Eighteen AG’s Back Vermont’s Ban On “High Capacity” Magazines
By Cam Edwards
The Vermont State Supreme Court is currently hearing a challenge to the state’s ban on magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition for long guns and fifteen rounds of ammunition for handguns, and a group of 18 anti-gun attorneys general have filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the state’s high court in support of the ban. Maryland’s Attorney General, Brian Frosh, says the only reason why anybody would want to own a “large capacity” magazine is to hurt people.
“Large-capacity magazines have one purpose, to kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of effort by the shooter,” said Attorney General Frosh. “Restricting or banning these types of magazines is a common-sense approach to curbing this violence and, as federal courts have found over and over, does not violate the Constitution.”
Frosh is factually incorrect. The vast majority of Americans who own the magazines he wants to ban will never use them in the commission of a violent crime. They will use them, however, for training, competition, and self-defense. A thirty-round magazine for an AR-15 is in common use for a variety of lawful purposes, as is a 17-round …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms