"If there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try," said Obama, joined at the White House by four children who wrote to the president following the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.
Typical. Why stop there. By making driving vehicles illegal, it would save an estimated 45,000 lives a year. So that is more than one. I'm just sayin'...
Okay, that may be a little extreme. However, by passing a law establishing a national 5 mph speed limit...we can still have our cars and save an estimated 45,000 lives a year. Does anyone doubt that nation wide, deaths as a result of vehicle accidents would go down? If there's even one life that can be saved - don't we have an obligation Mr. President? He's so smart.
On the other hand, but limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds, as stated in the proposal, and grandfathering in all pre-Obama magazines - you will save exactly zero lives. FBI statistics show that in most cases, it takes less than 10 hits to kill somebody.* Then again, if you missed with all 10, it would take less than a second to exchange magazines...or have two guns. So, I'm not so sure we have the obligation.
*I completely made up that statistic, but the President makes up all his crap too!