I’m predicting a ban on magazines holding over 10 rounds within 12 months – if not sooner! The shooting tragedies in Colorado and Wisconsin have given the anti-gunners the ammo they need to go after semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines. A customer asked me yesterday, “Do you think they will be able to ban AR15s”? My answer…. No, I don’t think they will be able to ban the guns, but I expect they will be able to ban high capacity magazines. And it will be permanent this time – meaning it won’t expire in 10 years like the ban from 1994 to 2004.
Today I was asked why anyone, outside of military and law enforcement, needs a high capacity magazine. They’re illegal for hunting. What’s the big deal if they get banned?
On the surface of the issue, I agree. I don’t see why target shooters and plinkers would need magazines holding 30, 50 or 100 rounds. If anyone can justify a need for a 30 round magazine – outside of combat – I’d like to hear it…. but before you get all pissed off at me, let me finish!
My answer to the magazine issue is this, No, I don’t see why anyone outside the military and law enforcement would need a 30 or 100 round magazine, but the real issue is that I don’t trust the politicians in power to stop there. If we let them get started they will ban everything from 30 round magazines to sharp sticks. You can’t compromise with terrorists and that’s exactly the type of people we’ve got running this country. If you give them anything, they will take it and keep on taking.
And here’s a historical fact…. any government that lasts very long eventually ends up abusing its own people. That’s not conspiracy theory, that is just history. Government eventually does one of two things – and sometimes both at the same time – it either collapses or becomes tyrannical. You don’t need a psychic to read the future. Just look at the past.
The issue isn’t high capacity magazines, the issue is freedom. The freedom haters in Washington want to ban guns. Well, over 10,000 Americans are killed every year by drunk drivers. Why not ban alcohol and vehicles… oh they did ban alcohol once upon a time and we saw how well that worked.
But what I think doesn’t make much difference, so I recommend that we all start buying up as many magazines as we can. Cause time is running out!