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Bryan Preston

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April 2, 2013 - 2:23 pm

These states that keep pushing away against law-abiding, responsible gun owners will soon only have law-breaking, irresponsible gun owners.

Democratic lawmakers are pushing like never before to regulate or tax ammunition sales. They say the logic is simple: A firearm is nothing but an expensive paperweight without ammunition.

“We regulated gun sales because of our concern about safety, (so) by logical extension we should do so with bullets,” said state Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, whose AB48 will be heard Tuesday by the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

Gun-rights advocates are preparing a counter-offensive, arguing that ammunition-control bills are a not-so-back-door assault on the Second Amendment.

The media does its part to push for the gun grabbers.

As lawmakers mull how to curb gun violence in the wake of December’s massacre of school children in Newtown, Conn….

Do you see the stolen base in that reporting? Gun violence is not up compared to historic trends. It’s down. Rifles are rarely used in acts of violence. But politicians are targeting certain kinds of rifles, and now ammunition, at a time when gun violence is down overall. The actual rate of violence is not the reason they’re pushing more laws. Specific acts of violence are the handiest excuse for pushing measures that many of them have long wanted to push, but lacked a crisis to enable them.

Newtown gave them that crisis, and they’re seeking to profiteer from it.

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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Anyone who has seen the movie, "Good Fellas" will remember how the character, played by Ray Liotta, got his start with the local "Mob" as a kid - by running bootleg cigarettes in his New York City neighborhood. I agree with Monster from the Id - if this law goes through, I think we'll see a bootleg market in ammo blooming overnight in California. Bootleg ammo salesmen will probably make as much money, if not more than, drug pushers. We'll probably see neighborhood drug pushers branching out into bootleg ammo sales.
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Exactly. At best Progressives are first order thinkers and worst they are working hand-in-hand with criminal organizations to control the population. It worked in the ghetto. Crime causes poverty and creates a controlable population that will keep voting them in office.
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If passed, the economies of Nevada and Arizona will see an uptick as gun owners cross state lines to buy bullets their. Meanwhile, California will see another revenue decrease and yet more civilized people will move out of the state.
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It's not hard to imagine a provision in the law making smuggling or simple possession of untaxed ammunition a felony, thus continuing the trend of making felons of us all.
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Making smuggling illegal yes but possession no. California cannot make it illegal to purchase a product in person in another state unless they make it illegal to possess ammunition in general. To do so would would violate the interstate commerce clause because they levying a prohibited tariff on interstate commerce.

With more and more California cities going bankrupt and cutting back on police Progressives are intent on turning over the streets to criminals. Crime is the Progressive tool of choice for social control.
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Making possession illegal would get smacked down by the courts Real Quick.
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Will they be taxing lead too? I do a lot of reloading and cast my own bullets. I've got plenty of reclaimed brass and a few pounds of powder and plenty of primers. I'm also into black powder shooting so I've got a number of muzzleloaders.
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I'm sure the Mexican drug cartels, the Mafia, black market "bootloaders," and other civic-minded types will be more than happy to supply us with ammunition at reasonable prices.
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