NEW VIDEO CRUSHES MYTH ABOUT LARGE
CAPACITY MAGAZINES, SAYS CCRKBA
BELLEVUE, WA – A new video obtained by the Citizens Committee for the Right to keep and Bear Arms destroys the myth surrounding so-called “high capacity magazines” by proving that determined shooters using smaller capacity magazines can fire just as fast, and in some cases even faster despite having to reload.
The startling video demonstration, conducted under the supervision of Boone County, Ind. Sheriff Ken Campbell and funded by ArmaLite, “throws cold water on anti-gunners who argue that magazine limitations are necessary to prevent mass shootings,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb. “We are all indebted to ArmaLite for this informative effort.”
“Under Sheriff Campbell’s supervision,” he explained, “two shooters – an experienced man and a novice female – are able to repeatedly fire 30-round shot strings at three targets, using 15-, ten- and six-round magazines, all in under 30 seconds.”
The male demonstrator fired 30 rounds from a pistol, first with two 15-round magazines, in 20.64 seconds, then with three ten-rounders in 18.05 seconds and finally with five six-round magazines in 21.45 seconds. The woman fired the same magazine sequence, with two 15-round magazines in 22.9 seconds, three ten-rounders in 25.51 seconds and the final five six-round magazines in 26.93 seconds.
In addition, the man then fires 20 rounds from an AR-15 rifle using a single magazine, in 12.16 seconds. He then fired 20 rounds using two ten-round magazines in less time, 10.73 seconds!
“Imposing magazine capacity limits creates a horribly false sense of security,” Gottlieb observed. “This video puts the lie to this politically-motivated disarmament strategy.”
Sheriff Campbell notes in the video that, “One of the reasons that the magazine restrictions are being proposed is the perception that if the active shooter has fewer bullets in magazines he will have to reload sooner and this will create an opportunity for someone to tackle him during the reload.”
In a demonstration, that notion is also proven false.
“Magazine capacity limits offer no panacea to the rare mass shootings that have alarmed the country,” Gottlieb said. “It is time to stop this nonsense and expose magazine limits as the monumental fraud they are.”
Gottlieb urged firearms owners to share this important video demonstration with state and federal lawmakers. The video can be found at YouTube at: h* *p://wwwDOTyoutubeDOTcom/watch?v=b2Upjn5DR0o&feature=youtube_gdata_player
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. ccrkbaDOTorg
The video was totally bogus, you ridiculous joke of a loser.
The "test" they assembled had a guy standing stationary, firing at a single target, with all of his clips neatly lined up in a nice little row at chest height so he could quickly pop them in and out.
That is NOT how things would work in real life. A shooter in a school or elsewhere would be on the move, navigating down hallways and through doors, and his spare clips would be stuffed into his pockets, not lined up on a table for him to grab. Moreover, he might need to pause at an inopportune moment, as he rounds a corner or steps into a room, only to find his clip empty. So then he has to fish for the next clip in his pocket. Plus, each ejection and insertion of a clip increased the likelihood of a jammed clip and a misfire of the gun -- all occasions giving time for someone to tackle him.