William B. Ruger
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- The best way to address the firepower concern is therefore not to try to outlaw or license many millions of older and perfectly legitimate firearms (which would be a licensing effort of staggering proportions) but to prohibit the possession of high capacity magazines. By a simple, complete and unequivocal ban on large capacity magazines, all the difficulty of defining 'assault rifle' and 'semi-automatic rifles' is eliminated. The large capacity magazine itself, separate or attached to the firearm, becomes the prohibited item. A single amendment to Federal firearms laws could effectively implement these objectives.
- March 30, 1989 letter sent to every member of the United States Congress (William B. Ruger (1992). "An Open Letter". American Handgunner 12 (5).).
- No honest man needs more than 10 rounds in any gun.
- Ruger to Tom Brokaw of NBC News in 1992. (Harkinson, Josh (June 14, 2016). "Fully Loaded: Inside the Shadowy World of America’s 10 Biggest Gunmakers". Mother Jones. Retrieved on May 31, 2018. ; "Magazine limits were first proposed by Connecticut gun maker". Connecticut Magazine (New Haven Register). April 1, 2013. Retrieved on June 6, 2018. ).