None of the current “solutions” that are being pushed by the gun control industry, the media or politicians would do anything to stop mass shootings in this country. But they already know that. They’re not intended to prevent mass shootings. They’re just more steps along the road to eventually outlawing civilian firearm ownership in America.
This brings us to another ineffective and misguided proposal: a ban on high-capacity magazines. The attacker in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people with 15 ten-round magazines and not a single high-capacity magazine.
People sometimes ask why anyone would need a magazine with a capacity greater than 10 rounds, but if six brave, well-trained police officers required 58 rounds to stop the shooter in Dayton, it would be unreasonable to think that civilians with less training would need only 10 rounds or less to stop an attacker at their home.
Universal background checks, red flag laws and the so-called assault weapons ban all have two things in common: They won’t stop mass public shootings, and they will infringe on constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.
By keeping civilians from providing for their own protection and by causing those who need mental health care not to seek it, these laws will only make the current situation worse.
– Reps. Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Jim Jordon (Oh.) in Why red flag laws, background checks and an assault weapons ban won’t stop mass shootings