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Assassin’s Creed IV: A lesson in gun control

Assassin's Creed - Lots of guns

Our first firearms held only one shot, and when fired, had to be reloaded. Reloading wasn’t as easy as it is today, instead you had to first measure and pour powder down the barrel, followed by wadding, and your bullet. If you were in a fire fight, you could expect to get off, maybe three rounds a minute. They suffered from high capacity magazine restrictions simply because magazines hadn’t even been invented yet.

Pirates from as far back as the 1600’s knew how to get around this, they simply carried more pistols. Blackbeard himself was known to carry between six to eight pistols at all times. These were pirates, they were full of scurvy, rum, and venereal diseases, and they figured out an easy way to get around their restrictions. Yet, we expect criminals to not think of this today? Even if a high capacity magazine isn’t available at Wal-Mart, what’s stopping them from just carrying another gun? Columbine, Newtown, Aurora, and Dorner are all instances of shooters carrying multiple firearms.

That is, of course, if they don’t just get the high capacity mags any other way, or just, you know, learn how to reload quickly.

Once you get the hang of it, you can reload rather quickly.