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Should The Federal Government Have Ammunition Sales Restrictions And Control?

BornToBeWild 2012/08/06 00:56:23
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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.
(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burdensome that it was repealed in 1982.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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  • ray 2012/08/06 00:59:49
    DISAGREE
    ray
    +4
    Foolish Grandstanding , kneejerk bill writing . More power grab by gun control freaks.

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  • Theresa 2012/08/06 18:23:28
    DISAGREE
    Theresa
    +1
    These laws are against the 2nd Amendment! Ammo can always be created at home.
  • D D 2012/08/06 12:29:06
    DISAGREE
    D D
  • Patric 2012/08/06 10:10:54
    DISAGREE
    Patric
    +1
    liberals,

    taking your liberty , one item at a time..
  • STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL 2012/08/06 07:03:23
    DISAGREE
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +2
    Only the states can regulate firearms, due to the Tenth Amendment. And the states can only limit citizen firearms to the extent that a DOI inspired revolt (abolishing and replacing central government by citizen armed force in the face of excessive central tyranny when peaceful redress fails) can reasonably be expected to be successful. The Ninth Amendment establishes the DOI as law, so the states must honor it.
  • Gregaj7 2012/08/06 03:32:00
    DISAGREE
    Gregaj7
  • kaZappoo 2012/08/06 03:04:18
    DISAGREE
    kaZappoo
    +1
    that'll put the factions one step closer to abolishment of the 2nd ammend !
  • Ken 2012/08/06 02:58:51
    DISAGREE
    Ken
    +1
    They have too much control already.
  • merlinskiss 2012/08/06 02:55:00
    DISAGREE
    merlinskiss
    +1
    They need to live up to the expectations of our Constitution and founding fathers. Read your history! Not today's promulgated crap!

    The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/08/06 02:15:36
    DISAGREE
    Rusty Shackleford
    +1
    What part of "shall not be infringed" do people not understand?
  • santa6642 2012/08/06 02:09:19
    DISAGREE
    santa6642
    +1
    violation of Constitution the persuit of life, liberity, and the Persuit of happiness.
  • Striker 2012/08/06 01:43:23
    DISAGREE
    Striker
    +1
    It's the right to bear ARMS, and that surely includes ammo. Frank, getta life, or die, either would be an improvement.
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/08/06 01:42:03
    DISAGREE
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
  • NPC 2012/08/06 01:37:45
    DISAGREE
    NPC
    +2
    Will not happen. Too many Democrats are rednecks and have to have their guns and rifel racks in their pick me up F150 Truck.
  • BornToBeWild 2012/08/06 01:00:09
    DISAGREE
    BornToBeWild
    +2
    Perhaps they should concentrate more on criminals and non-regular civilians!
  • Striker BornToB... 2012/08/06 01:48:37
    Striker
    +1
    OH NO! Not criminals like themselves!
  • BornToB... Striker 2012/08/06 17:47:28
  • ray 2012/08/06 00:59:49
    DISAGREE
    ray
    +4
    Foolish Grandstanding , kneejerk bill writing . More power grab by gun control freaks.
  • Dodgerfan 2012/08/06 00:58:22
    DISAGREE
    Dodgerfan
    +4
    A thousand times NO!!!! When the government has disarmed the people the people will not be the government anymore.
  • Striker Dodgerfan 2012/08/06 01:45:38
    Striker
    +1
    Hell, the people are not the government NOW!
  • Dodgerfan Striker 2012/08/06 02:18:42
    Dodgerfan
    +2
    I could have just as easily said the people will be complete slaves when the arms are all gone. I'm 62 and for the first time in my life I would not fly because my liberty to do so has been taken away by the government with illegal search and seizure. They have started doing the same on the roads and in some cases people's homes.
  • Striker Dodgerfan 2012/08/06 02:37:58
    Striker
    +2
    Yes, I've seen the "checkpoints", one in NM on I-10 should be bulldozed. Filing a 1040 opens the door admitting guilt and allowing search and seizure. There is little remaining to our liberty and nothing left of "government by the people".

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