The 40-Clip Magazine

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 1 month ago

Yahoo:

When James Carville sat with Sarah Palin for a Politicon conversation on Sunday, he was polite. He praised her 2008 Republican National Convention speech. He even seemed to sympathize with her for being scapegoated in John McCain’s presidential campaign.

But then he challenged her on wanting to “take back the country,” a common Tea Party phrase that has morphed into Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again,” and their conversation quickly turned into a debate over gun control.

Carville, the Democratic strategist, said to the former vice presidential nominee: “When you say you want to take back the country, what is it you want to take back?”

“I want to take back the interpretation of our constitution that is being wrongly interpreted today,” Palin said.

“Where are we going haywire on the Constitution?” he asked.

Palin’s response: the Second Amendment.

“It is black and white, and we have a right, of course, to bear arms,” she said. “People who can interpret that to, ‘Oh that means not everybody has that right.’ Or to take certain things like ammo, ‘Well that doesn’t apply.’ Or we can get rid of AR-15s because AR-15s weren’t invented for hunting. I say, ‘Yeah, the Second Amendment wasn’t written in the case the moose turn on us.’ Of course it wasn’t mean for hunting.”

Carville, though, pressed her further.

“Do I have a right to possess a bazooka? Do I have the right to have a surface to air missile and live close to the Los Angeles Airport?”

“Well, that is such a stupid question,” Palin responded.

The Palin-Carville conversation was among a number of marquee events at Politicon, a gathering of political junkies with panels, standup comedy, film screenings and art displays at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Carville went on. “I was in the Marine Corps. I have guns. I grew up rural. Why do I need a 40-clip magazine?”

I’ll concede Carville’s point.  I can say with certainty that I don’t need a 40-clip magazine.  Depending upon what that beast is, it might even make my rifle too heavy and out-of-balance to shoot accurately.

But I reserve the right to have one whether I need it or not.  I might buy one just to have it – just as soon as I figure out what it is.  As for Carville, even the US Marine Corps graduates a Gomer ever now and then.

Prior:

High Magazine Clips And The Shoulder Thing That Goes Up

High Ammo Clips

Automatic Bullets In Rapid Fire Magazine Clips

Duck Hunting With Bullets

The Fully Loaded Ammunition Cartridge

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  1. On June 27, 2016 at 10:19 pm, JohnathanStein said:

    Better question: Why do police need full-auto/burst weapons, with large magazines?

  2. On June 28, 2016 at 7:50 am, mrsatyre said:

    Hahaha! Oh, James, you clueless tool, you! “40-clip magazine”! Hahaha! Anyway, if such a thing did exist, the correct answer is always” What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ isn’t clear to you?”

  3. On June 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm, REM1875 said:

    At around 10 rds per clip a 40 clip magazine ought to really be something to look at.

  4. On June 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm, GomeznSA said:

    Pretty much what I thought but then again I envisioned that monstrosity using standard capacity 30 round mags………………;-) (see my comment above)

  5. On June 29, 2016 at 2:36 pm, REM1875 said:

    You got it : )

  6. On June 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm, Mack said:

    “Why do I need a 40-clip magazine?”

    Why do you need anal sex? How about a federal ban on sodomy, Carville?

  7. On June 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm, GomeznSA said:

    Well I ‘suppose’ one could in theory clip 40 magazines together but I’m not sure it would be at all usable, besides being very heavy it would most likely be so unwieldy as to render the rifle unusable…………perhaps that is what the ragin’ cajun had in mind.

  8. On June 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    I was thinking more like a magazine with 40 paper clips on it, which leads to the question ‘why?’

  9. On June 30, 2016 at 12:04 pm, UNCLEELMO said:

    Carville obviously attended the same class in firearms education as Kevin ‘Thirty Magazine Clip’ de León.
    The leftists sure are hung up on ‘clips’, aren’t they?

  10. On July 2, 2016 at 11:41 pm, TheAlaskan said:

    Never seen a forty-rounder before….and on a “clip”…as in stripper clip? Be a bit wobbly don’t ya think…

  11. On July 3, 2016 at 4:31 am, Daniel Barger said:

    Who gives a red rats ass what Carville thinks or says. He’s a talking head POS shill for the libtard commie left. He will say literally ANYTHING that serves the lefts agenda. Facts, truth, reality….irrelevant. All that matters to the liberal/commie left is WINNING and imposing their will on others.

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