Well, with private dealers going to every gunshow and they don't have to do back ground checks then it's a loophole that should be closed....I have mixed feelings about the "gun show loophole" since it really isn't even about gun shows, but a private transaction between two people. My understanding is that it does not counter any law regarding the authorization to own a gun, permit, license, or whatever.
•Gun Shows and private gun sales: Gun shows have been called “Tupperware parties for criminals” because they attract large numbers of prohibited buyers. A loophole in federal law allows unlicensed or “private” sellers, many of whom work out of gun shows, to lawfully sell or transfer guns without conducting a criminal background check. Gun show dealers have been known to advertise to criminals with signs that read “no background checks required here.”
Fact Sheet: Illegal gun trafficking arms criminals & youth « Gun Victims Action Council
What, are you going to take on the mob or MS13? If you have to defend yourself against 30 people then you have a lot more problems than just defending yourself against a home invasion.If you can't defend yourself with 5 or 10 rounds against 30 people, then you shouldn't take advice from others about clip sizes. I believe that people have the right to irrational fears as well as real ones and if that's what they want to have, then it is none of my business. If they break the law, then I expect government to enforce the law. If the numbers that you post are correct, and I have no reason to believe they aren't, then government officials should be prosecuted.
If someone has irrational fears around me, I'm going to make it my business and find out just how irrational they are. People not doing anything when they notice someone acting irrationally is exactly how a lot of these mass murders were allowed to occur.
To answer yours, who are we HURTING by imposing limited clip capacities? I honestly don't know. To me, it seems like having five 12 round clips is pretty close to the same as having two 30 round clips, in terms of capacity to murder. Doesn't seem like it would take too long to swap clips, specially in an environment where no one is shooting back at you. But then, what, exactly, are high capacity clips for? What's the purpose of a 100 round drum?
Personally? I'm hoping technology will get us out of this mess. Guns that recognize fingerprints...crap like that.
"...There were voting issues in November in numerous states. Some Miami-Dade County, Fla., voters, in line at the 7 p.m. poll closing time, didn't cast their ballots until after 1 a.m. Democratic operatives brought pizza to keep them from leaving.
There were long lines in several urban Tennessee counties and in South Carolina. In some places in Virginia, final votes were not cast until after 11 p.m. Long lines also were reported in Rhode Island, Montana and other states.....
Voting Problems To Be Examined By Congress
Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on voter suppression - latimes.com
YOU used the 'justification' of the unorganized militia but that was defined with an age limit. What say you? When you are no longer part of that untrained, unorganized, unaccountable mass do you turn in the weapons?
We have had so few terrorist attacks most of us can't name the date of the first World Trade Center attack or the biggest citizen attack on a Gubmint building yet go to the airport and see all manner of security measures. it isn't the number of attacks, it is the brutality, the old NRA talking points won't hold this time. The NRA shills can't use the same tired arguments.
As for 'them' restricting mag cap to below 20, (like BushI did) yes I will stand up. The Supreme Court has said reasonable restrictions- 20 round max cap is reasonable.
As much as many like to rant the true power lies in the vote. Not our firearms, not online ranting... the ballot box.