Could you live your life
Could you live your life with only 8 or 10 rounds in the magazine?
Would you and those around you be better off if one of you had fully-automatic firearms?
If we can't or won't do anything else, I'm thinking a limit on one piece of the hardware can let really SEMI-automatic firearms, like pistols and shotguns avoid further law restrictions.
And it might let a few more innocent people remain alive and un-injured when someone goes berserk and changes between 10 round mags and lets a cop hop up from behind a barrier and ice the culprit.
Machine guns are highly limited. The gun barely matters. I don't know if we can convince non-gun people of that. What is most important is how many rounds can be chambered and how quickly.
When you go plinking, it may be good for all of us that you have to change mags 2 times to send 30 rounds down range.
I don't want this to go like Australia where they had a mandated buy-back and don't have anything that repeats, I think. No auto-loaders of any kind at all. I don't want that, but I, for one and only one, don't have a problem with the 8 round mag that the 1911 had for WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam.