My main point, of course, was that the NRA is against virtually anything that has so far been proposed by anyone, even from supposed friends of the organization. So to give you the quote about the high capacity magazines that came from the NRA, here is an article about it. The more accurate quote for my post is this: " But the NRA argues that such high-capacity clips are "standard equipment for self-defense handguns and other firearms owned by tens of millions of Americans." "Law-abiding private citizens choose them for many reasons, including the same reason police officers do: to improve their odds in defensive situations," the NRA said. The NRA's statement did not include an example of an situation where an individual acting in self defense would need to get off 30 rounds without reloading."
So I apologize for any confusion. But my main point rests. There is a breeze blowing for dealing with the recent shooting spree in Tucson. The NRA is testing the wind direction and will be against proposals coming from any direction. The gun lobby believes, as do many of the "gun guys" that any restriction on their rights to their guns impose extraordinary burdens on them. Shall we talk about the extraordinary burdens imposed on the families of the victims of the Tucson shooting or for shooting victims all over our country? Or should we conveniently forget about them? Common sense tells us that, in any discussion moving forward, empathy for victims must be a part of the discussion. This video keeps the victims in mind as we move forward.