For my first post, I will explain why “high-capacity” magazine bans are not only illogical, but also result in the exact opposite result of the desired goal. Assuming, that is, that the desired goal is to limit the killing power of psychopaths determined to kill innocent people en masse.
First, let me get this out of the way: Many modern firearms are designed to use magazines with a high number of rounds. The capacity of a military force, unit, or weapons system to deliver gunfire to a target is called firepower, and when it comes to deadly conflicts, more firepower is usually better. (more…)