Friday, June 13, 2008

They're coming to take me away. HA, HA!

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.Well actually, they're coming for your ammo. The gun grabbers have refocused their efforts on ammunition sales and transfer. They've realized they've lost for now on the gun control issue; that the outcome of Parker vs Heller pending at the SCOTUS is a fait accompli.

Handgun Control even admitted recently that 75% of the US population recognizes the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right -- not a collective right fulfilled by the National Guard.

California legislators are leading the way again.

Most notably with a ban on lead ammo in the Condor range to protect the Condor from poisoning (that inspite of wildlife biologists testimony to the contrary). Just a case of more junk science in support of a political agenda.

Most recently the Berkeley legislature meeting in Sacramento have decided that the transfer of ammunition needs to be restricted. This is excerpted from a report by the NRA-ILA,
Assembly Bill 2062, sponsored by State Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 17.
AB2062 would make it a crime to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month, even between family and friends,

50 rounds? 50 rounds! That's one box of 22 ammo. 1 box of 38 special ammo. 2 boxes of shotgun birdshot shells. That's only good for about 15 minutes at the range for most people.

Read the complete report along with some comments/discussion at this thread on The Gunthing Forum.

The Berkeley legislators would have soiled their pants if they'd seen this delivery to my back door last week.

That delivery would be 960 rounds of 30-06 Greek mil surplus. It was purchased and shipped from a US government sponsored agency named the "Civilian Marksmanship Program." Not surprisingly the CMP (link) exists to promote civilian marksmanship. I would be breaking the law if this new bill passes. I did a combined buy with a colleague at work and delivered one case to him. We both belong to "qualifying" organizations that promote marksmanship.

That of course takes us back to the 2nd Amendment and the government's interest in promoting a well trained (or "regulated" in the 18th century use of the word) civilian populace (or "militia" the able bodied males not in the military).


Harrison said...

Have you seen this:

be603 said...

Yep, it's like a bad penny. Seems like it turns up every year.