Magazine Size Matters: Republicans and the gun marketing group, the NRA, would like to brand the magazine size issue silly and irrelevant. Changing a magazine by a rabid gun owner is so fast and flawless that nothing could ever go wrong.
Yet Adam Lanza left all of his 10 round magazines home and the took the 30 rounders instead. Why was that? Rachel Maddow highlights why magazine size matters.
We also have to stop gun enthusiasts from insulting our intelligence when they make the idiot claim that changing a magazine doesn't break the stream of gunfire long enough for someone to escape or stop the gunman. We should no longer tolerate this dumbing down of the American public.
With threats of a Senate filibuster, and the likelihood of the House shelving the legislation, Republicans are more than willing to make it legal for criminals and the mentally ill to buy guns via the gun show loophole. President Obama is well aware of the right wing threat:
Maybe their idea of freedom would be to remove all the laws that aren't perfect, that don't completely stop bank robberies, speeding, adding toxic chemicals to the food we eat, manufacturing dangerous products, loosening workplace safety, freeing up school curricula etc.
I ran into a conservative friend yesterday who believed the lie about the Second Amendment being necessary to overthrow an out-of-control U.S. government. Funny, the whole constitution pretty much prevents that from happening, that's why it's such a well crafted document. Gun confiscation is impossible because of the amendment they talk so much about protecting. So what the hell's the beef?