California Democrats Pushing for Background Checks and Permits to Purchase AMMO

January 10 2014
by GSL Staff
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ammo stockI’m just waiting on California to pass a bill saying that the Constitution of the United States is just invalid within that state.

They’re practically already doing that anyway, they may as well just come out and be honest about it.

California lawmakers, specifically California Democrats, have announced that they will push hard this legislative session in order to require background checks and a permit in order to purchase ammunition.

According to the Washington Post,

“Anyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions asked,” Sen. Kevin de Leon (D), the bill’s lead sponsor, said in an interview. “The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence. The gun itself, the hand gun or the long gun or the high-powered weapon is the delivery device. The gas, the fuel, is the ammunition, and no one knows who buys it.”

No other state has gone as far as to regulate ammunition purchases, de Leon said, though gun-control advocates in other state legislatures, including New York, have expressed interest in copying the proposal.

The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence? Seriously? Time for a new speech writer Mr. de Leon. How about poor parenting, gang culture and an ineffective criminal justice system? In my opinion, those things are the fuel that feeds the violence.

Heaven forbid we actually address the root causes of violent crime. Let’s just make up some new permitting laws instead.

As some readers have pointed out, this could effectively ban online sales as well if ammo has to be sold through an FFL dealer who checks permits and conducts the background check.

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