COLUMN: Magazine limit bad for disabled | Sports
After this final election, it looks like “Uncle Joe” and his socialist thugs are in full control of the country. Like the biblical dog returning to its vomit, they are repeating extreme gun control and other devious methods of citizen control for our country.
Again, one of the items on the agenda is magazine capacity. As if those real shooters with evil in their hearts couldn’t learn how to perform tactical reloads. Or for the common people, quickly swap an empty magazine for a full one to continue their carnage. Another law that only law-abiding citizens will obey. That story of anti-gun politicians practicing band-aid therapy for sucking chest wounds by exceeding the magazine’s capacity limits goes back several decades. It’s all political bullshit from the Democratic Party.
For your information, during the ancient inconvenience in Southeast Asia that removed nearly 50,000 young people and more than 2 million different soldiers and civilians from several communist countries from their populations, we were introduced to the M-16. As the Air Force Mobile Forward Support Unit, our small group of stalwarts were among the first to be armed with the magical and mystical (according to anti-weapon politicians and non-weapon politicians) real Matty Mattel miracle weapons, the M-. 16, a modified version of the AR-15. It is now called the modern sport rifle in a semi-automatic form.
Unlike the news, the AR designation doesn’t mean an automatic rifle. It means Armalite Rifle, named after the makers of the weapon.
We got 20 round magazines to fight with. But we, the American military, and used to being dumped by our own government, have found that the unique design of the M-16 allows us to glue three magazines together, one face up and two face down, to give us virtual instant access to a capacity of 60 rounds. Most guys carried several of these improvised hi-cap magazines. You know, just in case. It didn’t take a genius.
But let’s look at this matter of restricted capacity magazines for semi-automatic firearms from a different angle than that of the endangered civilian. These firearms, both pistol and rifle, can be supplied with magazines or loaded with ammunition that hold as little as five rounds or up to 50 rounds. Unless it is a Class III firearm, Class III firearms are severely restricted and have been used for decades) and just as the military can fire fully automatically, it still has to be fired with a single trigger for each shot, just like a 1911 semi-automatic Colt or a Glock style pistol.
Yes, there are modifications that can be made by a gunsmith, but just like mass murder or murder, they are already illegal.
Most of us, as non-police or non-military, will never need more than a nominal amount of ammunition to discourage the bastards, say the puppet masters. Unfortunately, those black-clad ANTIFA thugs that are wreaking havoc these days, like hungry wolves, tend to attack in packs. They apparently believe that the sheer power of numbers will carry the day for their malevolent madness.
So what happens when you have to defend your family and home against multiple criminals at the same time? Or what if there is a riot on the streets, like the recent Seattle, and you just want to go home, where it should be safe? Or maybe you and your kids are huddled behind a table in a mall that these idiots are terrorizing?
What if you have personal physical challenges that limit your ability to defend yourself? What if you are wheelchair bound? What if you only use one arm? Most people do not have a disability or have a personal relationship with someone who seldom thinks of who they are.
What if you’re a disadvantaged veteran with a leg and part of an arm blown off by an IED in the sandpit, and you’re in a big store shopping with the mom of your kids and little ones when someone moves out? a shotgun and randomly starts shooting goods on the shelves. You and your family need to find a safe place quickly, and if all you have is a politically correct 10-round Glock and no fully loaded spare magazine to defend your family, you have a problem.
Depending on the degree of handicap, these magazine changes can take from a little slower than normal to impossible. Still think 18-round magazine capacity is too much for civilians? Granted, the anti-gun politicians and their cadre of cowards who follow them like homeless groupies couldn’t care less about your survival, especially if you’re a conservative with an opinion on self-defense, largely because your hired muscles add extra Wear firepower because your precious skin is special.
Regardless of and contrary to popular socialist beliefs and propaganda regarding an individual’s right to personal survival, however, many of us believe that not only do you have the right to fight, but you are obliged by the Creator for your own life and for that too fight your family. And our Constitution gives us that choice when we have to, and at least for now, removes the decision from the purview of a commie politician.
Personally, I’ve seen some wheelchair users with one hand sticking their gun between their knees and holding it there while they charge their pistol with their good hand. It’s not something you can do in a nanosecond. It takes a few seconds. Granted, it’s a practiced skill. I imagine there are other methods that I am not familiar with because I have not been exposed to them. I just know that a lot of challenged people like to shoot guns and compete with others in the various disciplines. Unfortunately, like the American mainstream, most physically challenged people do not make practicing life saving skills a daily routine.
It’s like all those handicapped parking spaces in public places. Fifty years ago who knew we needed them? That all started to change when the Nam warriors came back with disabled injuries and fed up with ignorance of the problems they were facing just to keep them going. They were used to being betrayed by the powers that be and set out to change the status quo. And did it for her credit. Most of time.
Since most of us were not confined to a wheelchair, or lived our lives with a disability or an intense personal handicap, we never had a chance to think about it. Just like electric, eye-operated opening doors and sloping entrances to the sidewalk at intersections. All a bit frivolous, unless you happen to have a physical challenge where these things are essential to your wellbeing. All of this makes a ban on high capacity gun magazines not only stupid but also discriminatory. After all, disabled people, or in the right dictionary, physically disabled people have the right to be as comfortable around them as anyone else, and we must stop averting our eyes.
So let’s say Biden and the company decide to pass laws that severely limit the capacity of the firearms magazine, both for long guns and pistols. Not only is this another back street to complete control over citizens, but this is Congress spitting in the face of those who better deserve to be physically disabled. On the other hand, it does not matter with the communists, socialists and liberals with an aggressive tendency.
And you thought it could never happen here in the good old USA?