Why You Need A 30 Round Magazine

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In the debate on gun control, all sides have their talking points. One of the favorites of  anti-gun crowd  is magazine size. Progressives often say “Nobody needs a rifle with a 30 round clip”.On the surface this may seem to be a valid point. These guns are powerful and can do great harm in the wrong hands. However the real issue is not need, but whither or not legislators should limit peoples means of defense.

By:  Jakob Renner

This article first appeared at Liberty.Me

Common sense would say that their are secenerios. Where the best defense would be a 30 round magazine especially in cases like Koreatown and the LA riots. In 1992 riots broke out after the verdict in the Rodney King assault case. Resulting in 55 deaths, over 2000 injured and millions of dollars in damage. Koreatown located in Central Los Angeles is home to a number of brick and mortar stores and supermarkets. Making these neighborhoods a prime target for looters.Over 2000 stores were targeted accounting for 45% of total property damage. According to Rose M Kim, looters took advantage of the lack of police intervention at these locations.

“Due to their low social status and language barrier, Korean Americans received very little if any aid or protection from police authorities.[80] David Joo, a manager of the gun store, said, “I want to make it clear that we didn’t open fire first. At that time, four police cars were there. Somebody started to shoot at us. The LAPD ran away in half a second. I never saw such a fast escape. I was pretty disappointed.” Carl Rhyu, a participant in the Korean immigrants’ armed response to the rioting, said, “If it was your own business and your own property, would you be willing to trust it to someone else? We are glad the National Guard is here. They’re good backup. But when our shops were burning we called the police every five minutes; no response.”[79] At a shopping center several miles north of Koreatown, Jay Rhee, who estimated that he and others fired five hundred shots into the ground and air, said, “We have lost our faith in the police. Where were you when we needed you?” Korean Americans were ignored.[citation needed]Koreatown was isolated from South Central Los Angeles, yet despite such exclusion it was the heaviest hit.”

This lack of police support prompted store owners and relatives to form volunteer  militias. That would patrol store rooftops and streets, armed with handguns, shotguns and automatic rifles. One can quite easily see how a 30 round magazine would be appreciated in this situation. Following the riots store owners made it a priority to have Ak-47’s readily available.

Its should be obvious that magazine size has nothing to do with gun violence. If progressives were serious about stemming gun violence the Drug War would be a thing of the past. What they really want is to limit peoples means of self defense. Putting the freedom and well being of others in jeopardy, which cannot be allowed.

This article first appeared at Liberty.Me