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.