So sayeth Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck at a news conference, attended by nbclosangeles.com [not shown]. “Adding that the clips transform a gun ‘into a weapon of mass death rather than a home-protection-type device.'” And so Chief Beck has thrown his support behind the proposed federal ban on high-capacity firearms magazines, which would set an 10-year prison sentence for possessing a magazine that holds more than ten rounds. Why, you ask, is Beck putting his name down as a gun grabber? Because he’s at the beck and call of California’s liberal base, who must approve before Charlie can move [further] into the political realm.