Democrat lawmakers have bill to end online ammo sales to ‘regular’ Americans
The stupidity of Democrats is rearing its ugly head once again, with another no brainer. How is punishing law abiding citizens going to stop criminals or crazies who want to cause bodily harm? Two Democrats have just come up with a bill that would effectively end online and mail-order sales of ammunition following the recent massacre in Colorado, where police say the shooter bought more than 6,000 rounds online without proving identification. Why not just do the background checks instead? But we can’t do that as it makes sense. And Democrats anyway are anti gun to begin with.
This new proposal was just introduced by New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, and it marked the latest development in the gun control debate rekindled after 12 people were killed and 58 others wounded in the July 20 shooting inside an Aurora, Colo., movie theater.
The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act would require buyers who are not dealers to present a photo ID at the time of purchase, “effectively banning the online or mail-order purchase of ammo by regular citizens,” according to a summary of the legislation provided to Fox News. And there are also 3 other provisions of the bill: Only licensed dealers can sell ammunition, the licensed dealers must keep records of ammunition sales and they must report the sales of more than 1,000 rounds to an unlicensed buyer within five business days.
“If someone wants to purchase deadly ammunition, they should have to come face to face with the seller,” Lautenberg said. “It’s one thing to buy a pair of shoes online, but it should take more than a click of the mouse to amass thousands of rounds of ammunition.”
He also said the legislation is a “common sense” effort to flag suspicious activity and help prevent such sales to “a terrorist or the next would-be mass murderer.”
So in typical Democrat thinking, they are trying to make it sound like all gun owners are going to be mass murderers. We also know that New York Mayor Bloomberg is for the new bill, as his is also anti-gun.
“We should be having a great debate among two accomplished leaders and the people they’re asking to hire them,” said Bloomberg, co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. “If the presidential candidates won’t act, others will, including Senator Lautenberg and Congresswoman McCarthy.” Fox News
Congress passed legislation in 1994 that included a ban on such devices but it expired in 2004. Since then, the largely-Democratic effort to reinstate the ban, which also limited the sale of so-called assault weapons, has garnered little support in Congress.
But it’s highly unlikey this bill will pass in either the House or Senate, since Republicans control the House, and Sen Harry Reid said there’s no time to discuss more gun control. Meanwhile Romney has said, he doesn’t believe that America needs more gun laws. White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday he didn’t know whether the president has seen the new legislation but the administration would track it and similar proposals in Congress.
Lautenberg and McCarthy were joined Monday by Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
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