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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.

Proposal:

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.

Rationale:

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.

More Rationale:

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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