VikingWarlord
People should not be allowed to own assault rifles or clips that that have more then 12 bullets in them. That is my opinion. I think hand guns are
fine, which I own one (1). I am not going to war, I do not need an arsenal, I do not feel comfortable that my neighbor is allowed to have 3000
guns.....no one person should own that much firepower.
If these type of gun laws were in place.....maybe some deaths could have been avoided!
OK, firstly..."assault weapon", as used in common nomenclature, is a stupid, politically correct term for "scary guns"...most "assault weapons"
don't even meet the military's minimum requirements for that classification, and they do have requirements to for a weapon to bo so
classified...that's what's also commonly referred to as a "definition of the word"
Secondly, if you owned a handgun, i would hope you took proper courses on safety, handling, maintenance, and marksmanship, and i would hope that
SOMEWHERE in there, your instructor would have made you aware of the fact that it is a "MAGAZINE", not a "CLIP" clips haven't been used to load a
firearm in decades...sadly, i doubt you took proper courses, in which case, you either don't really own one, or you really should go take courses.
Lastly, Standard magazine sizes for an AR-15 (not an assault weapon, BTW), or any other kind of long arms should be left alone. as should standard mag
sizes for pistols. the only thing reducing mag size does is ensure you have a disadvantage against criminals that would seek to do you harm. i really
don't understand the logic behind reducing the stop depth of a magazine's feeder ramp spring...
a Beretta M92FS has a standard magazine capacity of 15 rounds of 9MM ammunition. The proposed limit is 10..with one loaded in the pipe, you can
currently have 16 rounds at the ready. after the limitation, with one loaded in the pipe, you would have 11 at the ready. if you run into a
particularly nasty situation, and you don't have any additional magazines with you, you'll mostly likely find yourself desperately wishing like
you've never wished before, that you had those missing 5-6 rounds at your disposal..
simmer on it a bit..