cmaldoon wrote:We know that the shooter had 3 guns, 1 rifle and 2 pistols.
No, in fact we don't know that with any certainty. We just know that the same media asswipes who got EVERYTHING else wrong said those things and then said other people said them.
It's ALL speculation and conjecture even today.
It has been said that the majority of the shots came from the rifle
which had a 30 round clip and he had more clips with him. I think that it is reasonable to carry logic forward that having smaller clips would have lengthened the amount of time it would have taken the shooter to fire the number of rounds he did. From that we can also reasonably make the assertion that if the outcome would have changed in any way, that it would most likely have resulted in fewer deaths.
*First, major thing if you ever want anyone who knows ANYTHING about guns to take you serious- it's a magazine not a "clip"*
I seriously doubt the 2-3 seconds to change mags while you have 2 other weapons (as was reported, right?) would have changed anything. If there is someone shooting back at you, things are different. A buncha kindergartners are not going to take down a gunman while he changes magazines. It's not the changing of the mags that is the problem its the-
The next question becomes: Why does anyone need more than 10 rounds in their clip and does the benefits outweigh the negative impacts?
herculean pain in the ass of loading magazines that make 10 round mags a pain. Big magazines are simply more convenient for all of the lawful uses of a gun.
And since 99.99999999999999999999998% of all bullets fired from a gun are done so lawfully, that makes a huge difference.
That said, I think most people are fine with a 30rd limit as a compromise.
Remember assault rifles and all other select fire (read automatic or burst capable) weapons are highly regulated and for all intents and purposes just don't exist in civilian hands (legal ones cost 10's of thousands of dollars).
Clip sizes are just one small part of a larger set of fixes that would need to take place though.
The thing is that "clip size restrictions" (mag...) wouldn't have had much of an effect if in fact the guy was using 30rd mags vs a bunch of 10's. I don't think he was the type to declare loading them 'too tedious' and just given up.
I really wish people could at least try to wait until we have some real solid facts to work with, and then actually worried abotu how we could prevent this from happneing in the future. Instead we have this kind of asshattery.
Small magazines definitely wouldn't have helped as much as having allowed specially trained teachers and administrators to carry concealed weapons on school grounds, or having an armed cop at the school.
Or, you know, getting this guy help before he stole moms guns and took almost 30 lives...