In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado shooting (comparable to a typical week’s slaughter in gun-free Chicago) the usual anti-gun folks in Washington are introducing a bill to restrict ammunition sales.
This undoubtedly would not stop mass-killers, but it would certainly stop law abiding cartridge collectors.
According to a news report
“The bill, titled the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act, would effectively ban the online sale of ammunition to anyone other than licensed dealers by requiring a check of photo ID, which is difficult if not impossible over the Internet. It would also require anyone selling ammunition to be licensed, to keep records, and to report any sale of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Lautenberg and McCarthy plan to introduce the legislation on Tuesday.”
No telling if this bill will gain much support, but this is just one more example of why cartridge collectors NEED to be involved in politics at every level. If your candidates are either safe, or hopeless, then donate some money to help candidates in another district or state who is in a close race, or to the NRA-ILA or NRA-PVF.
As you may recall, ammunition sales were initially restricted under the Gun Control Act of 1968, but that was later removed as being totally worthless for fighting crime.