Skip to comments.Why Does Anybody Need a 30-Round Magazine?
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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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?
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....
Thanks for making me laugh this morning!!!
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.
Because the store was out of 40-round magazines.
To make a 60-round clip by taping two mags back to back, of course.
why is it difi’s business? or anyone elses for that matter?
Why do you need a car that goes over 55 MPH?
It’s not safe to carry 30 rounds lose in your pocket!!!
Because it’s (still) America and if someone wants one, by golly, they should be able to buy one.
Man, that woman irritates me.........
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.
Heard that wasn’t a good thing to do because you’re always shoving dirt, etc into the bottom mag..........Just saying.
A good cup of coffee won’t make you barf like just the thought of a mocha latte will!!!
30 is the largest number such that all co-primes smaller than itself, except for 1, are prime.
Why are people Liberal when a Frontal Lobotomy will do.
Why Does Anybody Need a 30-Round Magazine?
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