One of the most common avenues of attack for gun control supporters is the attempt to limit the ability of citizens to own the standard-capacity magazines that a given firearm was designed to use.
These opponents of your Second Amendment rights claim that you don’t “need” a standard-capacity magazine, and have pushed some states to adopt arbitrary 15, 10, or even 7 round magazine limits.
The reality of the matter, of course, is that the Second Amendment was intended to ensure that the citizenry always maintained access to arms and accouterments of contemporary military utility, including unrestricted magazines. Thomas Jefferson himself purchased two rifles with detachable 22-round magazines which he sent west with Lewis & Clarke on their famous expedition to the Pacific Ocean and back.
Indeed, Jefferson’s Girandonis might have proved useful in a home invasion that turned into a rolling gun battle early Wednesday morning that saw more than 40 shots fired before arriving police finally brought down an armed home invader.
An armed man was shot and killed by a Fort Worth officer early Wednesday after he exchanged fire with another man and then with police, authorities say.
Fort Worth police responded to a shots fired call shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 200 block of North Retta Street. The victim told police he confronted an armed intruder in his home and was shot in the hand before running out the front door.
“There was a very large active gunfight,” police Sgt. Steve Enright said Wednesday.
Police say the intruder walked out a back entrance and circled around to the front, where he again opened fire on the other man and officers who had arrived at the scene. An unnamed officer returned fire, fatally wounding the intruder. Dozens of bullet casings were strewn around the neighborhood, just northeast of downtown.