Much of the recent gun control debate around the country has been centered around “high capacity magazines,” which begs the question, just how many rounds of ammunition should a law abiding citizen be legally capable of putting into their gun? The answer is, as many rounds as it takes to stop a violent threat.

During my classroom session Tuesday afternoon at Gunsite Academy, I learned that “knock-down” power does not exist with small arms. As one instructor put it, “Real life isn’t like in the movies when somebody gets shot with a handgun and they go flying across the room.”

I also learned that, “handguns of all types don’t reliably stop a dedicated adversary from stopping their actions.”