Supergenius Frank Lautenberg Announces Bill to Limit “Anonymous” Internet Ammunition Sales

Posted by on Jul 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

You can almost pity the old guy. He actually believes you can make anonymous purchases over the Internet. You would think someone on his staff a century or so younger would let him know James Holmes had his ammunition shipped to him under his own name.

Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday will announce new legislation to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) said the new law would make the sale of ammunition “safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder,” in a statement released Saturday.

Again, James Holmes had the ammunition sent directly to himself after identifying himself on the Internet. How hard is this to understand? Millions of gun owners do this on a regular basis and don’t go on murder sprees. So let’s punish them?

The lawmakers cite the recent movie massacre in Aurora, Colo. for spurring their bill.

“The shooter who killed 12 and injured 58 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater this month had purchased over 6,000 rounds of ammunition anonymously on the Internet shortly before going on his killing spree, according to law enforcement officials,” the statement reads. “The shooter used a civilian version of the military’s M-16 rifle with a 100-round drum magazine, a shotgun and two .40-caliber semi-automatic handguns commonly used by police officers.”

Something tells me Democrats are still trying to politicize an isolated incident. Lautenberg would be better served showing up in Chicago and asking where the marauders there are purchasing their ammunition. I suspect it’s not anonymously via the Internet.

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6 Responses to “Supergenius Frank Lautenberg Announces Bill to Limit “Anonymous” Internet Ammunition Sales”

  1. WarEagle82 on 29/29/12 at 11:04 pm

    Of course, the blood-thirsty murderer, who was receiving a $26,000 federal subsidy at the time of his murder spree, only needed a box or two of ammo at the most. Why he ordered 6,000 rounds is just plain odd considering he couldn’t have carried that much ammo with him to begin with.

    100 rounds of 556 NATO issue weighs about 2.7 lbs. I forget how much a 30 or 100 round mag itself weighs but ignoring the weight of the mags, 6000 rounds would weigh nearly 162 lbs. And of course the guy would have needed 200 x30 round or 60 x100 round mags to hold that much ammo.

    Based on a rate of fire of 700–950 rounds/min, it would have taken the federally subsidized murderer more than 6 minutes of continuous firing to get off 6000 rounds assuming the weapon would take that abuse for more than 6 full minutes and the lunatic could reload that fast.

    Lautenberg and his staff are MORONS of the first order. How about passing a law to stop subsidizing lunatics with federal funds. Then you can worry about how much ammo people buy over the internet…

  2. A.Men on 30/30/12 at 7:38 am

    How ’bout cracking down on “murder porn” movies! Isolate the scum of violence.

  3. PMain on 30/30/12 at 1:04 pm

    What as opposed to walking into a Walmart or gun shop & paying cash for ammo, anonymously? They tried the picture ID to purchase before, result was people buying more ammo from places that didn’t check ID.

  4. FrankG on 30/30/12 at 7:51 pm

    they re-animated old Frank’s corpse for a speech? Or was this a hacktastic press release? He’s been dead for a couple years

  5. Firehand on 1/01/12 at 7:51 pm

    ‘Pity’ my backside; he’s a corrupt, statist gun bigot who wants to control peoples’ lives in every way possible.