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A failure to lead: NYPD reluctant in seeking ban sales of gun magazines to civilians
NY Post ^ | January 13, 2011

Posted on 01/14/2011 2:20:24 PM PST by lowbridge

The NYPD's reluctance to take the lead in seeking to ban sales of high- capacity gun magazines to civilians is a disappointment.

As is Mayor Bloomberg's ambivalence to the notion.

As we noted yesterday, the 30-round magazine that Jared Lee Loughner employed to create so much carnage last Saturday has no civilian utility.

And Glock simply shouldn't be selling them. Period.

Thus it makes perfect sense for the NYPD and other urban police departments to simply stop buying Glock sidearms until the company pulls them off the market.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; glock; newyork; reichstagfire

1 posted on 01/14/2011 2:20:28 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Regarding Obama, guns, and all standard-capacity magazines:

He’s coming to take them away, Ha-ha!
He’s coming to take them away!

THAT is what Obama meant by the wildly-cheered code words in his Tucson speech: “We should be willing to challenge old assumptions in order to lessen the prospects of violence in the future.” aka Gun BANS!


2 posted on 01/14/2011 2:22:25 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: lowbridge

Dead tree newspaper have no utlity at all.
NYC should ban print publications in the name of the envronment.


3 posted on 01/14/2011 2:22:25 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: lowbridge

Every American SHOULD have high capcity mags to protect their homes for when the lights go out and the cops are busy looting Walmart.


4 posted on 01/14/2011 2:22:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Every American SHOULD have high capcity mags to protect their homes for when the lights go out and the cops are busy looting Walmart.

Gads, the quality of early posts on the new threads today is simply on a hyperbolic trajectory upward. I'm not even going to try to keep up. I'll just pour another brandy and giggle like a noob.

Kudos.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

5 posted on 01/14/2011 2:26:32 PM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: BenLurkin

who is this foppish NY Post know nothing liberal POS columnist to tell me what has civilian utility?

I figure the heat will die down in a few weeks and when it does Im going to buy 3-4 more happy sticks to go with the 2 I currently possess.


6 posted on 01/14/2011 2:28:56 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: The Comedian

That whole Katrina thing just never goes away.


7 posted on 01/14/2011 2:30:32 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: lowbridge

Does this fsckwit know many many more people make mags than guns? For all I know, Glock doesn’t even make hicap mags and the one the idiot used in Tucson is already an aftermarket unit. Then these idiots would be blackmailing Glock over something they’re not even doing. Typical liberals.


8 posted on 01/14/2011 2:32:36 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: lowbridge

I just ordered several 30 round AR-15 magazines... Thanks for the reminder.


9 posted on 01/14/2011 2:37:08 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: lowbridge
Thus it makes perfect sense for the NYPD and other urban police departments to simply stop buying Glock sidearms until the company pulls them off the market.

In other words, it doesn't matter if Glock makes the best firearms, the most cost-effective firearms, or both. The A-hole who wrote this piece for the New York Post wants the City of New York to stop buying them -- for the sole purpose of making a political statement that might make no sense from a financial standpoint and/or a police safety standpoint.

10 posted on 01/14/2011 2:37:16 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: maddog55

I’d rather you blame Palin ;-)


11 posted on 01/14/2011 2:39:26 PM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Still Thinking

Check the Glock website. They offer 33 round mags for 9MM.


12 posted on 01/14/2011 2:50:05 PM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: lowbridge

“Thus it makes perfect sense”....if you sniff your own flatulence.


13 posted on 01/14/2011 3:05:53 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: lowbridge
As we noted yesterday

"We"??? Who's "we", and what is their expertise to pass judgment on the utility of 30 round capacity magazines?

14 posted on 01/14/2011 3:10:21 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: The Comedian

The 30 round magazines are for zombie control ...


15 posted on 01/14/2011 3:11:16 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Still Thinking
fsckwit

He file system certainly needs to be checked ... his allocation table is corrupted.

16 posted on 01/14/2011 3:12:23 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: lowbridge
I think that it should be the other way around! If a city or state has draconian gun control laws, the manufacturers should refuse to sell to them, disarming the law enforcement agencies.

I really applaud Ronnie Barret and his decision to no longer sell or service weapons to any law enforcement agency in CA due to their banning of .50 cal weapons.

Mark

17 posted on 01/14/2011 4:02:29 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: ArrogantBustard

;-) Yes it is.


18 posted on 01/14/2011 4:26:27 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: lowbridge

>>>And Glock simply shouldn’t be selling them. Period.

Says who?


19 posted on 01/14/2011 10:03:41 PM PST by scott7278 ( "...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: scott7278

Gun and ammunition manufacturers and suppliers of parts and accessories should cutoff all sales and product support for any municipality that tries to restrict citizen’s RKBA.

As far as NYC is concerned: 1) no new sales, 2) no magazines (factory or aftermarket), 3) no spare parts, 4) no training for NYPD armorers, 5) no further ammunition sales by ANY supplier.

Let NYC figure out what to do when the ammo dries up, their sidearms break, and they have to start cannibalizing what’s left to service the working cop’s sidearms.


20 posted on 01/15/2011 3:25:59 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: lowbridge

We should ban government. It has no civilian utility except to take our taxes and make our lives miserable.


21 posted on 01/15/2011 5:53:36 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: lowbridge

***As we noted yesterday, the 30-round magazine that Jared Lee Loughner employed to create so much carnage last Saturday has no civilian utility.***

Nothing but an attempted gun grab. Patrick Sherrill, armed with two Natonal Guard issued .45 ACP pistols (7 round magazines each) killed 14 people at the post office in Edmond, OK in 1986.

He obviously didn’t need a 30 round magazine to do his dirty work.


22 posted on 01/16/2011 2:39:05 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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