Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Interesting point of view on full capacity magazines

Used to be all in the gun rights issues.  Now reading both sides of the aisle.  I still have my opinions, but I tend to keep them to myself.

Found this quote from Massad Ayoob:

The cops are the experts on the current criminal trends. If they have determined that a “high capacity” semiautomatic pistol and a .223 semiautomatic rifle with 30-round magazines are the best firearms for them to use to protect people like me and my family, they are obviously the best things for us to use to protect ourselves and our families .

Interesting point - I have noticed every patrol car in our white-bread suburban non-crime-ridden neighborhood has an M4 clone AR-15 clipped to the dash.  And every officer has a 12 to 17 round magazine in their semi-automatic pistol.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don’t be deceived. Those “high capacity” semiautomatic pistols and .223/5.56mm semiautomatic rifles with 30-round magazines the cops have are NOT to protect you and/or your families. It is to protect them. It is NOT their job to be your body guard. Their responsibility is to the city and it infrastructure. If you call 911 and they don’t have anything else going on at the time they might come out but they have no legal responsibility to do so. Just search Warren v. District of Columbia.

It is your responsibility to protect yourself and your family.