- Jan 29, 2009
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Good question. It sounds like the arguement is that bad guys have less firepower? They are saying the shooter in Arizona, for example, was taken down when he went to reload. No source on that so I can't verify.
Then again if they have bad intentions they will get whatever type of weapon without whatever magazine they want.
So, I don't know how it would save lives.
Did the framers envision civilians owning automatic and semi-automatic weapons? And owning more than a few each? Bearing a gun that took 60 seconds to reload and could barely hit the broadside of a barn at 50 yards is different than owning a modern firearm isn't it, at least a little? There is this religious-like fanaticism that the constitution is infallable. It was made with provisions to allow it's ammending because they knew it was not perfect and that things change.
I wonder what the framers would say about 30 round magazines. Or a better question, what would they do to limit gun violence?
This is the worst example of disinformation that is propounded by the "anti,s". First off the accuracy was quite good for some forms of rifles. Second it was not UNCOMMON for people living on the fringes of settled areas and "frontiersmen" to carry MULTIPUL firearms. It was not uncommon for these people to carry 2-3 rifles a shotgun or two and several pistols. Liturature of the area mentuions people plowing their field with two rifles and a pistol or two near to hand. Lew Whetzel was know to carry two pistol and two rifles with more on the horse. Boone is attributed to having at least a shotugn and rifle near to hand and a brace of pistols when in the "frontier". Multipul weapons were a fact of life for many , BECAUSE it was slow to reload...and the founders of the Constitution were WELL aware fo that fact,
What they would do about "firearm violence" is exactly what they did! Convicted for murder...HANGED, in an expedicious manner. Sometime even the same day as conviction.
What the Framer,s would have said about 30 round magazines?? Well that is all speculation, but in reading many of the works by multipul "framer,s" it would have been 30 round magazine?? Stack them by the door for quick use...I'll take 50 of them!
I know many peole who have the idea that the Framer,s of the Constitution were a bunch of benevolent "gentlemen" whos thoughts are archaic, but make no mistake, many of them were veterans of war and the frontier and had no illutions about the use and utillity of arms and if the technology had been available they would have happily embraced it! Jefferson was known to armed most every where he went and one of his contempoaries who latter became president was known to carry a brace of pistols EVERYWHERE, Maybe it would have only been ONE if the capacity had been greater! KurtM