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  •  NY went with 7 (5+ / 0-)

    And, yes.. you are correct.  The kid in Newtown could have done just as much damage with 10 round magazines as with 30.  There was no one to confront him while changing magazines.  Some reports say he only used 15 rounds from 30 round magazines.  So, magazine limits would not have helped in Newtown.

    The Gabby Giffords shooting in Tuscon, however, show how limits on magazines would help.  Loughner had a 30 round magazine for his Glock, and was subdued when he when to change it.  Lives could have been saved if he hadn't been able to possess more than 10 round clips.

    I agree we should limit magazine capacities. The biggest problem is this - usually these bans are only on new sales going forward.  There has been a run on high capacity magazines for all semi-automatics the past two months. It has run up the price 2-3 times normal and they are still flying off the shelves when they are available.  Millions sold, from some accounts.  (same with AR-15's and others)

    I think there should be some limit on rate of fire as well, but I do not know if that is technically feasible.

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