If Sen Lautenberg had his way, the shooter in Aurora would have killed more people.
“We need to start today on efforts to prevent the next attack,” he said in a statement released Sunday. “No sportsman needs 100 rounds to shoot a duck, but allowing high-capacity magazines in the hands of killers like James Holmes and Jared Loughner puts law enforcement at a disadvantage and innocent lives at risk.”
But you see, here’s the problem with that line of thinking. Those 100 round magazines jam. In this case, saving lives.
One of the survivors of the early Friday assault, Josh Nowlan, said Saturday that he would not have been alive if the suspect’s gun had not jammed.
They are heavy and cumbersome. Difficult to maneuver and unreliable. We should be hoping that every psychopath buys them by the pallet load. Funny that Sen Lautenberg should choose the shooter in Arizona as part of his argument. It was when his gun jammed also due to the high-capacity magazine that he was tackled and his attack brought to an end.
I don’t know how many rounds I would need to shoot a duck. I always wanted to shoot the damn dog for laughing at me so much though.