Anti-Gunners Trying To Take Away Our Ammunition
Shortly after attaching the Large Capacity Magazine Ban to the Cyber Security Act the Democrats have submitted another piece of gun control literature. On July 30 Senator Frank Lautenberg, who was also a sponsor of the Large Capacity Magazine Ban, and Representative Carolyn McCarthy announced the plans for the ‘Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act’ at a New York City news conference.
The outline of this new act consists of:
- It requires anyone selling ammunition to be a licensed dealer.
- It requires ammunition buyers who are not licensed dealers to present photo ID at the time of purchase, effectively banning the online or mail order purchase of ammo by regular civilians.
- It requires licensed ammunition dealers to maintain records of the sale of ammunition.
- It requires licensed ammunition dealers to report the sale of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to an unlicensed person within any five consecutive business days.
Since the tragedy in Aurora, CO gun control activists have been demanding change to our gun control laws. We have had two separate acts trying to hurt ammo regulations submitted since the shooting. One that would limit your clips and magazines to only ten rounds, another that will prevent you from buying ammo online or by mail. They are taking advantage of a terrible situation to demand gun control rather than try to prevent another tragedy from occurring. If they were serious about stopping mass shootings, they would introduce a bill to repeal the so-called Gun-Free School Zones Act. One thing that is shown to stop mass shootings is the presence of an armed potential victim. If they want to get serious about saving lives, they should stop trying to pass laws that will only affect law-abiding citizens.
There is some good news out of Colorado this week. The residents of Colorado have reflected on the situation in Aurora and took it upon themselves to stay safe. Gun sales are up 40% in Colorado since the horrific shooting. More and more people are starting to realize that gun control laws will not protect them or keep weapons out of the hands of criminals. Someone will be carrying a gun next time a lunatic goes off the deep end and he will not be sitting in court house like a zombie awaiting charges he will be six feet under thanks to our Second Amendment.
These gun grabbers are taking advantage of a horrible situation to try to get gun control passed. Twelve people are dead and over fifty are injured not because it is legal to buy a gun but because someone went crazy and no one had a gun to take him down. If you were a criminal, would you rather try to take out a classroom where it is known no weapons are allowed? Or would you rather go into a classroom where every student has a .44 mag on their hip? These gun control laws are preventing everyday citizens from protecting themselves. Criminals do not obey laws. Why would they follow gun control laws?
Alan M. Gottlieb
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms