Republicans predicted the measures — banning new sales of magazines
of more than 15 rounds, and requiring background checks on private gun
sales — would prove unenforceable and would do nothing to prevent such
incidents, both of which were carried out by lunatics.
And they were right.
Even the gun-hating New York Times now acknowledges the “unenforceable” part.
“When Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County explains in speeches why he
is not enforcing the state’s new gun laws, he holds up two 30-round
magazines,” the newspaper reported on Dec. 16. “One, he says, he had
before July 1, when the law banning the possession, sale or transfer of
the large-capacity magazines went into effect. The other, he ‘maybe’
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