Sen. Bernie Herpin “maybe a good thing” Aurora Theater Gunman Had 100-Round Magazine.
Tom Sullivan, whose 27-year-old son Alex was killed in the Aurora theater shooting, on Wednesday voiced outrage at comments from a state senator who said it was perhaps “a good thing” the gunman had a 100-round magazine.
Sen. Bernie Herpin, R-Colorado Springs, said it “was maybe a good thing he (suspect James Holmes) had a 100 – round magazine because it jammed,” in a July 2012 shooting that killed 12 and injured dozens.
“If he had instead had four, five, six 15-round magazines, no telling how much damage he could have done until a good guy showed up,” said Herpin, as he offered testimony before a Senate Judiciary Committee on a bill to repeal a law that limits ammunition magazines to 15 rounds.
In recent days, several supporters of repealing gun control laws passed in 2013, have stressed that larger ammunition magazines jam easier than lower-round magazines.
“There’s just a real lack of empathy for the victims, for everyone impacted by the shooting,” said Sullivan, who testified in opposition to Herpin’s repeal measure. Since his son’s death, Sullivan has dedicated much of his time to voicing support for tougher gun control laws across the country.
the more chance of a jam. In my experience, jams usually happen in the first few rounds. Changing magazines causes a greater chance the magazine doesn't seat properly increasing the possibility of a jam.