The White House and media spinners are trying to extricate themselves from voter’s legitimate fears that radical leftists would use the Aurora Colorado theater shooting as an excuse to push gun control measures.
They’re failing miserably thanks to their own zealots.
Ten days after the Colorado movie theater massacre, federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would effectively ban people like suspect James Holmes from buying thousands of rounds of ammunition by mail or online.
“It’s time to close the loophole that’s allowing killers — deranged, insane — and even terrorists to buy ammunition online,” said U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey.
Lautenberg said he and McCarthy, both Democrats, were “on a mission”: to ensure the safety of all Americans by passing legislation that would close loopholes in gun laws allowing people like the suspect in the Aurora, Colo., shootings “to anonymously stockpile for mass murder.”
Under the bill, only licensed dealers would be allowed to sell ammunition. They would have to notify a law enforcement official within five business days about any sale of more than 1,000 rounds to an unlicensed person.
The only people that would be greatly affected are sportsmen that prefer to shop the Internet for better prices and for obscure calibers often difficult to find in your average brick-and-mortar storefront, and competition shooters and shooting schools who make bulk purchases. Even moderately-paced target shooting courses can burn through 300-500 rounds in a day per shooter, and shooters in any discipline can shoot 500-1000 rounds in a weekend. I personally know of one competition shooter that has fired as many as 20,000 rounds of match-grade centerfire ammunition in a single month of training, and their isn’t a single criminal among them. Unsurprisingly, criminals tend to get their ammunition a box at a time, through third party purchases or through theft, and would be entirely unaffected by the proposed law designed to discourage the growth of the American shooting sports.
Lautenberg and McCarthy’s latest attempt to deprive American’s of their 2nd Amendment rights is just another incremental step towards gun prohibition, and isn’t even the Democrat’s only attempt to capitalize on bloodshed in the last week. Democratic Senator Chuck Shumer tried to sneak a magazine ban into a cybersecurity bill, and lamented that Americans didn’t want to compromise away their rights.
These gun banning, liberty-hating socialists are eager to put unknown tens of thousands of people out of work by passing laws that would effectively destroy companies specializing in online ammunition sales, along with their vendors, marketers, advertisers, suppliers and logistics contractors.
Radical liberal Democrats acting with President Obama’s blessing are not interested in stopping crime, nor do they care about the thousands of families they could put on the street. It’s entirely about control. We’re a long way from 1865, but the Democratic Party has never lost it’s taste for slavery.