18 July 2016 – It looks like the British shooting community has already rolled over and given in to the EU’s proposed ban on fullbore magazines that hold more than 21 rounds.
Don’t fall for the trap of talking about your bog standard 30rd STANAG-compatible magazines as “high capacity”. They are “standard” magazines. By talking about them as “high capacity” you implicitly admit to the uninformed, and the antis, that your magazines hold more rounds than is necessary, desirable… or safe. You definitely don’t mean that, but your words will be seized upon by the unscrupulous and twisted against you.
Language is important. Impressions given about shooting are very important. Why do we have DP versions of military figure targets? Why is the Hun’s Head now a series of geometric shapes rather than the Fritz we all know and love to perforate? Think about it.
Talk about standard capacity magazines. Talk about how the EU is banning basic equipment and forcing you to adopt inferior products – and putting you at a disadvantage against sporting shooters in the rest of the world. Talk about how your standard capacity magazines are being banned by the ignorant to make themselves feel better about unrelated problems they don’t have the guts to tackle.
But please don’t talk about high capacity magazines.