- Posted January 25, 2013 by
Vancouver, British Columbia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Gun control debate: Background checks
Proposed magazine limits have already failed. Read how manufacturers have gotten around this legislation since the 1930's.
If anybody thinks a ban on manufacture of new so called high capacity will actually stop manufacturers from making them will be sadly mistaken. The clue to how this is to be accomplished is on the two right hand pictures.
First of all, internally the military, alphabet agencies and private security firms use the equipment and will do so after the ban goes into effect. Foreign governments and agencies also use the equipment, so manufacture of the equipment will continue, evolve, and always be there.
Secondly, Canada for example has a similar 5 or 10 round magazine restriction. When magazines are shipped there, they have a rivet installed to limit or block the magazine from holding more than the required legal limit. The actual magazine is still built to hold what it was originally designed to hold, but the rivet is an approved international method to restrict capacity.
These magazines are called "Pinned magazines." For example a 5/30 pinned magazine is a magazine originally designed for 30 rounds, but the rivet prevents no more than 5 rounds to be inserted. This modification has been in acceptance since the 1930's.
The following link describes how the home user can pin / unpin his own magazines.
The rivet itself costs less than a penny. Bought in bulk, much less. For the survivalists, when the SHTF, a simple drill will solve the capacity problem. For everybody else, this so called ban won't change what is manufactured, and it will only increase the cost of magazines by a penny if that?
Current terminology being abused.
A magazine with more than a 10 round limit is not considered a high capacity magazine. Pistols that can hold 15 to 19 rounds, that magazines still fits within the grip handle is a standard designed load. For pistols its when the magazine extends out below the hand grip, is when a magazine is considered oversize.
The AR-15, M16 etc, a 30 round magazine is standard size. This capacity came about from the AK-47 having 30 rounds. The M14, this rifle was designed to only hold 20 rounds in the magazine.
All magazines under the proposed will ban will be designated "Pinned" 10/ 30 (or whatever the original design was meant to hold)
What is being sold today will still be on the shelves after any ban is passed.
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