New Jersey’s gun debate: Does the 10 round magazine limit make sense?

As New Jersey lawmakers debate and eventually pass a bill setting a 10-round limit on gun magazines, a shooting occurs in Donohue’s neighborhood by a man recently released after a prison stint for two previous shootings, prompting him to question whether lawmakers are really on the right track in their efforts to curb gun violence. (Video by Brian Donohue / The Star-Ledger)

By Brian Donohue/The Star-Ledger

It’s not often I agree with the pro-gun crowd. I’m a surfer not a shooter. And one look at many of the positions the National Rifle Association has taken, like its opposition to safe storage laws, and I start hearing the sound of cuckoo birds in my head.

But unlike the partisans who make our laws, I spend my time (and video footage) trying to find common ground with those I generally disagree with. Even if it means a trip outside my comfort zone (ie the shooting range) for my first time.

This time, as I watched the New Jersey legislature pass a bill outlawing gun magazines containing more than 10 rounds, it was easy.

Check out the video and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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