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Why Does Anybody Need a 30-Round Magazine?
American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2013 | William A. Levinson

Posted on 01/02/2013 11:52:28 PM PST by neverdem

Senator Dianne Feinstein's latest divide-and-conquer attack on the Second Amendment has made even Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) a sucker for the argument that private citizens do not need high-capacity magazines. These include not only 30-round rifle magazines, but 17-round magazines for handguns like the Glock.

Why does anybody need a high capacity magazine? If Senator Manchin were to educate himself by, for example, attending Front Sight's four-day defensive handgun class, he would learn the two primary answers:

(1) Failure to stop the aggressor, and

(2) Multiple aggressors

Failure to Stop

The classic .38 caliber revolver, with a capacity of six rounds, was the standard sidearm of the United States Army during the Moro insurrection in the Philippines. The Army found at least one dead Army officer with an empty sidearm, and his head split open by a machete or similar weapon. They also found the soldier's killer, who had finally bled to death. Six rounds of .38 were therefore not enough to convince even one determined attacker.

Police instructor Masaad Ayoob's The Truth About Self Protection adds an incident in which a female police officer saw a crazed gunman murder a woman, who then shot her as well before she could do anything. "She lay helpless as she watched a neighbor empty a .22 rifle into the killer; the neighbor then had to club the madman down with the empty rifle, again and again, before he succumbed."

Ayoob does not report the size of the .22's magazine, but the Moro insurrection exemplifies why even a 30-round rifle clip might not be enough to stop a crazed and determined attacker, such as one hopped up on a drug like PCP. "He had 32 Krag balls through him and was only stopped by the 33rd bullet -- a Colt .45 slug through..."...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 30round; banglist; fromeachaccording; governmentuberalles; guncontrol; magazine; toeachaccording; whydoesanybodyneed
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1 posted on 01/02/2013 11:52:36 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Why does anyone need a mocha latte when a cup of coffee will do. Why does anyone need designer clothes when a t shirt and jeans will do?


2 posted on 01/02/2013 11:58:21 PM PST by Daralundy
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To: neverdem

And that is why I prefer .45 230grain JHP by Hornady and .308 whatever.

They both make what look like about the same size hole going in as a .223/556 or .38, .40, or 9mm but the hole on the other side makes a huge mess....


3 posted on 01/03/2013 12:00:18 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Daralundy

Thanks for making me laugh this morning!!!


4 posted on 01/03/2013 12:02:44 AM PST by gattaca ("Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan)
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To: neverdem
Some people need more killin than others.

I think the most obvious answer is multiple perps. It might look bad if I empty 6 shots into a perp and then have to cut his throat. What if i miss 3-4 times? There are many answers. I know in my life I don't feel good hog hunting without 20 rounds minimum. Sometimes they just keep coming. Hitting a moving target that wants to eat you sometimes takes a couple of rounds. Besides, shooting 1 hog when there are 12 just makes you want to fill your freezer more.

5 posted on 01/03/2013 12:02:44 AM PST by chuckles
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To: neverdem
Why Does Anybody Need a 30-Round Magazine?

Because the store was out of 40-round magazines.

6 posted on 01/03/2013 12:03:16 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun
Why Does Anybody Need a 30-Round Magazine?

To make a 60-round clip by taping two mags back to back, of course.

7 posted on 01/03/2013 12:10:08 AM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: neverdem

why is it difi’s business? or anyone elses for that matter?


8 posted on 01/03/2013 12:12:55 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Daralundy
Yes! We need to STOP trying to make excuses for our rights! Why do we need a 30 round clip?

Why do you need a car that goes over 55 MPH?

9 posted on 01/03/2013 12:13:11 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: neverdem

It’s not safe to carry 30 rounds lose in your pocket!!!


10 posted on 01/03/2013 12:13:32 AM PST by dalereed
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To: neverdem

Because it’s (still) America and if someone wants one, by golly, they should be able to buy one.

Man, that woman irritates me.........


11 posted on 01/03/2013 12:13:52 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: neverdem
The classic .38 caliber revolver, with a capacity of six rounds, was the standard sidearm of the United States Army during the Moro insurrection in the Philippines. The Army found at least one dead Army officer with an empty sidearm, and his head split open by a machete or similar weapon. They also found the soldier's killer, who had finally bled to death. Six rounds of .38 were therefore not enough to convince even one determined attacker.

One Vietnam veteran I served with in the Marines was a young private in Vietnam, and one night he was on post at the wire with an older sergeant. All was quiet and the sergeant was dozing. Suddenly a screaming VC guerrilla ran through the wire spraying automatic fire. The private shot him numerous times but it didn't seem to slow the attacker down. This was during the Tet (a Vietnamese holiday time, the lunar new year) and the VC was drugged high as a kite and on a suicide mission with tourniquets tied on all his limbs to prevent bleeding out.

Anyway, the scared private turned to the sergeant and said, "He's still coming at us!" The sergeant calmly took aim with his M-203 (an M-16 with attached grenade launcher) and hit the attacker square in the chest with a grenade. End of attacker.

12 posted on 01/03/2013 12:14:27 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: imardmd1

Heard that wasn’t a good thing to do because you’re always shoving dirt, etc into the bottom mag..........Just saying.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 12:15:24 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Daralundy

A good cup of coffee won’t make you barf like just the thought of a mocha latte will!!!


14 posted on 01/03/2013 12:16:26 AM PST by dalereed
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To: neverdem

30 is the largest number such that all co-primes smaller than itself, except for 1, are prime.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 12:20:25 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

*bimp*

16 posted on 01/03/2013 12:24:45 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: neverdem

Why are people Liberal when a Frontal Lobotomy will do.


17 posted on 01/03/2013 12:28:25 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I don't Trust a Government that doesn't Trust me. How about you Comrade?)
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To: neverdem

Why Does Anybody Need a 30-Round Magazine?

Some times there’s just no explaining love.


18 posted on 01/03/2013 12:32:31 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Classical Mechanics
19 posted on 01/03/2013 12:45:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LOL!


20 posted on 01/03/2013 12:52:28 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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