Gun Control Through Ammunition Control

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

SunSentinel:

There are approximately 300 million guns presently in the United States — probably much more if you count the illegal weapons. Even if the most stringent laws regarding gun control were passed, we would never see our country unarmed.

There is a simple solution that is largely ignored: Guns do not kill people — bullets do. Bullets are not good forever — guns are. The average life of a cartridge is 10 years; after that the primer is no longer dependable. Why can’t we limit the ownership of ammunition to a reasonable amount and strictly regulate the sale of bullets? Since the right to bear arms in the Constitution doesn’t state “and ammunition,” it would probably also hold up to challenge by the NRA.

Right now we strictly regulate the sale of narcotics and give hypodermic needles away to addicts. Hypodermic needles are the guns and narcotics are the bullets.

How do you like being compared to a drug addict?  Still, there is wisdom is listening very carefully to your enemies.  I think Sun Tzu said something along those lines.

As gun control goes, if the collectivists want to get the biggest bang for their buck, ammunition is the way to do it.  Plan and act accordingly.

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  1. On October 17, 2017 at 5:04 am, john said:

    The 2nd Amendment DOES cover ammo, and with the very first clause:

    “A well regulated militia”

    Back with the Constitution was written, members of the standing army was referred to as “regulars”. Regulars were called that because they were sufficiently armed, trained, and provisioned so they could do their jobs.

    So that we might be able to form a well-regulated militia, we need ammo for the arms that we keep/bear, otherwise the amendment wouldn’t mean anything.

  2. On October 17, 2017 at 7:09 am, Fred said:

    I would continue the analogy in the context of the free market. How is that war on drugs working for you. Three decades, 1 trillion dollars, and hundreds of thousands of lives lost and NOBODY who has wanted a mind or mood altering substance has been denied it in any appreciable way. But what did happen? There are more drugs by both volume and variety and they are much more dangerous.

    Free markets see regulation as damage and routes around it. – Uncle.

    They have already outlawed, via regulation, the mining of lead. This is stupid. Is it in the national strategic interest? No, but NWO, we are the world, and kumbaya, but really, Police State. You know those little lead weights used to balance your car tires? Those are being replaced with non lead alternatives and I can assure you that this has nothing to the environment as billions of gallons of glyphosate are pored onto the ground every year. They are coming after the lead already.

  3. On October 17, 2017 at 9:47 am, Pat Hines said:

    Ken Royce, aka Boston T. Party, wrote years ago in his
    Boston’s Gun Bible, about how much ammo we should acquire for our main battle rifle, handgun, and shotgun.

    Main battle rifle – 10,000 rounds.
    Handgun – 5,000 rounds
    shotgun – 5,000 rounds of mixed purpose shells.

    In addition to the ammo stockpile, you should have 10 magazines for each main battle rifle and five magazines for each handgun.

    Laudable goals in my opinion.

  4. On October 17, 2017 at 9:51 am, Pat Hines said:

    One more bit of info. The US Supreme Court has already ruled about special taxes on supplies used to exercise a constitutionally protected right.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis_Star_Tribune_Co._v._Commissioner

  5. On October 17, 2017 at 11:11 am, Marshall said:

    Herschel,

    I have been working on this very issue since 2013 after reloading supplies dried up after Sandy Hook. I have found that it is possible to make your own projectiles, powder, and primers, if you want to, sometimes from common everyday items (like gunpowder from sugar and stump remover, or cold packs and charcoal, or even ground up ping pong balls). Threatening to cut off ammunition provokes no fear if you are prepared and knowledgeable. It is well past time to call those who propose such idiotic things enemies of the US and the constitution. Used consistently, such labels can be very powerful against those who hate liberty and our God given rights.

    Marshall

  6. On October 17, 2017 at 12:02 pm, Jack said:

    Leave it to the dead-tree-media companies to publish the clueless rantings of the collectivist hive.

    I wonder which Bloomberg group gave them the notion that cartridges are perishable.

    Conventional wisdom is that if kept in a cool dark place, modern primers will last for 50+ years, and corrosive primers will last virtually indefinitely.

    I use 7.56 x 54R from 1973 in my 1929 Mosin-Nagant rifle. Never had a misfire, and the limit on accuracy is my eyes.

  7. On October 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm, ExpatNJ said:

    “If you send armed men to take our liberty, our property, and our lives, we’ll take THEIR guns from THEIR cold dead hands and turn them on YOU”
    – Mike Vanderboegh [G*d rest his soul], swatmag.com, 06/2014.

    I am sure Mike was talking about their ammo, too …

  8. On October 17, 2017 at 4:21 pm, C said:

    ” The average life of a cartridge is 10 years; after that the primer is no longer dependable.”
    Hahahaha, good gosh they are Stupid!
    As I shoot my pre WW2 .303 ammo.
    Truely, You can’t fix stupid.

    Ya know, i can’t build rockets, so why should NASA,Gov’t or Private Industry listen to me about Rocket Science‽

  9. On October 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm, Jeffersonian said:

    C, agreed, I shot some 1950s .30-06 in a CMP match once, and I also had some of that 1939-ish Turkish 7.92x57mm. Still went bang.

    And, if the government denies us the right to buy ammunition, or components to make our own… we can just take theirs:

    http://jeffersonian.name/pics2009/guerilla2.jpg

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