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March 6, 2013 - 12:03 pm

To Democrats, the Second Amendment is about hunting when it’s convenient for it to be about hunting, and it’s about other stuff when that’s convenient. Florida State Sen. Audrey Gibson of Jacksonville seems to think that any use of firearms must be about anger. Or something.

A Florida legislator wants anyone trying to buy ammunition to complete an anger management program first, in what critics say is the latest example of local lawmakers reaching for constitutionally-dubious solutions to the problem of gun violence.

The bill filed Saturday by state Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, would require a three-day waiting period for the sale of any firearm and the sale of ammunition to anyone who has not completed anger management courses. The proposal would require ammo buyers to take the anger management courses every 10 years.

“This is not about guns,” Gibson said. “This is about ammunition and not only for the safety of the general community, but also for the safety of law enforcement.”

Actually it’s about several things, including government busybodies run amok, and about backdoor registration and monitoring of law-abiding gun owners and firearms. It’s also about Democrats as a party being the party of oppression and control. Empower them at any level and pretty soon you’re kissing your freedoms goodbye.

Gibson’s bill does not offer a threshold for the amount of ammunition needed to necessitate the need for anger management courses.

“It is unlawful to: A) Sell ammunition to another person who does not present certification that he or she has successfully completed an anger-management program consisting of at least 2 hours of online or face-to-face instruction in anger-management techniques,” the bill reads. “The certification must be renewed every 10 years. B) Purchase or otherwise obtain ammunition by fraud, false pretense, or false representation.”

Shhh…don’t tell her that some people know how to make their own bullets.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Sorry. I just rescanned and this is SB 1678. She has a companion bill about 990 gun bans for psychological assessment.

She represents the north side of Jacksonville, an area with a lot of shootings. It seems that the net effect here is to help psychologists with this bill by forcing us to attend several sessions of class with those forced by the courts to attend due to domestic violence issues.
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I have scanned the websites of both houses in Florida and cannot find this bill.
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on the plus side, Mike Leara (R) state house Mo. has introduced a bill (HB633) to make it a class D felony to propose gun control.
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Just ignorance about guns, that's all. It is worse than you think. I went through an anger management course. It took me 32 weeks to get through a 20-week course. Why? The group has to approve you lewaving, and so do both sociologists running the group. One of them was an effete guy who could not stand aggressive guys. If he had not taken terminally ill, I would never have gotten out. That means, if one of them is an anti-gun zealot, you will NEVER get through the course.

Just another ignorant, gun-hateing Democrat.
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Great idea. And let's also require 20 AA meetings for everyone who buys alcohol. Oh, and also require a 'Miss Manners' table etiquette course for anyone who buys silverware. A nutrition course for everyone who eats in a fast food restaurant. But for understanding the liberal, nanny-state, do-gooder mentality, this would be maddending.

Senator Gibson, how about requiring a course on the U.S. Constitution before being eligible to run for the state legislature! That would be a welcome law!
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These people are insane, there's really no other credible explanation for them.
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