The Weapon and the Laws

The Weapon and the Laws

The Glock 19, the handgun model used in Saturday’s mass shooting, is used by law enforcement agencies across the country, including the New York Police Department. It is shorter than the “standard” size Glock 17 by half an inch, making it easier to conceal. The gunman was using a 33-round magazine, which is banned in six states and the District of Columbia, but not in Arizona, which has among the most permissive gun laws.

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