On January 8, about 10:15 am at the Safeway where my husband and I occasionally shop, 19 people where injured or killed by gunfire. Some of the injured or killed I knew.
What most people don’t know is how long it took to discharge 33 bullets from the high-capacity magazine loaded into the Glock pistol. It too less time than it took me on that Saturday morning just before I heard the news, to take a coffee mug down from the kitchen cabinet and fill that mug with coffee. All 30 bullets were discharged, injured or killed my friends and neighbors in 15 seconds.
Now, right after this terrible event, the same gun and those high-capacity magazines flew off the shelves of gun stores in Tucson and other places.
I wonder who the heck is being protected by by pistols with high capacity magazines that can fire 30+ bullets and kill or injure 19 people I know in 15 seconds. My cop friends who work really serious cases don’t carry those magazines.
I am not feeling free, knowing that just about anybody in my state can carry weapons like that—even in bars.