Media Matters is flipping out over a Gannett article the accurately records the fact that the NY SAFE Act renders guns inoperable, because the law requires magazines that don’t exist.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, Media Matters is a left wing propaganda organization, and pointing out that the NY SAFE Act is insane, impractical, and unconstitutional really puts a damper on the hopes of their preferred 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.
So what does Media Matters do to try to rebut an obvious truth? They try to confuse the dullards among their followers by insisting that an apple is an orange:
A search on firearms accessories supplier Brownells’ website reveals 51 options for purchasing magazines with a 5, 6 or 7 round capacity. Magazines for popular firearms brands offered by Brownells include Springfield, Glock, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Ruger, and Sig Sauer. In fact, the seven-round magazine is the third most popular configuration offered by Brownells, with only eight- and 10-round magazines offering more options.
It’s a sad stunt, attempting to capitalize on the fact that Media Matters knows their readers are likely too dim to realize that there isn’t one generic one-size-fits-all generic pistol magazine. Indeed, the overwhelming majority of magazines listed are for one gun, the 102-year-old John Browning-designed 1911. Of those that remain, all are for pistols that use single-column magazines, which make up a distinct minority of pistols on the market.
In other words, while there is a single-column .45 ACP magazine for the Glock 36, there are no single-column magazine that will fit models 19, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, or 39, which are designed to use double-column magazines. We can create a similar list for every manufacturer.
Gannett is perfectly correct. A large majority of pistols, including all of those that use a double-column magazine, are not available with seven-round magazines. They do not exist. NY SAFE is a disaster for law abiding gun owners who can no longer get magazines for their legally-owned pistols.
Media Matters shill Timothy Johnson is deceiving his readers, and worse, he counted upon their ignorance when he set out to lie to them.
It’s atrocious to treat your readers with such obvious contempt, but since they keep coming back to Media Matters for more, can you really blame them?