This is what happens when you get your “gun safety” information from The Trace.
Gun enthusiasts say they need the firepower (of new, higher capacity magazines) for entertainment on the firing range.
Paranoid anti-government folks argue they need it to protect against tyranny.
Home-protection buffs believe they need to be armed like Rambo to defend themselves against intruders (though statistics show the presence of guns in the home, no matter the capacity, is much more likely to lead to domestic gun incidents or suicides than to chase off the bad guys).
The reality is that such high-capacity magazines and the weapons they feed were designed for combat and, like the assault-style weapons themselves, have now seeped into civilian use, endangering us all.
It’s insane that elected leaders side with the gun lobby over public safety and common sense. Military-style weapons, including accessories like high-capacity magazines, do not belong in the hands of civilians.