Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Background checks for ammo: new federal bill

In California, beginning July 19th of 2019, all ammunition in the state must be purchased through a vendor licensed by the Department of Justice and every potential purchaser of ammunition will be required to undergo a background check via a state system before receipt of said ammunition. We all know that the corruptive, Leftist, oppressive liberty-and-freedom-killing practices in California bleed over into other areas, states and venues. So should this be shocking to anyone? From Guns.com:

National bullet control bill would add background checks to ammo sales

by Chris Eger Democrats introduced a bicameral proposal this week to force those who would buy bullets to first go through a background check process. In measures proposed in the House by Florida’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Senateby Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal, would-be ammunition buyers would have to be first vetted by the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System. The lawmakers say the move to add controls to bullet sales would help leave criminals with empty guns. “Ammunition sales should be subject to the same legal requirements as firearm sales, and that includes instant background checks,” Blumenthal said. “The same laws that prevent dangerous individuals from purchasing firearms also prohibit them from amassing arsenals of ammunition, with one major loophole: there are no background checks for ammunition sales to enforce the law.”
But wait; it gets better. Don't think this isn't purposeful.
The move would force potentially millions of ammunition purchases into the already swamped NICS clearinghouse where transfers would be approved, delayed or denied. While the language of the proposals is not available, a statement from Wasserman Schultz’s office said that federally licensed gun dealers could use their existing system to process checks for ammo buyers while those who did not have an FFL would either work through an existing licensee or seek a license of their own.
Gosh, this wouldn't be some kind of retributive reaction after DWS demanded "her laptop" back form the US Capitol Police after its chief refused to return it -- and she threatened him -- because of an investigation into her Pakistani I.T. staffer, would it? Nah. Didn't think so either.
Wasserman Schultz’s bill, H.R.5383, has 34 Dems signed on as co-sponsors and has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. Blumenthal’s companion measure, S.2627, has likewise been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee and is co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI.

So let me tell you how this will work: it will work as well as background checks for firearms. And we know the efficacy of that program.

I'd wager that few if any mass shootings in the past, say, two or three years would have been avoided by firearms background checks. In fact, many suspects did pass prior checks. Or: they acquired the firearms from other persons and places. Or the federal government didn't do its own job -- in the case of Devin Kelley.

One thing we know for certain: not one mass shooter -- not one -- has been an NRA member. If you know of one, I'd like a name and evidence, not just hearsay.

Just as Barack Obama was one of the greatest firearms sellers in the history of the United States, this law will be one of the greatest ammunition sellers. Only now, just as homes are burglarized and firearms stolen, so now will be ammunition.

Who does this hurt? Criminals? Of course not. That's their day job. It's in their job description. It will instead hurt Americans who adhere to the laws And that is purposeful. The point isn't to keep ammunition out of the hands of criminals.

The point is to keep ammunition out of the hands of every civilian in the US, to the point where firearms become meaningless.

As we all know, the terminus of gun control is firearms confiscation and utter proscription.

Translated: a purely defenseless society.

Translated: you can have the car, golly yes. Who'd ever take away your cars, your independence and your ability to drive wherever you want whenever you want? Don't be daft! We're just going to remove your ability to acquire rubber and linked compounds so you can't purchase tires. But hell, you still have your car, right? So it's not about car control, you see? Don't be unreasonable. (Don't think we're not writing a bill to make sure you won't be able to purchase wheels. C'mon. Baby steps. After all, you'll still have your car.)

Who would have firearms, then? The government. Only. Period. And, oh yeah. Politicians and judges and celebrities and "high ranking officials" would still somehow magically manage to keep the firearms for their civilian bodyguards.

Can't have you lowlifes, you proles, you serfs, you groundlings, you grubbers, you deplorables, you vassals, you chattel, you underlings, you lackeys, you bond servants, you puppets interfering with your intellectual and political betters. Can we? Incremental. Baby steps. Think frog. Think boiling pot.

The logic will be this: hey, we're coming for your guns because, after all, what use are they really without bullets? Next up to bid? Handloaders. Trust me on this.


P.S. "You don't really need that gunpowder, do you? It's an environmental hazard, after all. Those cute little machines and presses? Sure, you can keep 'em. Oh, and those bullet thingies have to go, also."

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