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Who needs a gun with more than 10 rounds in the magazine?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BullfrogKen, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. JohnnyK

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    me... whether engaging multiple targets at 3-gun match or multiple people breaking into my house. who needs 3000 sq ft house? or vacation home? or any other want?
     
  2. Pete D.

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    My mistake.....I should have known better.
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  3. Bohemus

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    Prove you need to live...
    You cannot, but you have right to live.
     
  4. Larry Ashcraft

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    I think you missed the point entirely.
     
  5. BullfrogKen

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    Agreed, Larry.


    But it has caused some people to think about the issue in ways they've never considered before, hasn't it?
     
  6. Manco

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    Well, another point is to make sure that other people won't miss the main point or have an apparent inconsistency to argue against (it's distracting). That's why my own analogous example of automobiles was criticized, and for some people who would miss the point I was trying to make, rightfully so (know your audience).
     
  7. Blue .45

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    Who needs a gun with more than 10 rounds in the magazine?


    No one can know until the encounter is over.
     
  8. beatledog7

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    Another few very practical reasons: range time is expensive, and magazine loading wastes range time; magazines themselves are expensive and take up space; and some folks have to travel a long way and carefully plan in order to use a range.

    I load my semi-auto mags at home before I go, saving range time for actual shooting. I don't pay by the hour, but many folks do, and time spent on the range shoving rounds into castrated magazines is time and money wasted. It also means somebody is waiting for lane time while someone else is on the lane just reloading mags.

    A person can only carry so much gear in a reasonably-sized range bag. If I have 15-rounds mags and I need to shoot 150 rounds for practice, I only have to carry ten mags (given that I won't be reloading them while I'm on the range, as described above). If my mags are limited to ten rounds, I need 15 mags, and they take up 50% more room in my bag. If I'm limited to seven-rounders? I'd need 22 magazines! And what is the cost of 22 seven-round mags compared to 10 normal capacity mags?

    My drive to ranges where I can shoot anything I own short of belted magnums is under 30 minutes, but many people have much further to go and much less free time. For them, range time has to be carefully planned, and they cannot afford to spend time loading mags while that clock is ticking. Such a person may not be able to practice sufficiently if all her mags must be of limited capacity--she doesn't have the time to load magazines while on the lane.

    <True, some ranges will not allow entry onto the firing line with loaded mags. If that's the case where you shoot, have you ever added up how much range time you pay for while all you're doing is loading mags?>

    Magazines don't cost necessarily less because they hold fewer rounds. Limited capacity magazines make range time cost more in time and money, plain and simple. Magazine capacity restrictions are therefore prejudicial against the less financially well-off and anyone who works for a living and/or has an active family.
     
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    I would love to see a march in Washington made up of disabled persons in wheelchairs and wheelchair bound elderly demanding that they need more than 7/10 rounds in their guns for self protection because they have more difficulty hitting their targets when criminals/gang members victimize them in their homes.

    They already get designated handicapped parking spaces due to their disabilities. What about their protection of life? Police and certain security personnel are exempted from 7/10 round magazine restrictions for various reasons. Shouldn't their disability exempt them from 7/10 magazine restrictions?

    I wonder how many of them are NRA members?

    More we look at the 7/10 round magazine restrictions for law abiding citizens, the more ridiculous it gets.
     
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    I think the guy who said ''did Rosa Parks need to move to the front of the bus?'' nailed it. 10x.
     
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