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Old January 4, 2013, 11:01 AM   #2
Gary L. Griffiths
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Don't take me wrong, but the ability to compete in matches under current rules is laughably insignificant when talking about saving the lives of young children.

That's nothing I'd care to advance as an argument against the magazine-limit legislation. I would hang my hat on the original purpose of the 2nd Amendment being to promote marksmanship with military-type weapons, and the possession of "high-capacity" magazines giving citizens some degree of parity with soldiers of an invading nation, or our national government turned tyrannical.
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