For now, the bottom line is this: large-capacity magazines do not lead to higher casualty counts in mass shootings. It is the desire of the perpetrator to shoot a lot of people leads to higher casualty counts. The choice of a large-capacity magazine may reflect that desire, but it does not seem to facilitate its realization. Lacking large-capacity magazines, the shooters could realize their evil intentions with other widely available means. (emphasis in the original)
Magazine capacity bans are the ballistic equivalent of “hate speech” laws: They limit a fundamental human right in the name of “public safety”. They’re completely ineffective, but appear (to some) as a way to help solve the problems of hatred and murder, while doing little to address the root causes of these problems.