Maine legislator determines you don't need more than 10 rounds

May 10, 2019


Matthew Hoy

Maine Rep. Barbara Cardone (D.-Bangor) has determined the maximum amount of rounds necessary in any self-defense situation that may arise in the state. That number is 10.

The proposal would make selling a high-capacity magazine a Class D crime. It has no language about bringing a high-capacity magazine across state lines.

According to the proposal, "a high-capacity magazine is a firearm magazine or other device that is used to load ammunition into the chamber of a firearm and that has the capacity to contain or accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition."

Even California legislators know how to write more effective legislation. The Maine gun controllers want to ban their gun shops from selling standard capacity magazines, but are doing zilch to prevent someone from buying one out of state and carrying it into the state.

It is also unclear what effect, if any this proposed ban would mean for online sales into the state.

The legislation is the ultimate in virtue-signaling.

Why would you need more than 10 rounds?

Well, you might live in Kentucky where this happened (via

A Kentucky sheriff’s office has released video of a home invasion where the homeowner and one of the intruders exchanged gunfire.

Warren County deputies responded to a home on Louisville Road Wednesday night after receiving a call about shots being fired. When they arrived, they found the homeowner had a gunshot wound to his right hand.

Investigators reviewed home security video showing that someone kicked the door in, and four intruders entered the home. You can see the gunfire being exchanged when the lead intruder enters the doorway where the victim was.

For those visual learners, here's some video:

You weren't told there would be no math, so…four intruders, 10 round magazine equals 2.5 rounds per violent felon, and that assumes every shot finds its target.

Magazine round limits are more likely to get law-abiding Americans killed than they are to limit the number of rounds violent criminals carry in their guns.

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