I’m the only guy that ever got passed legislation, when I was a senator, that made sure we eliminated assault weapons. The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon — whether it’s a — whether it’s a 9-millimeter pistol or whether it’s a rifle — is ridiculous. I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things, but I’m not likely to get that done in the near term.
Rather than an outlier, 9mm magazines capable of holding 20 or more cartridges are readily available for handguns produced by such household names as Beretta, CZ, FN, Glock, HK, and Smith & Wesson. Falling far short of that, the Federal AWB, which was the law of the land between 1994 and 2004, capped magazine capacity at a maximum of 10 rounds, with exceptions for law enforcement and the military.
Banner image: FN 503 on the range with Federal American Eagle 9mm. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)