Again, how would it help?
Mr. President, you have more ’splainin’ to do
Posted: February 21, 2013 at 1:15 a.m.
The debate we’d like to hear—a debate without all the hollering, hyperbole and hysteria—is one about the size of magazines for guns. Who needs 30-round clips anyway? If you need that many shots to take down a deer, you shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a gun. We don’t get the feeling that when the designer of the 30-round clip put the thing together, he thought, “Wow, this would be great in a squirrel rifle, too.” Those super-sized magazines were made to shoot rounds at a target, fast, without having to stop and reload. Unfortunately, as we learn again and again, sometimes the targets move and scream and beg for mercy.
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Editorial, Pages 14 on 02/21/2013