High capacity ammunition magazines in automatic weapons just are not necessary outside of a military effort. They are certainly not needed for hunting, so they should be banned for sale to individuals because they are deadly and give those who have them a feeling of power that leads to more gun crimes.
It would help not allow so many deaths at once. I do not know if that is really the precedent we want to set though. It is kind of like saying it is OK to go out and shoot a few people with a standard pistol, but we are going to outlaw weapons that use high capacity ammunition. How about we just ban people from carrying guns in public places period.
Criminals don't obey the law. They will still get high capacity magazines. The only people who wont get them are law abiding citizens. All that does is disarm the law abiding citizens while letting the criminals get what they want. When a criminal uses that high capacity magazine to commit a crime against is law abiding citizen the law abiding citizen will not be able to defend them selves. Common sense. Meath is illegal last time I checked but people still get it. The criminals will get high capacity magazines just like they get illegal drugs. All your doing is ensuring that the victim will not be able to fight back against the criminal. Also you need more than 10 rounds to defeat a gang of criminals coming at you.
Banning high-capacity magazines would do nothing to end violence involving firearms considering they've never been one to follow the laws in the first place, thus why they're called criminals. Critics state that high-capacity magazines serve no purpose to civilians, but has it crossed your mind that the other guy trying to kill you may very well have a high-capacity magazine purchased illegally (or he may have multiple magazines). After all, if a criminal wants to take out a lot of people, he isn't going to bring a small magazine of rounds. And what if there is more than one person trying to harm you? High-Capacity Magazines, or Standard-Capacity Magazines as they're called south of the Mason-Dixon Line, do serve a purpose for law-abiding gun owners, and will have no effect on crime if banned.
A ban of high capacity ammunition magazines would make gun crimes worse because the law abiding citizens would not have the clips, while the bad guys would use them anyway. Gun control laws never work and always make things worse. Some people have tries to ban guns, but the violence always gets worse.
I don't believe banning high-capacity ammunition magazines would help with gun crimes. This is because most crimes are done by simple hand guns in urban communities. The men that commit these crimes are not using magazines to kill their victims. They are interested in something quick and dirty, and perhaps common enough to be untraceable.
High-capacity ammunition magazines do not need to be banned, as they need to be used by law enforcement and the military. However, there needs to be a greater effort to keep them out of the hands of the general public. High-capacity magazines only need to be sold to military or law enforcement agencies, not in sporting good stores on online. This lends itself to some black market sales, as there will always be some enterprising criminal who can get his hands on things that the public are not supposed to have, but it should drastically cut down on their use in criminal activities if they are much more difficult to obtain. Limiting their use to law enforcement and the military also must be combined with stiff penalties for regular citizens caught with these in their possession.