Schumer Wants to Ban 100-Round Clips — I Have to Agree…

By Dave Dolbee published on in General, Gun Rights, Industry News, Media, News, Second Amendment

Before you decide to tar-and-feather and run me out on a rail, please read the entire article…

I just listened to the feel-good press conference about another so-called Assault Weapon Ban. It was sickening to hear the useless babble from the uneducated, uninformed lawmakers in this country until the logic struck me like a lightening bolt and really opened my eyes.

AR-15 Magazine and SKS Clip

Left: AR-15 20-round magazine. Right: 10-round clip. The two are different types of ammunition holders and are drastically different in appearance, functionality.

While listening, I was at first astonished to hear Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) decry the use and ownership—by lawful citizens—of 100-round clips. He stated that there was no lawful or necessary purpose for citizens to posses or use 100-round clips. In thinking about it, he convinced me; 100-round clips should be banned. I know that is a bold statement, but I am in full agreement that Schumer is right!

After all, who uses 100-round clips? I have been around guns all of my life and have yet to even see a 100-round clip for sale never mind actually owning or using one. I have used 10-round clips and it works okay, but I would really rather have a detachable magazine over a clip and fixed magazine any day. I mean can you imagine the logistics of carrying and using a bunch of 100-round clips?

I think the only guns I own that are even compatible with a clip would be an SKS produced pre-1950s and an 1898 Swedish Mauser—neither of which have a fixed magazine with the capability of holding 100 rounds; so why would I want to own a 100-round clip. It would be a total waste of money and you the reader need to be protected from such a folly and wasting your money on a 100-round clip.

I never thought I would say this publicly or privately, but I agree with Chuck Schumer—100 rounds clips are just silly and no one needs to own 100-round clips!

SKS Model 1896 Mauser Modern Sporting Rifle

Top: SKS with 10-round clip. Middle: Swedish Mauser Model 1896. Bottom: Modern Sporting Rifle with 20-round magazine.

While this is all tongue-in-cheek of course, it shows the lack of education our lawmakers have about the subject they are attempting to legislate. This is such a basic error in terminology, but shows a much greater failure to understand the technology. Lawmakers are running out to be the first to step on the fundamental rights of law-abiding citizens without a clue as to the subject matter. This is only one of the thousands of examples happening each day and I encourage our readers to share plenty more in the comments below.

A much more common-sense approach for politicians such as Chuck Schumer and Diane Feinstein would be to work with organizations such as the National Rifle Association and National Shooting Sports Foundation… wait a second. Did I just use common sense with Diane Feinstein and Chuck Schumer in the same sentence? My apologies, I’ll go to “time out” now and think about what I just said. After all, that has about as much chance of lowering crime as another weapons ban against law-abiding gun owners.

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  • Dale Payne

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    A 100 round clip or magazine? The idea of something of that size and weight is so ludicrous, even to begin to contemplate is….stupid! (Go out and buy 5 boxes of 20 rounds each and tape them together, end to end, then attach them to your weapon’s underside and see). The reasoning behind such an ridiculous scheme is to just get something to pass, the politicians have a unique way of attaching some EXTRA measures and/or wording on to a bill after passage. I would strongly caution on ANY measure for passage! Their main goal is to get SOMETHING/ANYTHING to pass! That is what their primary goal is–just get something to pass!!! RESIST ANY AND ALL MEASURES!!! Even the smallest dog can run up and bite you on your ass if you are not careful! What may seem crazy now may be of great import later. History is our greatest teacher, REMEMBER YOUR LESSONS!!! Eternal vigilance does not include complacency, nor suffer laziness or fools. Every inch of ground we concede today is a great milestone to them, and another large stone around our necks tomorrow.
    Know your history, remember it’s lessons, and live your lives as free men!

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  • Roger

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    Clips / Magazines – We that commented on the banning of the 100 round “clips” and commented I believe just assumed that the writer of the article either didn’t know or care to know the differance. Look at the retoric about automatic vs semi autos. There is so much disinformation floating around this touchie subject that many of us are VERY sensitive about the comments. Look at the laws that are proposed that aren’t ever correct in their facts and language. Clips has been a word used by may in place of the word magazines. 100 round mags are possible in some guns that some of the readers are not aware of. This is the reason I believe so many jumped on the 100 round clip/mag. I wasn’t in the military how would I know.
    My belief is no one can tell us what we can own because it would be an “infrindgmant” on my right to keep and bare arms. period.

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  • JSW

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    Practical or impractical, I don’t care: NOT one more inch. If there were thousand round ‘clips’ that were totally worthless for even chatting about, or a ninety pound five barreled shotgun that fires five shots simultaneously, I don’t care. Not surrendering one more item, inch or gun related doo-hickey.

    That’s how it starts: “Oh, I don’t need that,” or “that isn’t necessary,” or “that doesn’t even exist.” Then they take more and more.

    And I really don’t care what the NRA gives away: the NRA does NOT speak for me.

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  • Undex

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    Dale Payne – Carrying a 100+ rounds in the receiver is done all the time in combat. Look at the SAW drum. The reality in a context of possible 2nd Amendment action, one may not have a coordinated series of fire to provide cover for fellow combatants to reload. In fact, you could find yourself alone sending downrange; requiring you to move to cover for each reload. Without the ability to sustain fire while you move, 10 round magazine changes could prove deadly.

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  • Mark

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    The libs say “oh your ARs and AKs etc. cannot successfully deter a government crack-down” against it’s own people…? I say look at history and even contemporary times whereby guerrilla tactics have forever warded off attack by better armed foes…

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  • joe

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    I have a quick question for anyone who could answer it correctly please.
    For anyone with a Grandfathered in AR-15,(as stated by new york safe act law) what if something was to break? Would it be legal to get parts in new york state or out of for any matter or would they be screwed??

    Thanks for your time, I really appreciate it.

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  • CTD Scott

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    Joe,

    I honestly can’t find solid information on replacement parts. If you have an AR-15 that is grandfathered in, you will have to register the firearm within the year. If you have an “assault weapon” that is not specifically banned by name, but is considered as such because of the features (pistol grip, forward hand grip, folding stock) you can permanently alter the weapon so that it is no longer considered an assault weapon. Though I can find any explicit information on the exact subject, it seems to me that as long as your weapon is registered, you will be able to replace broken parts as needed. However, you may want to ask a LEO when registering your firearm to be completely sure.

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  • joe

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    AMERICANS STAND UP FOR YOUR FREEDOM AND RIGHTS. ITS A 100 ROUND MAG/CLIP TODAY AND TOMORROW IT WILL BE 10 ROUND MAG/CLIP.

    ” THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF OUR GOVERNMENT, IS TO DISARM EVERY AMERICAN ” THE TRUTH, ITS ALL PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE.

    JUST THINK ABOUT IT, OUR GOVERNMENT CONTROLS OUR MILITARY AND WHEN THEY KICK DOWN YOUR DOOR FOR YOUR FIREARM (LIKE THEY DID IN NEW ORLEANS “KATRINA”)WHAT WILL YOU DO. THEY WON’T ASK, THEY WILL TELL YOU AND ANY RESISTANCE AND THEY WILL SHOOT YOU. PERIOD

    GOVERNMENT IS ALREADY OUT OF CONTROL!

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  • joe

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    THANKS for the information CTD SCOTT. i really appreciate it

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  • joe

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    I can see pinned the stock cause New York has been doing that sense 1994 on all new AR-15s. knocking off forward grip piece of cake. Can anyone explain how you could take a pistol grip off of an AR-15? to my knowledge it’s impossible if not very dangerous.

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