Monday to Democrat legislation has been drafted and put forward that would effectively ban online or mail-order purchases of ammunition in the aftermath of the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater.
The proposal, crafted by Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg and Democratic Representative Carolyn McCarthy, aims to restrict the ability of Americans to buy unlimited quantities of ammunition over the Internet, or by mail order, anonymously.
The new legislation, dubbed the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act, rests on four pillars, according to Lautenberg's office:
1. It requires anyone selling ammunition to be a licensed dealer.
2. It requires ammunition buyers who are not licensed dealers to present photo identification at the time of purchase, effectively banning the online or mail order purchase of ammo by regular civilians.
3. It requires licensed ammunition dealers to maintain records of the sale of ammunition.
4. It requires licensed ammunition dealers to report the sale of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to an unlicensed person within any five consecutive business days.
The NRA's official stand is that we have more than enough gun laws on the books already and that the Democrats are soon to draft legislation to ban or confiscate all weapons when there is another shooting.
Gun owners are encouraged to contact their congressman and voice concerns over this ammunition grab the Democrats are forcing upon us.