There probably isn't any way to stop people bent on taking a gun to a public place and committing mass murder. At least not in the current climate where the only rights that matter are Second Amendment rights. But could we at least do something to reduce the death toll by banning?
Jared Lee Loughler had an extended clip that allowed him to fire 31 rounds before having to reload his semi-automatic hand-gun. Only when he stopped to reload was an elderly woman able to knock the clip out of his hand and allow others to wrestle him to the ground.
Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York is introducing legislation once again to stop the sale, trade, and exchange of high-capacity ammunition clips -- legislation she has introduced yearly since a ban on such clips was allowed to expire in 2004. McCarthy's husband was murdered by a gunman who used one of the clips in a mass murder on a Long Island commuter train in 1993. The legislation wouldn't affect the guns, only an attachment to the guns. And law enforcement would still have access to them, just not potential mass murderers.
These clips are the instruments of mass murderers. They turn ordinary killers into mega-killers. Why can't we do without mass murder clips?