New York Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy’s bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines—10 years for 11 rounds or more—is going nowhere fast. But it has provided a new talking point for gun control advocates, like New Yorkers Against Gun Violence’s Jackie Hilly writing for lohud.com. “Our American dream is dying. Fully loaded, rapid-fire weapons are killing our hopes and our futures . . . Originally designed as a weapon of war, high-capacity magazines will make any killing spree more lethal . . .
One simple way to prevent future slaughter is to pass HR 308/S32 legislation sponsored by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., and Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J . . . Every member of New York’s congressional delegation should support the McCarthy/Lautenberg bill by becoming a co-sponsor. New York has one of the lowest rates of gun deaths in the country, and, not coincidentally, has a strong background-check system and a ban of high-capacity magazines since 1994.
Not so not coincidentally, methinks. But one spree killing can ruin your whole American Dream, apparently.
We all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but can only realize our dreams if we live in a safe country, where dangerous people cannot massacre us or our loved ones with high capacity magazines on bright Saturday mornings.
Note: high capacity magazines don’t kill people. An insane man with a gun with a high-capacity magazine killed people. As can an insane man with a gun without a high-capacity magazine. As can an insane man without a gun without a high capacity magazine. Just sayin’ . . .