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  •  The picture is misleading (1+ / 0-)
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    buddabelly

    Many pistols (like the gun in the photo) have standard magazines (i.e., non-extended magazines) that hold more than ten rounds. Those standard magazines would be banned, too.

    •  and that is where I have the problem, truly (1+ / 0-)
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      Alexandre

      oversize magazines as pictured I would be fine with banning if standard size magazines were not altered.  the arbitrary 10 is silly imo.  I might even agree to 20 as that would cover almost all handguns and 20 could be a reasonable compromise.

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 10:58:41 AM PST

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      •  Magazines are the cheapest part of the gun. (1+ / 0-)
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        Vote4Obamain2012

        Stamped metal and a spring.

        It shouldn't be a huge burden for people to purchase ones that hold fewer than 10 rounds.

        Any chosen number is going to be arbitrary.

        •  handguns have magazines ranging from 7-17 (2+ / 0-)
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          dewley notid, bewild

          and no one at all says that a magazine as pictured is normal for the gun.

          Most often they are range toys as they tend to malfunction,jam and stovepipe.....

          That is why I think that 20, also arbitrary as you point out, but a number that covers almost every handgun on the market, would be much easier to pass and maybe not hurt us as much electorally ......... 10 round max capacity hits a whole lot of people who dont own Modern Sporting Rifles......

          ..... Plus, it is much less of a restriction for rifles that are very rarely used in crimes anyway.....

          Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
          I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
          Emiliano Zapata

          by buddabelly on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 02:25:35 PM PST

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