|I coat all my Ranger 147 grain bullets in black teflon...cool boy factor.|
via The Hill.
Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday will announce new legislation to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition.Read the whole thing but a few points.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) said the new law would make the sale of ammunition “safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder,” in a statement released Saturday.
The lawmakers cite the recent movie massacre in Aurora, Colo. for spurring their bill. “The shooter who killed 12 and injured 58 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater this month had purchased over 6,000 rounds of ammunition anonymously on the Internet shortly before going on his killing spree, according to law enforcement officials,” the statement reads. “The shooter used a civilian version of the military’s M-16 rifle with a 100-round drum magazine, a shotgun and two .40-caliber semi-automatic handguns commonly used by police officers.”
1. The last assault weapons ban spurned the development of pocket pistols. The Glock 26 was basically born because handguns were limited to 10 round magazines and Glock responded to the new law by developing a mini Glock 19 that would hold the full compliment of allowable ammo.
2. Everyone in my circle already has an ample supply of both ammo and magazines. IF this became law, all we would do is buy more so that we could later sell them at a substantial mark up. It happened last time and it'll happen again. I have 20 Glock 19 mags and an equal number of Glock 17's. That doesn't count the Korean knock offs. Suffice it to say that among a large part of the population this will have no impact.
3. Have you noticed that the "ban" advocates have no off switch. They believe in certain rights but at the expense of others. If you want to marry someone of the same sex then that's awesome. If you want to exercise a right designated by the constitution then not so much. Heck, the Mayor of New York has some the harshest gun laws in the US so what's he going after now? Sodas! These people have no off switch.
But on a sidenote, I notice that the Democrats are pushing another side issue to take attention away from the 600 pound gorilla in the room...the economy. If they can get the headlines to reflect any issue but the economy then they're winning.
This doesn't stand a chance of passing but it will grab headlines...and in the end...thats all the Democrats want.