In a story today from the Associated Press, as in dozens of previous stories, we read this language:
Similarly, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D) of New York is seeking to ban the extended ammunition clips that allegedly were used in the rampage. With fewer bullets in each clip, attackers would have to reload more frequently, allowing time for them to be subdued.
I have just one thing to say. The box that holds the bullets that you insert into a pistol is call the magazine, not the “clip.”
Update: My sister commented on this entry with a good question, “And what is a clip?” The entry, of course, isn’t about firearms knowledge, but about ill-informed news reporting, but I should nevertheless relay exactly what a clip is and what a magazine is…