In the wake of the Aurora, Colorado shooting, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday that Barack Obama will "evaluate" a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales.
Why online ammunition sales? Well according to reports coming out of Aurora, James Holmes accumulated some 6,000 rounds of ammo. That really is not a large amount of ammunition, especially when you purchase in bulk to save money.
Earnest was asked at the beginning of the press briefing whether or not Obama supported the measure, which is sort of a silly question, knowing what Obama's views on guns are. Not only would it put a halt to sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the internet and other mail orders, but it would also force ammunition dealers to report large sales of munitions to law enforcement.
This is the bill I was telling you about earlier that is sponsored by Democrats Sen. Frank Lauthenberg and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy. I know you are shocked it's Democrats supporting this.
"The president's view that have been relayed quite frequently over the last few days, you know, is that he believes in the Second Amendment of the Constitution, in the right to bear arms but he also believes that we should take robust steps within existing law to ensure that guns don't fall in the hands of criminals or others [who] shouldn't have them, said Earnest, referencing Obama's comments to the National Urban League.
Now we know that Barack Obama would love nothing more than to disarm the American people. We know he wants full control over our lives, so all of this talk about "evaluating" this bill or any like it is simply code for "Yes the president is for any and all gun control laws, including those which would ban or regulate the sale of ammunition online or otherwise."
Sen. Lautenberg said in a statement,
“If someone wants to purchase deadly ammunition, they should have to come face-to-face with the seller. It's one thing to buy a pair of shoes online, but it should take more than a click of the mouse to amass thousands of rounds of ammunition."
I wonder if Mr. Lautenberg has the same opinion of knives, nails, or other kitchen utensils that could be used a "deadly" weapons. Is he going to make people who purchase a cutlery set "come face to face with the seller? So what. What if I walk into the local gun shop and purchase all the ammunition I want? What difference will that make? It will mean that I, as a law abiding citizen, will have to trouble myself with getting in the car, spending money for gasoline to purchase something I could have purchased from the privacy and comfort of my own home. It stops no one from obtaining ammunition, just troubles law-abiding citizens to make liberals feel better that they wrote a law. This is another frivolous and stupid waste of paper and ink that will not stop criminals from obtaining ammunition if they want it.
Sen. Lautenberg's partner in crime, Rep. McCarthy said
“Law-abiding gun owners and shooters should support this legislation because it hinders criminals from abusing the Second Amendment right that our nation promises and could save innocent lives in the process."
Well you know what Mrs. McCarthy, as I said before you should be at home being a wife and mother. This is no place for you because you obviously don't understand "law-abiding gun owners and shooters." If I want to purchase 10 .50 claiber ammo cans full of .223 ammunition because I'm having some guys down and we're going to shoot all day, that should be my prerogative, not yours. Again, in no way does the law actually stop criminals from obtaining ammunition anymore than it stops them from acquiring knives, bombs, or guns. It does however, inconvenience the "law- abiding gun owners and shooters" you mention though. Thanks, but no thanks.
The Hill reports at least some good news,
The legislation is unlikely to make it into law.
Gun reform has become one of the most controversial issues in Washington in recent years, as the gun lobby has evolved into one of the most influential powers on Capitol Hill. President Obama and Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, have been careful not to call for new reforms in the wake of the Aurora, Colo., tragedy. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said last week he has no plans to bring up gun-control legislation, and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said the same.
Yeah well we know where Obama stands on gun control and tomorrow I'll be putting out Mitt Romney's record on it. It's not that stellar either.