From HotAir, Dems offer gun-control amendment to cybersecurity bill,
You didn’t think Congress would do nothing after the Aurora shooting, did you — especially the Democrat-controlled Senate? Fueled by the detail that the AR-15 (not an AK-47) used in the massacre had a high-capacity drum magazine — which jammed — Senate Democrats have offered an amendment to the pending cybersecurity bill that would ban possession of magazines past a maximum 10-round capacity:
That's right, the old 10 round maximum capacity fallacy. For some reason, anti-2nd Amendment folks seem to think that a major contributor to mass shooting deaths is the fact that semi-automatic firearm magazines can hold a lot of rounds of ammunition. Well, certainly it's easier to attack more people with a magazine fed firearm than with a Kentucky Long Rifle (single ball fed system); and, conversely, it's easier to defend oneself and one's family with a magazine fed firearm than with a Kentucky Long Rife. But the real issue is not how many rounds a criminal has available to his use, but the proficiency of one's firearm handling skills (and, it should be added, the mechanical efficiency of the firearm itself - it seems that the large capacity AR-15 magazine used in the Aurora killings caused the rifle to jam).
Case in point, the following video of a magazine exchange - that from an empty one to a fully loaded one - with a semi-automatic handgun. Note that the time the gun went from "empty" to "loaded" is 2.47 seconds.