In an excellent opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, Washington lawyers David B. Rivkin and Andrew W. Grossman outline constitutional problems with the current aim of government-knows-best gun opponents.
"There is no question that a limit of 10 rounds (as the president has proposed) or seven (as enacted by New York state last month) would impair the right to self-defense. A magazine with 10 rounds may provide adequate protection against a single nighttime intruder. But it may not: What if there are two intruders?"
Rivkin and Grossman cite two U.S. Supreme Court decisions as clearly upholding the right to self-defense with a gun. Any gun, not just one that isn't scary looking to those who would ban it as an assault weapon. Once that premise is accepted, the only recourse left the government is an oblique attack such as, say, a tax on ammunition.
Well, it didn't work on tea -- and that was before we had elected representatives. So Americans now have two