Florida Democrat Wants Ammunition Buyers to Take Anger Management Classes

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 at 7:14 am

She looks rather angry herself. Has she enrolled in any anger management classes recently?

A Florida legislator wants anyone trying to buy ammunition to complete an anger management program first, in what critics say is the latest example of local lawmakers reaching for constitutionally-dubious solutions to the problem of gun violence.

The bill filed Saturday by state Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, would require a three-day waiting period for the sale of any firearm and the sale of ammunition to anyone who has not completed anger management courses. The proposal would require ammo buyers to take the anger management courses every 10 years.

“This is not about guns,” Gibson said. “This is about ammunition and not only for the safety of the general community, but also for the safety of law enforcement.”

It’s not about guns. Sure it’s not. Now why wouldn’t anyone believe her?
Gibson’s lunacy was met with the appropriate ridicule.

Critics of the bill, however, derided the legislation as “absolutely ridiculous” and suggested that Gibson take a course on the U.S. Constitution.

“When I first saw it, I thought it had to be a joke,” said Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carry, a nonprofit group championing the right to bear arms. “They’re trying to say that anyone who owns a gun or shoots a gun or has ammunition for it needs counseling and obviously has some anger problems.”

Caranna said he was disappointed that Gibson wasted her time on the bill instead of focusing on other issues like jobs or the state’s rate of foreclosures, which is the highest in the nation.

“We’ve got a lot of issues that should be the focus of these bill slots with limited filing, but instead we put in something as ridiculous as this,” he said. “I don’t see a planet where this passes. This is an attempt to grab attention – it has to be. And that’s really disappointing.”

Gibson is on Twitter, but not very active. Ironically her most recent tweet pimps an ACLU press release. Oddly she doesn’t seem concerned about the civil liberties of gun owners.

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8 Responses to “Florida Democrat Wants Ammunition Buyers to Take Anger Management Classes”

  1. Steve S. on 11/11/13 at 9:30 am

    Mockery, ridicule, jeering, and derisive laughter are potent weapons. Use them. Often. That’s all most of the Dem ideas are worth.

    Why we waste time with serious consideration and attempted rebuttals to Dem-Prog-LeftyLib lunacies is quite unfathomable to me.

  2. Blue Hen on 11/11/13 at 10:10 am

    Hi! I’m a democrat. I am trying to get you to swallow the notion that I’m all about “sensible gun control” which is currently fighting military intelligence for the world champ in oxymorons. Anywho, I just emitted a howler about ammunition somehow not being connected in any way, shape or form to guns. As if buying a case of ammunition in and of itself is a question for anger management classes, which will probably make the DUI, parenting and defensive driving classes that governments stage as money makers seem like dotoral dissertations at Oxford.
    Q: How did buying this case of ammunition make you…..feel? A: Great! it finally went on sale. Riveting drama there.

  3. Acethepug on 11/11/13 at 10:39 am

    Turn it around, then. Okay, the potential ammo-buyer will take the anger management course. And anyone wanting an abortion for anything other than health, rape, or incest reasons will be forced to undergo counseling beforehand.

    Somehow, I doubt Gibson would agree to that, despite the right to bear arms being spelled out in the Second Amendment, and the right to abortion on demand being spelled out exactly nowhere.

    Ah, well, different rules when you’re a Democrat, after all.

  4. Whatev on 11/11/13 at 11:20 am

    “When I first saw it, I thought it had to be a joke,”

    Under Ubinga of Kenya this has become a parody of a country.

  5. hutch1200 on 11/11/13 at 12:20 pm

    Going out to the range at my dads’ farm and blasting a few cheap soda cans (under 16 oz!), accurately punching holes in paper is my “therapy”. Great stress reliever. When my boys do good, and shoot well, it seems to help their all important “self esteem”.
    What angers me is that ammo is so hard to find!

  6. Immanuel Kuhl on 11/11/13 at 6:29 pm

    I propose legislation that any Democrat that offers legislation regarding gun control should take mental competency training.