There are many rules and regulations that we as Americans must follow. For example, in order to operate a vehicle, you must be a licensed driver and register/insure your car. If you operate a radio or TV station on public airways, you can not use words like George Carlin's seven dirty words on the air without hefty fines by the FCC. If you buy fireworks, which are used not to kill, but to entertain, you must buy the ones deemed legal by the government.
Unfortunately for us Americans, any regulations on the sale of ammunition are deemed superfluous by the controlling party of Congress. One pundit on the GOP even claimed that gun control is the real War on Women. That's right, the sale of ammunition for lethal weapons is simply too unimportant to track. Let's face it, any politician who runs for office as a Republican must meet the absurd standards of the death lobby, a.k.a. the National Rifle Association.
The Washington Free Beacon features an article that is supposed to make their readers outraged that such regulation has been proposed.
House Democrats introduced a bill which seeks to restrict online ammunition purchases as well as track large orders.
The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D., N.J.), would require people who purchase ammunition online to display a photo ID in-person in order to receive the order. It would also require ammunition sellers to report to the Attorney General’s office any time they sell 1,000 rounds or more over a 5 day period to the same buyer.
The troglodyte demographic of Bloody Bill Kristol's son-in-law (34 year old Editor in Chief of the WFB, Matthew Continetti) are up in arms over this. A bullet can take the life of any innocent person, yet none of the measures designed to improve gun safety are allowed to be legislated. Rational discussion ends when it comes to the gun industry, and the world looks on in horror at the terrible state of gun violence in the U.S.A.
Even the Free Beacon includes the logical justification by supportive politicians (Democrats) for such a measure.
“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, told The Hill. “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.”
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“This common-sense reform would save lives by depriving violent criminals of a means of anonymously amassing ammunition without proper scrutiny,” Rep. Donald Payne, Jr., (D., N.J.), another co-sponsor of the bill told the paper.
Then, the article explains why this can't succeed, no matter how much it makes sense:
Due to Republican control of Congress, the bill is unlikely to pass.
Still, the gun nuts are going to try to promote their sales any way they can. Emails like this one from survivallife.com are sent with impunity, with no regard for the dangerous consequences that result from irresponsible gun ownership. It's high time we put a stop to the unfettered acquisition of ungodly amounts of ammunition. But the only way we can do that is to replace these ammosexual politicians with sensible Democrats.