I’m in a Second Amendment Sanctuary here in Cherokee County of WNC. That’s voluntary on the part of the Sheriff and actually covers basically nothing. But that’s not to say that pressure won’t be put on governors of States by the Biden admin to enforce new and draconian dictates, with the pressure in the form of promised Federal funding for infrastructure or whatever not being distributed to those States if there is no compliance. In this State of N.C. there would be enthusiastic and gleeful compliance by the Governor with anything desired by the Biden administration.
So far the rumor mill has it that Wuhan Joe has been pushing that anyone in possession of factory issue (15 round) mags supplied with, say, a Glock 19, are to be treated like full-on terrorists in possession of weapons of mass destruction even though they are citizens in good standing and carry (licensed) only for defense against the threat of non-provoked mortal aggression continuing to be delivered in whatever unfortunate incident. Those who carry in N.C. have been put through the wringer with perhaps the most stringent background checks in these USA, the process taking something like 4-5 months. I guess it doesn’t matter if I’m an ICPC law enforcement chaplain, and that I’ve openly packed heat uncountable times while out and about with law enforcement, even on a planned SWAT style raid (at the invite of the Police Chief), and that I uphold this Constitutional Republic with the Rule of Law and the respect to be given to God-given rights.
Wuhan Joe wants mags to be able to hold no more than 10 rounds each… Before there’s a run on 10 round mags, I ordered a few so as to be good to go.
Since I carry one mag locked in the Glock, with one round chambered, with two mags in a mag holster… if those mags have only ten rounds each that means I’ll have 31 rounds total. It used to be 46.
- “Both 46 and even 31 rounds is crazy-headed, Father George! If you are any kind of a good shot you shouldn’t need more than the ol’ service revolver six-shooter. Even then, anything more than a couple shots from a Derringer is… well… just… you must be a ridiculously bad shot and it’s all just crazy-headed!”
I’ve heard that from a lot of gun fanatics, even NRA instructors. Yep. But I’m not sure if any of them actually put in the time to see what things are like on the pavement, out with local law enforcement.
If I had only 31 rounds I would be dead right now, you know, if I were the cop in the video below. He faced just one guy who initiated and continued shooting at the this police officer, who is himself a firearms instructor for law enforcement and the head of his local SWAT… He needed more than 31 rounds. He had a Glock 21, three mags of 13 +1 chambered = 40 rounds total. He had only four rounds left, meaning he shot 36. The very last three (bullets 34, 35 and 36) were necessary for him to survive. If he had only 31 rounds he would be a dead man. With the experience described in the video below, he now carries 145 rounds… He’s still alive. Good for him.
But, I kind of agree with my gun fanatic friends who insist that I should be such a good shot that it’ll always be the case that it is only one shot that will ever be needed to stop a mortal threat from continuing to be delivered…
But given changing circumstances and conditions such as those outlined in the video above, that’s simply not reality. And there are always changing conditions. Perps initiating and delivering mortal aggression don’t stand still like a paper target the size of a small car three yards out in sterile conditions of an indoor range.
Also, these days, there is an absence of ammo, so that the edge of perishable skill sets can be somewhat dulled. I’m no James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, a “natural” gunslinger. I need practice to keep up with the fundamentals, with the necessary speed, with the necessary accuracy. In this time of zero ammo, there is an outside however slight chance that I may need more than just one shot to stop a threat, especially if threats these days are wearing level 4 body armor.
But you can’t always choose not to be in some untoward situations unfolding in nanoseconds before you. Some situations are very bad and very evil. Like in the video above. Too bad I’ll only have 31 rounds.