Actually no. I think for myself and base it on the fundamentals of liberty and rights, for something to be banned within those rights there is a heavy burden of proof that has to be held to account, for instance large magazines are as you've put it and I frankly agree not the tactical advantage the anti-gun side claims them to be, casual shooters as has been pointed out would be better served with banana clips or mid-sized magazines anyway. I don't base rights upon need however.I think you are just toeing the "conservative" line that says our country has to allow everything that is involved with guns. Thats asinine. The 2nd Amendment says nothing of magazine size. Look, I don't think gun laws should change an iota based on this incident. However, I do believe large magazines (over 15 rounds) and Small Arms Protective Inserts for body armor should be outlawed for purchase on the civilian market. There is no practical application for any of it.
I shoot, I understand that you are military and I know that pressure changes aren't as easy as firing range changes however they aren't quite as difficult as you make them out to be. Multiple mags versus large mags is not IMO such a large gap as to require a ban on high capacity.If you think magazine size makes no difference, try something for me. Go buy an AR-15, get your buddy an 9mm pistol, and have him shoot at you while you try to reload. Thats what a criminal would encounter. Trust me, its not easy. We practice mag changes constantly when working up for a deployment. Guess what? I've still screwed them up while getting shot at. The more mag changes you make a criminal execute, the more likely he is to screw up and give cops a chance to maneuver/take a shot at him. Most civilians don't know to take cover while reloading, retain their magazines for future use, or have the skill to keep their eyes on the target while executing their mag change. Imagine if this guy would have only gotten off 15 rounds at a time. He's obviously a medical geek who doesn't even know how to clear a jam on his own weapon. Changing mags for him, with the amount of adrenaline he had going through his system, may have allowed cops (or even a civilian) to take him down. At the least, he would have become frustrated and maybe transitioned to his sidearm. That would have been much better than the AR-15 or shotgun. Don't buy into the party line of "all things gun should be legal".