Congress to Look at Limiting Ammo Sales
Ten days after the horrible killing spree of orange haired wannabe lunatic James Holmes in Aurora Colorado, the first gun control bill has been thrown into the ring. The subject of the bill: online ammunition sales.
Holmes, the holder of a master’s degree and until a few months prior a medical student, legally purchased a number of firearms locally as well as 6000 rounds of ammunition via the internet.
The sponsors of the bill, Democratic Senators Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Representative Carolyn McCarthy of New York today announced what they call the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act. The bill, if approved and signed by the President, will require ammunition sellers to have an FFL, and buyers to present a valid State-issued ID at purchase. This actually is not revolutionary and is often done already voluntarily. However, what would be new is a mandate to track all purchases and report the sale of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition by a single buyer in a five-day period. This of course opens the back door to a central gun-database of legal gun owners, something long fought against by Second Amendment advocates since 1775.
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