Monday, March 14, 2011

Jim Kessler: An anti-gunner with real commonsense?

He said this in regards to President Obama's recent gun editorial:

“Actually, I like this,” emailed Jim Kessler, a former director of policy and research at Americans for Gun Safety. “There will be a knee-jerk reaction among some who will say, “Why no clip ban?” But I think on both substance and political grounds, a high-capacity clip ban is the wrong way to go. There were roughly 12,000 gun homicides last year, and I’ll wager that less than 10 were caused by bullets 11 through 30 in someone’s magazine. The problem is bullets 1, 2, and 3 –- not 11, 12, and 13."

This makes far more (real) commonsense than the uninformed rants about magazine capacity we saw coming from the gun-controllers/banners. And he's right. Your average gang banger isn't going to stand around and fire 30 rounds of ammunition or even 10. Especially when someone is firing back at him.

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