High Capacity Gun Magazines – Life Is Too Precious To Risk Running Out Of Bullets

High Capacity Gun Magazines – Life Is Too Precious To Risk Running Out Of Bullets
Five Reasons Why You Should Want High Capacity Gun Magazines
by Rabbi Dovid Bendory, Rabbinic Director

Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership
Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Rabbi Bendory Minutes before lunatic Jared Loughner began his mayhem in Arizona, the issue of a Federal high capacity ammunition magazine ban was a complete political non-starter.

Obama didn’t go near it when he had Democratic majorities and he certainly wouldn’t have tried it after the election rout of 2010.

High cap bans were simply not possible. Add to this the pro-self defense victories in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Heller and McDonald decisions, and the door to magazine bans seemed both locked and barred … perhaps even welded shut for good.

And then came Jared Loughner. And the gun grabbing vultures circled and landed. We now face a replay of the hysteria that brought us the so-called “Assault Weapons” Ban (and the included magazine bans) of the Clinton years. The act of a single madman has struck a blow against the Second Amendment that all the gun grabbers combined have been unable to strike.

Please think long and hard on this irrational state of affairs.

Today, the most common plaintive question you hear from the victim disarmament crowd is: “Why would anyone need a high capacity ammunition magazine?” Note that the emphasis is always on the word “need”.

So-called “gun control” has always used semantic deception. What the gun confiscators want to do is apply “needs” to situations that more accurately require “wants”.

No one “needs” a seat belt. After all, 99.999 percent of your driving time you don’t “need” a seatbelt. You only “need” a seat belt during an automobile crash. Do you want a seatbelt? Of course! No one would even debate this issue.

To a greater or lesser degree, the same goes for property insurance, fire extinguishers, spare tires, life jackets, and first aid kits, to name just a few things.

So with this in mind, here are five good reasons that you should WANT a high capacity magazine.

1. Multiple assailants. Whether on the street or during a home invasion, violent criminals often move in pairs or packs. Realize that you will never shoot as well as your score at the range when you are under the unbelievable stress of a life-or-death encounter. Which would you prefer to have in your magazine in such an event? Ten rounds? Or fifteen or seventeen? Or perhaps even 30?

2. Private citizens always face the threat before the police arrive. Private citizens were on the front line at Tucson, Columbine, and Virginia Tech. Why limit our effectiveness?

You should logically want whatever cops choose to carry. How many cops choose a ten round magazine? If politicians want to hinder us “little people” with a ten round limit, they should also hamper the police with the same limit. Let’s see how far that flies.

In nearly every instance it is not a cop on the “front line” of a violent situation. It is private citizens who must face the “lone gunman” until (and sometimes even after) the police arrive. See Dial 911 and Die. Is the life of a policeman more important than yours?

3. Civil disturbances. Watch the Reginald Denny beating video some time. Review the looting insanity of Hurricane Katrina. You’ve got a crazed mob of ten, twenty, or fifty people headed in your direction. Are ten rounds enough? Might you want fifteen, or seventeen, or even thirty?

Oh, and while you’re at it, perhaps bring from memory those Los Angeles Korean store owners standing guard on the roofs of their businesses with semi-auto AKs during the Rodney King riots. No one messed with those stores, did they?

4. Because it is your most fundamental right as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and, more importantly, as given by G-d A-lmighty: the right to the righteous defense of yourself and the innocent. “Shall not be infringed” simply means what it says. When politicians infringe on magazine capacity, they infringe on the Second Amendment. You should want a high cap mag because you can have one!

This is America, not a socialist nanny state or tin pot Third World dictatorship. The saying “use it or lose it” is never so relevant as when applied to our Bill of Rights. See “2A Today for the USA”

5. Your assailants may well be armed with high cap magazines themselves. No ban will affect these criminals; it will actually encourage them. Do you really think the gang bangers care about federal laws? Again, ask the local cop why he or she won’t “downgrade” to a ten round mag to go along with this feel-good idiocy. Ask the pols why they don’t think the cops should do so.

These are just a few of the reasons for WANTING (not “needing”) a high cap magazine. In the spirit of JPFO’s recently launched “High Cap Freedom” campaign, go out and buy one or more high capacity mags for your pistol or rifle today.

