When it comes to reason and logic, gun control advocates ain’t got game. For example, the anti-gun lobby’s rationale for restricting ammunition magazine capacity—madmen will pause to reload—singularly ignores the easy availability of “high capacity” magazines for criminals, the ease with which spree killers swap magazines (e.g. Virginia Tech) and the benefits of maximum magazine capacity for armed defenders. Yes, there is that. People who wish to defend themselves with whatever firearms they choose are America’s new “silent majority.” Only we’re not so silent these days. Yes but—gun rights advocates’ testimony doesn’t have anywhere near the oomph of the ballistically bereaved. Is it wrong to hope that there’s a point after which the misguided lobbying of the bloody shirt brigade loses its ability to influence the public? Are we reaching that point?