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Bloomberg: Large Magazines Save Lives

He’s speaking in the context of police officers, who everyone know have magical training, but he admits it, whether he cares to or not. That’s also an implicit admission that guns, including magazines that hold more than ten rounds, can contribute to public safety.

But, I suppose, only when they are in the hands of police, who have magical abilities the rest of us can’t possibly possess, if you ask our opponents. If your hands, they are only used for murdering as many people as fast as possible. Think for a minute about what you have to think about your fellow citizens to believe such nonsense.

13 Responses to “Bloomberg: Large Magazines Save Lives”

  1. Dannytheman says:

    I am not bragging here, but I would be willing to bet I have more gun training and shooting skills than 90 to 95% of the officers on the street do.
    But to ever make cops a higher level of citizen based on a job held or oath taken? Not me.
    I also will openly admit I do not have one magazine capable of holding more than 20 rounds.

  2. RRRoark says:

    I shot PPP (NOPD Reserve) and IPSC in the late ’70s through the ’80s and I can guarantee that the vast majority of active duty police can’t shoot very well unless they spend some time competing (which most didn’t). I think it has to do with shooting through adrenal rushes.

    When an elected official goes in this direction, I can’t help but think of Ron White’s “Cops” routine that ends with, “They didn’t even hit the f**king Suburban.”

  3. Freiheit says:

    “I also will openly admit I do not have one magazine capable of holding more than 20 rounds.”

    Of course not, you should always have at LEAST two because those longer springs wear out. :D

  4. DirtCrashr says:

    I think this Bloomberg sound-bite needs to be repeated loud and wide.

  5. Seems that we are the ones that should be exempted and the police barred from high caps.

    I propose the Barney Fife bill in it’s place.

    http://wherespatton.blogspot.com/2011/01/high-cap-mag-legislation-news.html

  6. Harry Schell says:

    If all hi-cap magazines and M16/M4 weapons are only good for killing lots of people quickly, I dunno that I feel quite comfortable looking at the local motorcycle cops with 3-5 such magazines for their sidearm and an M4 carbine with several extra 30-round magazines in a scabbard on the bike.

    If they figure that much firepower is required, and their job is to put down lots of people quick, seems to me I better carry meself and watch those guys as a paranoid watches his enemies.

  7. Ian Argent says:

    I had a look at the NJ police qual course, and, quite frankly, the idea that cops have “superior skills” is just plain laughable. Some of the e-postals I’ve shot are harder than any of the stages in the polic equal.

  8. Wes says:

    Speaking of magical police training, my brother was in the Marines for five years, and I asked him how often he shot his rifle after boot camp. He said he pretty much only shot it once a year to re-qualify. He was an electronics guy, but just sayin’. He shoots way more now than he ever did then.

    On Steven Seagal: Lawman, (shut up! It’s a good show!), there’s been a couple episodes where he’s helped his police department officers with their yearly qualifying. Let’s just say Steven Seagal knows how to shoot a gun and some other officers, um, might need a little more practice.

  9. Sendarius says:

    If police firearms training is so magically wonderful as to impart god-like life-saving skills, then why is it not made available to the public?

    I believe that it is even EXPLICITLY PROHIBITED TO NON-POLICE in some jurisdictions.

    If it really is so good, make it part of the “training requirement” for CCW. Surely that would solve the entire issue.

  10. Sendarius says:

    PS. We REALLY need a sarcasm font.

  11. Spade says:

    A buddy of mine who is a serious shooter is NYPD. After hearing his stories I find the idea of most of them being magically better shots hilarious.

  12. johnnyreb says:

    Remember, that AR15 that the police carry is a “patrol rifle”, while the one in your closet is an “assault weapon”. This reminds me of the phrase “one may call a dog a cat, but it does not make it so”…

  13. Chas says:

    “If police firearms training is so magically wonderful as to impart god-like life-saving skills, then why is it not made available to the public?”

    Markie Marxist sez: “When our Marxist/warrior/hero/criminals attack, private citizens aren’t supposed to shoot back, they’re supposed to die! It’s just common communist sense that way.”

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