Always remember, the present drive towards a ban might fail, but all it will take is “Loughner II” (another convenient “crazed lone gunman”) to drive the hysteria machine to victory for the gun grabbers. Get your high cap magazines before any ban can take place.

“Because your life is too precious to risk running out of bullets.”

Rabbi Dovid Bendory
Rabbinic Director
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

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Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership Mission is to destroy “gun control” and to encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for everyone. Those are the twin goals of Wisconsin-based Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO). Founded by Jews and initially aimed at educating the Jewish community about the historical evils that Jews have suffered when they have been disarmed, JPFO has always welcomed persons of all religious beliefs who share a common goal of opposing and reversing victim disarmament policies while advancing liberty for all.

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7 thoughts on “High Capacity Gun Magazines – Life Is Too Precious To Risk Running Out Of Bullets

  1. From my cold, dead hands!

    All the rest has been said – but frankly The Enemy knows this already!

    If one attempts to parse the “logic” of The Enemy — to the extent it is possible to make sense of “feelings” and “emotions” at any rate — they say something akin to this: “30-round magazines pose an unacceptable risk of mass-slaughter – after all, this would allow someone to kill up to 30 people without a reload!”

    Having given that sufficient thought, I realized that it REALLY then boils down to this: “Killing TEN people without a reload is acceptable – any more than this is too many.”

    Does *ANYONE* think that “killing SIX people without a reload …” will be acceptable for them?

    Despite what they say, they will not be satisfied until the police and the criminals (but then, I repeat myself) are the only ones who are allowed to be armed.

    As usual, they’re practicing incrementalism – taking advantage of a crisis (can’t let it go to waste!) to try to steer public opinion in the direction they want it to go.

    Frankly I’m surprised they’re not calling them “child-killer-magazines” – though then they’d have to explain why they want cops to keep theirs… It’s not as if THEY don’t kill kids – just ask the family of Aiyana Jones among countless others… but I digress.

    Today it’s your standard-capacity magazines. Tomorrow they’ll want to lower 10 to six, then 5, then three (why should you need more for humans than hunters need for deer? Hmmm??) then – obviously – NONE!

    Nope. Not one more inch.

    As the man said: “From my cold, dead hands!”

  2. Extremely well written points. Also, some great comments to follow it up.

    Backing up your point on defending one’s store; watching the unrest in Egypt I saw multiple reports on TV of neighbors coming together and guarding their neighborhoods against violence by a show of force with firearms. Similar reports showed stores that avoided the looting by arming themselves.

    Thank you for pointing out the fact that regulations restrict law abiding citizens, NOT CRIMINALS. If a criminal could face 30 years for drugs, robbery, etc- do they really care about the potential threat of a few extra years for a firearm violation? I would love to know the % of those situations where the firearm violation is dropped while pushing through prosecution on the other crimes.

    Reason 6 for high capacity mags – Nothing compares to the excitement of dumping $15+ worth of ammo in seconds. It just makes me smile and love life. I “WANT” to be allowed to have fun.

  3. any elected official who votes against any part of the constitution should be re-called from office. the pledge they take states they will uphold and defend it from enemies, foreign or domestic. THAT MEANS THEM.

  4. Shalom, Rabbi.

    You make very salient points. And, the main point is that we have the right to keep and bear military small arms on a par with regular foot soldiers – so said U.S. v. Miller (contrary to the lies perpetrated by the leftist legal community).

    There is also Prior Restraint. The government cannot legally attenuate fundamental rights based upon the presumption that citizens MAY use them to commit crimes. Why, if one is to be true to Blackstone, IT JUST ISN’T DONE!

    But the leftists in our society and government could care less about the foundation of Blackstone’s common law principles, nor about precise proscriptions of power against the federal government, nor about anything else that doesn’t suit their opinion of what the Constitution SHOULD be. Unable to accept what it IS, they continue their mischief.

    And, it is the people’s job to STOP them.

  5. Last week in our town a policeman age 30 stopped a man riding a bike with no lights at 3am. The man shot the policeman 6 times with a Colt Detective Special killing him. Before the policeman died he returned 12 shots from his Glock strinking the perp twice and wounding him. Should we have any less rounds than the police? NO! We are almost always the first responders to violent crime. Suppose he had more than one perp.?

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