This post is a bit late, but after seeing our President address the nation at the memorial service for the fallen and injured in the wake of the attack at the Safeway in Tuscon, Arizona, I would like to drop all divisive rhetoric. I will say that I do honor my president, I think he is a great man. If there are times when he has disappointed me, I speak out, but this is not one of those times. He has instructed me, us, all of us, not to use this event to polarize the country. I listened. I hope we all listened.
I do believe that we can come together as a country and pass legislation to ban these high capacity magazines. I strongly believe that this could saves lives and if just one life were to be spared as a result of this legislation, it would be in the name of Christine Taylor Green, and all the other lives that were taken out that day.
Let me state this as clearly as I can using the following conditional statements:
If a gun had more rounds of ammunition, it could kill more people. This statement is true. If you had a counter-example to prove it false, I would love to hear it!
On the other hand, the converse of this statement: If more people were killed, then the gun used had more rounds of ammunition, is clearly false. There are an endless amount of counter examples that can prove it to be false, such as the skill level of the shooters ability to change magazines, etc. You can find counter examples all over the internet.
The original statement, not this false one, is the only argument required, in my opinion, to remove these magazines from the market. If even one
more life could
be taken using high round magazines, if even one persons liberty could
be taken away at the expense of the freedom of their shooter, than this argument is enough to ban this high capacity magazine. If you disagree, tell me how many people is your limit? Is it ok if only 5 more people could be killed? 10? I say 1, just one life, is enough to ban these magazines.
You see, I am pro-life.