Wicked Commentary

On July 30th, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation that would impose sweeping new–and not so new–restrictions on ammunition sales.

The bills, S. 3458 and H.R. 6241, are known as the “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act.” The bill itself has four elements: (1) A federal licensing requirement for ammunition sellers; (2) Record keeping on all ammunition sales; (3) Reporting of all sales of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to anyone without a federal firearms license within five consecutive business days; and (4) A photo identification requirement for all non-licensees buying ammunition, “effectively banning the online or mail order purchase of ammo by regular civilians.”

The two lawmakers’ contempt for “regular civilians” is nothing new, and neither are the first two of the requirements they propose. Starting in 1968, ammunition dealers had to have licenses from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and also had to keep records of purchasers. The record keeping requirement on .22 caliber rim-fire ammunition was so burdensome that it was repealed in 1982. Congress did away with the remaining licensing and record-keeping provisions as part of the “Firearms Owners’ Protection Act of 1986” after the BATF itself said the restrictions had “no substantial law enforcement value.”

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Comments on: "Chuck Norris Says “Get Out and Vote”" (6)

  1. Figures the Lout would be behind this. If Chuck Norris tells you to get out and vote,you best do it. Otherwise,he’ll KICK YOUR ASS. Then look for something to do.

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  2. Gee; this makes perfect sense to me. Must show an ID to buy ammo, but the libby’s fight like hell to prevent sweeping laws to show an ID to do something so insignificant like voting for president of our country. I just figured out how to use only one brain cell and be able to rationalize like a liberal. Kinda refreshing, because it took so little effort. Being rational, making sense and following our constitution takes so much effort.

    The frigging commie pinkos trying to take over our nation is starting to drop the walls of reality right on top of my damn head….jeez….

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    • Dave,

      It is so disconcerting everything that gets thrown at us on a daily basis. The continual erosion of our rights, the continued threats the Deviant makes, and wondering why nobody will do a thing to stop this madness.

      So if you feel like you’re going crazy join the crowd.

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