Skip to comments.Congressman Says There's No Public Safety Case for Big Magazines
Posted on 01/18/2013 5:29:27 PM PST by John Semmens
Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) made a strenuous argument for limiting the number of bullets a given gun ought to be able to fire before needing to be reloaded.
I find the argument that a person might need more than two or three shots to defend himself from an assailant unconvincing, Nadler said. I mean, if you're that bad of a shot giving you more bullets seems like it would be a greater threat to public safety than if the attacker murders you.
Nadler maintained that a dispassionate look at the numbers is what I'm arguing for. A victim wildly spraying multiple rounds from a high-capacity magazine runs the risk of harming multiple innocent bystanders. Put this next to the prospect of a single victim being harmed by his assailant and I think most would agree with me.
The Congressman pointed out that there's nothing in the magazine size restrictions I am proposing that would prohibit a person from hiring a person trained in the use of firearms to provide armed protection. It would be safer because trained professionals don't need multiple rounds to take down an attacker.
Fortunately, for the vast majority of Americans, trained professionals working as city police are just minutes away in case of emergency, Nadler added. I see no reason to accommodate the paranoid minority who aren't satisfied with the collective security were are already providing.
In related news, Senator Al Franken (D-Minn) sought to counter the NRA's suggestion that we protect our school children from homicidal maniacs by posting armed guards. That would just add more guns to an already volatile situation, Franken asserted. What I propose is that anyone attempting to enter a school with a weapon be required to submit to a battery of mental health tests before being allowed in. That way we could identify those who are dangerous and get them treatment instead of just shooting them like the NRA wants us to do.
if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...
What a complete JAGOFF this joke for a Congressman truly is.
I got all the way to the end without realizing it was satire. The story is completely believable.
Nadler is a real fascist pig ~ obviously there are handicapped folks around who might well need more than 50 rounds to take down a hulking freakshow like himself.
heh. “No ‘nads” Nadler is satire without any help.
“... the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Sounds like this fat bureaucrat wants to infringe.
Why should this man and other bureaucrats have any right to decide the size of gun magazines?
If placed in a life-threatening situation, one tends to have diminished marksmanship. The NYPD proves this all the time.
Having more rounds in a magazine will improve one’s odds of actually hitting what one is shooting at. Duh...it’s not rocket science.
I’m all for limiting the number of words Nadler is allowed to utter in any given day.
He’d still have his First Amendment right, it would just be limited to five words or less.
Jerrold “The Hutt” Nadler and his bodyguards can get rid of all their standard capacity magazines. That’s OK with me.
There's no public safety case for BIG CHEESEBURGERS.
What's a good morbidly obese liberal stomach stapled freak to do when his Bloomberg "god" has outlawed trans-fats and big sodas in NYC?
Betcha he "imports" Philly cheesesteaks under the table from Jersey.
That sounds like something Franken would say.
The flippin’ fascist tyrants in Washington are reason enough for high capacity mags!
Nadler knows BIG
“I got all the way to the end without realizing it was satire. The story is completely believable.”
I had to scroll back up to see.
At what point is something so close to the thruth that it is no longer satire ?
How many bystanders did NY cops shoot last summer to kill one guy, 9?
That occurred to me. Satire should be recognizable as such. This is not.
Well, at least is would keep most politicians and a large number of 'educators' out of the schools.
I think anyone trying to enter Congess be subjected to a battery of mental health tests, Mr. Franken.
Only kidding...or not. :)
Semmens channels Krugman
Another fine column. BTW, John, I do believe that you might have reeled in a near record number of (very nice) folks who sorta skipped past the..."semi-satire" part.
I’m always amazed at how many people get suckered by your posts.
Unless you are using a Ma Deuce, it might take 40 rounds to stop him too.
That would leave Franken as unemployable by any company, much less as a member of congress. Good one again as usual. Sure used some stinky bait to catch the catfish.
So I guess there is no reason for law enforcement to have clips larger than 7 rounds?
John, this is perfect. Do you know how to capture their warped thought processes or what?
Thanks once again for the ping.
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