Ammunition control is progressive police state gun grabbing legislation that seeks to track, monitor and control the ownership and use of firearms by law-abiding peaceable citizens by requiring mandatory tracking and monitoring of ammunition sales by both the retailer and the Department of Justice in centralized databases.
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- Require all ammunition to only be sold by FFL (Federal Firearms Licensees) controlled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
- Ban all loaning or gifting of ammunition to a friend, colleague or family member, even in an emergency such as home security for self-defense during an active shooter home invasion.
- Require an ammunition purchase license with mandatory background check for each purchase creating a large new police state bureaucracy including greatly slow down purchases at retailers, many of whom would simple stop selling ammunition.
- Ban all internet-based sales of ammunition by online retailers such as Cheaper Than Dirt. Interestingly, the Democrats re-added this provision to the 2014 ammunition control bill even though it was declared unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court. This would have cost the taxpayers and the NRA, Gun Owners of America and the Second Amendment Foundation a lot of money re-defending this issue in the court system.
If ammunition control had passed in California, as it did in the gun-grabbing, high crime, liberal bastion of Chicago, California would have been the first state to pass such draconian law. It wouldn't have been long before the other most of the current 16 unfree states (such as Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland and Colorado) tend to follow the trend-setting California when it comes to liberal nanny state legislation.
Despite passing almost unanimously in the left-wing Democrat controlled California State Legislature, it was surprisingly vetoed by elitist liberal gun collector Governor Jerry Brown in 2014. Governor Brown has a long history of voting for, supporting, and as governor in the 1970s and 21st century, signing gun control legislation despite himself being a gun collector. Governor Brown said on his veto that ammunition control would do little to stop crime.
The ammunition control bill was originally sponsored by gun grabbing Leland Yee, the corrupt leftist Asian-American San Francisco state senator who is now in prison for being involved with bribery, drug trafficking and gun running of assault rifles with Chinese gangs. Yee had sponsored and strongly supported legislation banning all semi-automatic rifles (leaving only bolt-action hunting rifles left for home defense) especially the AR-15 and even the diminutive Ruger 10/22. When that failed he and most California Democrat legislators attempted to reinstate the 1994 to 2004 Clinton Administration so-called Assault weapons ban. When that failed Lee attempted to ban the bullet button on AR-15s and AK-47s.
Criminals by Nature Never Follow Laws
Ammunition control, gun control and gun free zones have always been absurd left wing "unicorn utopia" wishful thinking pollyanna fantasies of the Anti-self-defense movement, for the simple reason that criminals by their nature never follow laws.
A huge campaign of disinformation on guns is pushed daily on our TVs and Internet devices. It has nothing to do with public safety or preventing mass shootings of innocent people. No law against "guns and ammo" would have stopped the evil Islamic jihad terrorists from murdering 12 people at the gun free zone in Paris at Charlie Hebdo or Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary school – violent criminals will always break laws and be violent with all kinds of devices – they don't need guns (as evidenced by the high amount of knife crime and knife murders in "gun free" United Kingdom and Australia).
Thomas Jefferson said, "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
If we truly wish to increase public safety, then we should make laws whereby immediate armed responses by good civilians are allowed and encouraged – now that will save our children and stop these senseless massacres by madmen. President James Monroe said on November 16, 1818, "The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals."
Jefferson said, "The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed;..." (Thomas Jefferson letter to Justice John Cartwright of the Supreme Court, June 5, 1824. 1824. ME 16:45).
No, this progressive police state "gun grabbing" movement is more ominous in nature, and it ties into an alarming political change in the United States – the exact kind our wise Founding Fathers worried about. "To disarm the people [is] the best and most effectual way to enslave them…" (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380, June 14, 1788)
Unfree States Attempting Ammunition Control
In 2008 there were 18 unfree states seeking to impose some form of ammunition control over lawful owners and users of guns:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- We hardly knew Yee, Accessed January 14, 2015
- http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/27/we-hardly-knew-yee Accessed March 28, 2014