Democrats Use Colorado Shooting As An Excuse to Ban Most Online Ammunition Sales
Never a party to let a good crisis go to waste, Democrats are trying to enact a de facto ban on mail order and online ammunition sales in the wake of the Colorado shooting. James Holmes, the shooter, stockpiled thousands of rounds of ammunition before going on a rampage during the Batman screening in Aurora, CO.
Apparently because Holmes had “thousands” of rounds which he ordered online he somehow became more dangerous than if he had acquired them locally.
The bill, advanced by anti-Second Amendment Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg would place some onerous requirements on consumers:
“The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act” asserts the following: ammunition will only be sold by licensed dealers; buyers who are not licensed dealers will be required to present photo identification; and licensed dealers must maintain records of ammunition sales and report to officials the sale of more than 1,000 rounds to an unlicensed person. Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York, whose husband was killed and son severely injured in the 1993 Long Island Rail Road mass shooting, has signed on to publicly support the bill.
Apparently if someone buys 950 rounds they are not “dangerous” but if they up the ante to 1,000 they need to be reported.
This bill, if passed into law, would not make anyone safer, of course, but would just be another brick in the wall Democrats are trying to build keeping law abiding Americans apart from our Bill of Rights.
Many people buy ammunition online because they save money. A box of 20 rounds might be $20 locally while 100 rounds via mail order could be $60 and 1,000 rounds are $300.00.
A day at the range can easily burn up 250 rounds.
I own a Mosin-Nagant rifle (featured in Enemy at the Gates) and its ammunition, 7.62x54R is an uncommon round (owing to the fact the rifle was designed in 1891) and ordering online is the easiest way for me to find ammo. My Mosin-Nagant is a rifle that stands nearly 6 feet tall with its bayonet installed and is bolt action and probably one of the least appropriate weapons to use in a mass shooting and yet, were this bill to go through finding ammunition would become extremely difficult.
This is what Democrats desire… if they can’t ban guns they can at least make it difficult/impossible/expensive to find the ammo.
Will people really be so stupid and fall for this “public safety” gimmick?
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