Sunday, January 16, 2011

The push for a hi-cap mag ban moves forward

The cover story of this week's Bloomberg Businessweek pushes for a ban on high capacity ammunition magazines.

Businessweek profiles Glock while making the pitch:

The Killing Machine

There's an interesting line in the story summation:

"The rise of the Glock and other semiautomatic handguns cannot be linked to variations in overall crime rates. But that doesn't mean it would be pointless to take small steps to reduce mayhem, such as restricting magazine capacity."

I think they just said there's no evidence to support enacting further gun control or a ban on hi-cap mags. But they encourage us to go with the emotion of the moment so we'll all "feel" safer.

Sorry guys, I'm not buying it.

The proposed bill, by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), is more restrictive than magazine limits in the now expired 1994 "assault weapons" ban. In a letter last week, McCarthy said she plans to introduce her legislation on Tuesday, January 18th.

McCarthy's bill and the push to enact it will be among topics Don and I tackle Tuesday night on We invite your call-in participation at 8:00 pm EST at 678-344-9926.

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