Big brother rears his big ugly head again!

Excerpts from this article were taken from the Record Searchlight newspaper today:

“Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed into law a bill that requires buyers of handgun ammunition to leave thumbprints and detailed personal information with registered ammo sellers, as well as put restrictions on online bullet sales.

“Assembly Bill 962 reasonably regulates access to ammunition and improves public safety without placing undue burdens on consumers,” Schwarzenegger said in a letter explaining his decision.

The new restrictions will take effect Feb. 1, 2011.

Authored by Assemblyman Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, the bill bans direct shipping to Californians who buy bullets via mail order or over the Internet.
Instead, any ammo they buy would need to be picked up at a licensed handgun ammunition dealer, similar to the way guns are currently bought and sold.
The bill doesn’t require a waiting period to pick up ammunition as there is when purchasing firearms.

All handgun ammunition must be kept behind store counters.
Ammunition that can be used in both pistols and rifles — like the popular .22 caliber round used by target shooters and small game hunters — fall under the new restrictions.

The bill also would require that those purchasing ammunition provide photo ID and a thumbprint. The information would be kept on file and made available to law enforcement agencies.

Around a dozen gang-plagued cities in California have enacted similar local ordinances, geared to keep gang members from buying ammunition or tracking them down when they do.”

Okay, here’s a problem I see with this. It’s the same deal as trying to ban weapons or stifle the laws on purchasing them – THE BAD GUYS WILL ALWAYS HAVE GUNS AND AMMO. THEY DON’T BUY THEM (PRIMARILY) LEGALLY, ANYWAY! So the only people who will be supervised, with a few exceptions, will be the citizens who aren’t on the street using weapons for illegal purposes! We’ll be placed under the thumb of the government again. I am sure the price of ammo will go up too.

If things continue the way they are going, that thumb will be smashing us sooner than you think. Our dumbanator governor doesn’t have to worry if he has enough ammo – he has a fleet of hummers and personal guards and a stellar system of protection at his home.

What’s next? Any ideas?

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2 Responses to “Big brother rears his big ugly head again!”

  1. Kilauea Poetry Says:

    Below is something I’d saved ..this link changed but if you visit it it lists all the Countries that confiscated peoples guns and the end result- really great source of info-

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    What a surprise! NOT! This is a very interesting website and I sure appreciate you turning me on to it. I think it’s something everyone should contemplate. One thing I do know for sure – it’s not the gun that kills, it’s the person holding it.
    We have guns. We live in a town where three prisons are close enough to release their prisoners and give them just enough money to get here! I kid you not. We
    have at least 700 registered sexual offenders, and who knows what else! No one is telling me I can’t protect myself, and I pray I never have to use a gun, but even God has had his warriors – I’ve been beat up before-never again!

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