“A bill is being considered, with some Democratic support, to expand the current magazine limit to 30 rounds,” cbs.local.com reports. Notice the “with some Democratic support” bit. Blogger Dominic Dezzutti is framing the dilemma facing Rocky Mountain State gun rights advocates: support a law doubling the current ammunition magazine capacity limit to 30 rounds or insist on a complete repeal. Funny thing is, Colorado’s Democrat Governor, John Hickenlooper, will probably veto either option – although the Hickester’s done more waffling on gun rights issues than your average Denny’s chef does in a single day. So this is how it looks . . .
Jon Caldara [President of the Independence Institute] sees this as important progress on an issue. It’s not the last step in the battle, but getting the magazine limit doubled is certainly a positive step.
RMGO [Rocky Mountain Gun Owners] couldn’t disagree more. In fact, for the RMGO, it’s either a full repeal of the magazine limit or nothing. So, the RMGO is against the expansion of the limits because it’s not a full repeal.
This battle highlights the question, when is refusing to accept a compromise sticking to your principles and when is it simply cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face?
RMGO has made no secret of its purist principles, but could refusing to support the doubling of the magazine limit to 30 rounds, which is the industry standard for many assault style guns, actually be harmful for its cause?
What’s your take? Should Coloradans stick to their guns, I mean, unlimited ammunition magazines, or compromise to start the roll-back on Colorado’s 15-round magazine limit?