If I were a little smarter, I would just sit quietly and let this gun control hysteria run its course. Yeah, I own some guns, and no, I am not worried about anybody taking them away from me. But new legislation coming down on us from Washington? Possibly.
Two hot phrases are “assault rifles” and “high capacity magazines.” Isn’t the definition of an assault rifle a gun that is automatic or semi-automatic and has a large capacity magazine?
Automatics are already tightly regulated. If you have a semi-automatic rifle and a normal capacity magazine, 10 rounds or less, will that take it out of the “assault” category? There are many such rifles on the market and in use for hunting. One illustration is the Ruger Mini-14 Rancher. The standard model has a 5-round magazine. The “Tactical” version has a 20-round magazine.