The proposal was introduced outside New York City Hall by New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, and it marked the latest development in the gun control debate rekindled after 12 people were killed and 58 others wounded in the July 20 shooting inside an Aurora, Colo., movie theater….The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act would require buyers who are not dealers to present a photo ID at the time of purchase, “effectively banning the online or mail-order purchase of ammo by regular citizens,” according to a summary of the legislation provided to Fox News.
The three other provisions are: Only licensed dealers can sell ammunition, the licensed dealers must keep records of ammunition sales and they must report the sales of more than 1,000 rounds to an unlicensed buyer within five business days.
Lautenberg and McCarthy said they will introduce the legislation later this week.
First up this won’t fly. Lautenberg and McCarthy are two of the biggest losers on the hill, and everybody knows they come from extremist districts of anti-freedom moonbats, and to tie in with them is the political equivalent to grabbing a boat anchor in the deep end of the pool.
He also said the legislation is a “common sense” effort to flag suspicious activity and help prevent such sales to “a terrorist or the next would-be mass murderer.”
Or maybe not. Let’s say you bought a Nagant revolver because you like history, and they’re cheap. Then you want to shoot it. Privi Partizan is NOT boutique ammo, its fairly cheap stuff from Croatia, but that’s 50c per round.
But the Nagant is a miliary sidearm, so they have surplus ammo! Buy that can and you’re looking at 30c per round! That adds up quicky. Hell just one string in the 7-shot Nagant you’re saving $1.40!!! Hey, but that’s 92 rounds over 1,000!!!! You must be a terrorist!!!!
To comply with the law the house will have to open the sealed tin (which is a bit of a selling point in itself, as while the tin is sealed its preserved from the effects of time) and sell the packs in multiples under 1,000…and of course they’ll charge for their time re-bundling the ammo packs!
And of course this isn’t a safety factor. I’ve bought thousands of rounds online, often in large multiples (generally in lots of 500 or 1,000 because most standard packs of ammo come in boxes of 20 or 50, but odd deals get odd numbers, like my crate of 900 rounds of 7.62×51 NATO, that could have easily been 1,100 rounds, it was a good deal for a good number of rounds, so I bought it!), and of course with shipping costs its not uncommon for two or three people to go in on one bulk deal for a common caliber.