PRIVATE SECTOR FIREARM MAGAZINES SHOULD HOLD NO MORE THAN EIGHT ROUNDS
To date, those in charge of public safety, have not come up with a solution to mass murder shootings.
If private sector firearm magazines are limited to holding no more than eight rounds, casualties in mass murder shootings will be reduced.
Make It illegal to buy, sell, or possess a firearm magazine in the private sector* that holds more than eight rounds. Also, make it illegal in the private sector* to fail to report the possession of such a magazine by a private sector* person.
*private sector = non military or police.
The proposal limits a shooter from firing more than eight rounds without first reloading, or switching to another firearm having the same limitation. Both actions take time, and increase the chance of a mistake being made in reloading or firearm handling. The proposal also increases the chance of the prey escaping.
The 1911 handgun was the official sidearm of US forces from 1911 to 1986, and is still used by some military and police units. The 1911 had/has a capacity of seven rounds, which was sufficient for military and police use.
The M1 Garand was the standard rifle used in WWII and Korea. It had/has a magazine capacity of eight rounds, which was sufficient for military use.
Eight is enough.
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