Why mess around with California’s capitulation when it comes to restricting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans? Face it, the Golden State’s new requirement for background checks before you can purchase ammunition is for gun-controlling wimps. No true gun-grabber would settle for such half measures.
A Detroit politician has a much better idea; don’t allow anyone to buy ammunition without first undergoing a mental health screening. Oh, and only allow ammo sales through local cop shops.
Wayne County Commissioner Reggie Davis, who represents the 6th district, is announcing a new proposed bill that would limit the sale of ammunition and increase checks for people buying ammunition in Wayne County.
Nicknamed the ‘Bullet Bill,’ Davis said the bill will require a mental health background check on those who purchase ammunition in Wayne County as well as limit the purchase of ammunition. On top of that, ammunition would have to be purchased from a law enforcement agency.
Commissioner Davis’s brother was shot and killed during a robbery attempt back in 2001.
“We must unload the guns. I do not want any more families to go through what my family and too many families have to endure on the killing fields of Wayne County,” Davis said in a release.
There’s no evidence that either of the perps who murdered the Commissioner’s brother was mentally ill. Not that it matters. Davis’s “Bullet Bill” isn’t really about keeping guns (or ammo) out of the hands of people with mental health problems. It’s about making it as difficult and expensive as possible to purchase ammunition in Wayne County.
And where have you heard this particular brand of bovine excrement before?
According to Davis, additional county taxes would be imposed on the purchase of ammo with revenue from it going to cover administrative costs, assist victims of gun violence and help with education programs.
If Davis’s bill were somehow enacted, all it would do is financially burden local gun stores and force ammunition sales into surrounding counties, just as Seattle’s ammo tax has done there. So actual ammo tax receipts will be a tiny fraction of whatever pull-it-out-of-your-rectum estimates Davis will surely throw around in order to sell the bill.
But that’s OK. In the mean time, Commissioner Davis has gotten his mug on the local news. He’s adequately signaled his deep concern. And he can say he’s doing his level best to do something about Detroit’s rampant “gun violence” problem. And so it goes.