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  •  Good point (2+ / 0-)
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    Empty Vessel, Glen The Plumber

    Is there a significant difference between guns that have removable clips in how quickly they can be switched?

    •  Yeah, huge differences (6+ / 0-)

      one of the real defining features of 'assault weapons' is how quickly a magazine can be switched.  Even the 1994 assault weapons ban did some good on that, but the gun companies did some creative engineering to skirt the law, basically allowing the speed of switching magazines to be more or less the same as before the law.

      That is one of the prime reasons I created this whole crazy standard in the diary.  Stop banning features, designs and such...and instead ban capabilities (a combination of bullet size, bullet speed and rate of fire).  Those can't be dodged by nifty engineering tricks...cause they are the actual thing that causes   guns to do what they do.

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 03:00:02 PM PST

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