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Rodricks: Reducing firepower, reducing risk in Baltimore

Rodricks: Reducing firepower, reducing risk in Baltimore

Pardon me while I shift focus for a moment from “bump stocks” on assault rifles, like the one reportedly used in Sunday’s mass killing in Las Vegas, to something just as likely to destroy the lives of multiple human beings at one time: the 50-round magazine Baltimore police say they confiscated from an alleged gangster’s car in August.

The device is black, shaped like a drum, designed to fit a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and allow the shooter to fire up to 50 bullets. Glock is the brand name on this item, described as “tactical” in advertising. The drums are manufactured in South Korea. I found them for sale online at a range of prices, from $39.99 to $120.

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