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Response to Nasty Jack (Reply #27)

Sun May 17, 2015, 10:26 AM

48. So by your definition, this is an "assault weapon"?

Last edited Mon May 18, 2015, 09:02 AM - Edit history (1)

Antique military-style lever action, capacity 16+1.



Or maybe this one? .22 squirrel rifle, capacity 18+1 or 14+1.



Is this an "assault weapon"? Capacity 15+1 or 17+1.



"Regardless of what happened in the past, it is obvious that today high capacity magazines and assault-type rifles are the weapons of choice for mass murders."

The worst mass shooting in U.S. history was carried out with a compact 9mm pistol, a .22 pistol, and a backpack full of non-extended, mostly low-capacity magazines. Banning rifles with handgrips and magazines that stick out wouldn't save *any* lives.

FWIW, magazine capacity is more important for defensive use than offensive use, given that someone planning an assault can carry all the magazines they want, whereas a defender may have only the magazine in the gun (if a long gun at home), or a couple spares if carrying with reloads.



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