Twenty-round "assault clips" of doom!
Or, you know, don’t.
The Brady Campaign’s so-called “assault clips” (Yes. Really. Thirty-seven years of trying to ban guns and they still can’t get the terminology right. (H/T Sebastian)) are common; aside from a handful of states that have their own state-level assault weapons bans on the books (NY, MD, CA, and a few others, I think; most states don’t), you can buy magazines (clips are something completely different!) of any capacity you desire.
Anti-gunners have never been inclined to let the facts get in the way of their cause; even the UN’s data correlating civilian gun ownership with various indices (freedom, suicide, homicide, corruption, and economics) doesn’t jive with their gun control goals.
But who cares about that! There’s blood in the streets, and it’s not going to dance in itself!
An Evil Black Rifle and 30-round "assault clips;" run for the hills!
In addition to the twenty-round magazines above, I also own several thirty-round magazines (at left).
And yet somehow I have managed to resist the mind-control rays emitted by these plastic boxes and metal springs; my “clips” have “assaulted” no one.
I mean, I guess you could really do some damage if you took a full thirty-rounder and beat someone with it; even then, the villain wouldn’t be the magazine. I’ve never shot anyone; I’ve never even pointed one of my guns at anyone (and I hope never to have to).
Hell, I’ve never even been in a fight!
Now, you might say, “But Jared Loughner used thirty-round
magazines assault clips in his pistol! That’s completely different!”
Handguns and rifles are completely different. If someone were so inclined, he could wreak far more havoc with a rifle; they have longer range, and are more powerful than handguns by a significant margin. Of course, rifles are almost impossible to conceal; that’s why Loughner and Cho and the more recent mass shooters have chosen to use them. After all, if you’re going to illegally carry a gun into a victim-disarmament zone, someone might notice that rifle you’ve got slung over your shoulder.
Oh noes! Eighteen-round "assault clips!" They're everywhere!
Don’t worry, though; I have assault clips for my pistol, as well! Sure, they’re not thirty-round magazines like I have for my rifle, or like the extended magazine Loughner used in his Glock, but eighteen-rounds is still nearly twice the arbitrary ten-round limit the anti-gunners have set their sights on.
Banning “assault clips” won’t prevent nutjobs from snapping and going on a rampage; the Rio shooter used a pair of six-shot revolvers and killed twice as many people as Loughner did with his evil assault clips.
The right of self-defense can’t be abrogated by act of congress, or executive order, or even by popular vote.
Amending the Constitution to remove the second amendment wouldn’t abolish the right to bear arms or the right to self-defense, either.
Guns are the most effective method for defending oneself yet invented; like Weerd Beard says, “they’re the greatest force multiplier you can get.”
Firearms allows smaller, weaker people to defend themselves against larger, stronger criminals.
Like the saying goes:
“God created man, but Sam Colt made them equal.”