Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- As gun grabbers continue to push for a ban on magazines that hold more 10 rounds, one question begs to be answered…
What are law abiding citizens with 10 rounds to do when attacked by criminals with 15, 20, or even 30 rounds?
- Are they to lie down and say uncle?
- Are they to hand over their wallet and their car keys and beg for mercy?
This is not hyperbole. Obama traveled to Minneapolis on Monday to say magazines that hold more than 10 rounds ought to be banned. He stood in front of row after row of police officers and described magazines that hold more than 10 rounds as “weapons of war.”
But he did not bother explaining how law abiding citizens with only 10 rounds are to survive in a 30 round world.
Obama, and those who think like him, live a theoretical existence where 10 rounds looks sufficient on paper. Therefore, they presume it must be good in reality. However, in the real world, the law abiding citizen who is limited to 10 rounds is at least 5 rounds light, and may actually be 15 rounds behind before gunfire is even exchanged.
Think about it this way–in the hands of a law abiding citizen, a magazine of any capacity is a defensive tool. And because Obama’s ban will only affect law abiding citizens, any limitation he achieves will be a limitation on the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves, period.
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