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May 18, 2015

The Banning Nation: Democrats Target Online Ammunition Sales

Because Freedom failed, I guess.

House Democrats are pushing legislation requiring face-to-face ammunition sales.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) has introduced the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015. The bill unveiled Tuesday would require federally licensed ammunitions dealers to confirm the identity of individuals who arrange to purchase ammunition over the Internet by verifying a photo ID in-person.

The bill would also require ammunition vendors to report any sales of more than 1,000 rounds within five consecutive days to the U.S. attorney general if the person purchasing ammunition is not a licensed dealer.

"Far too many times, we have seen the shocking images of unspeakable gun violence that could have been prevented," Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), one of the bill's original cosponsors, said in a joint statement. "Our bill to limit the online sale of ammunition is a long-overdue common sense reform that I am hopeful will spark Congress to put aside party difference and come together to help prevent such senseless tragedies."

I don't know which unspeakable gun crime he is citing which would have been prevented by this law.

But I guess that's besides the point. They never even bother to make any kind of logical nexus between the law they're proposing and the outcome they're seeking. It seems enough to them that this is vaguely "anti-gun" and criminals, I guess, are "pro-gun," so even though this would not prevent any of the mass shootings we've seen in the past few years, it's... I don't know.

A religious devotion? An offering to the God of Government?

The Democrats' proposed laws increasingly look like prayers in legislative language.



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