As for large-capacity magazines “not used for hunting,” I fail to see his point. Scientific studies and real-world, after-the-fact investigations reveal that when a violent encounter occurs, accuracy suffers. Adrenaline, moving targets, multiple targets, etc., would explain this. All the shooting practice in the world cannot take away the need for more rounds, and quickly, when needed.
Even the term “used for hunting” is apples and oranges. Animals don’t shoot back. If a raccoon gets into my home, I’m guessing it isn’t intent on bodily harm. Technically, nobody needs a gun to hunt – we have bows and arrows, for example.
I do agree with Mr. Conant’s views on reducing gun violence by using a multifaceted approach.
(The writer is a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant.)