I'm sure many readers have heard of the proposal to tightly regulate ammunition sales in New York state.
The legislation would place a strict limit on the number of bullets a gun owner could purchase over a 90-day time period, and prevent gun dealers from selling ammunition for a firearm to anyone unauthorized to have such a weapon.
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While the measure is aimed at owners of assault rifles, the language contained in the draft legislation would also affect owners of handguns with much smaller capacities, such as six-shooters.
Since the measure would cap the amount of ammunition to no more than twice the amount of the capacity of the weapon every 90 days, these gun owners would be limited to buying a dozen bullets every three months.
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While the practicality of limiting small-capacity gun owners to a less than a box of bullets is unexplored, those familiar with the legislation say the lawmakers look upon the language as a starting point in negotiations.
There's more at the link. The proposal is accompanied by all the usual whingeing, hand-wringing and emotional appeals we've come to expect from moonbats of this ilk.
Quite apart from its impracticality (you're going to restrict the owner of a 5-shot snubnose revolver to ten rounds of ammo for it every three months? Really?), this illustrates the depths to which anti-gunners will sink in their efforts to impose their will on the rest of us. They've already abandoned logic and rational thought, as we discussed after the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Now they've decided that if they can't ban the instrument itself, they'll do their best to ban its fuel. It's like trying to combat drunk drivers by controlling how much gasoline every driver can buy over a given period, whether they're drunk or not. The idea is nonsensical . . . not least because there are literally millions of gun-owners out there who reload their own ammunition. It will be child's play for gang-bangers and criminals to obtain more ammunition than the proposed legislation allows. All they have to do is buy it out of state, or buy it privately from those who've built up stocks, or have someone reload it for them, or reload their own. It couldn't be easier.
Nevertheless, this is yet another important wake-up call to those of us who take self-defense and personal security seriously. Check your ammo stocks, friends. I've written before about "How much ammunition is 'enough'?" I suggest you take a look at that article, and also make sure you have enough for ongoing practice. In the light of idiotic proposals such as this, you might want to double or triple your stocks, just in case. (I don't need to. I did so long ago, because I've run into fools like these before.)