What is your opinion of the proposal as a gun enthusiast?
The first thing I noticed is that there was no mention of "assault weapons". Previous magazine limits were buried in the middle of a ban on assault weapons.
It seems that, either they recognize that banning cosmetic features on guns (like a pistol grip on a rifle) will not pass Constitutional muster, or they recognize that the NRA will successfully defeat any federal assault weapons ban.
Anyway, on the large-magazine ban itself, I guess my feelings are mixed. I don't really like it. But on the other hand, unlike measures that seem designed solely to hassle gun owners, this one is aimed at something that might limit some shooting sprees.
So I guess I'll stand neutral on the question of whether it should pass.
But I'll be very surprised if the NRA allows the House of Representatives to pass the bill.