Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Finding Ammo

By using the technique of calling the stocking manager at 6:15 AM to find out if any ammo had arrived, then rushing across town to get in line just before 7 AM to be able to buy up to 3 boxes of whatever was available when it became available at 8 AM, I managed to score 3 boxes of .22LR, 333 count. I now have enough .22 to get through the year with e-postal matches, an Appleseed, and a trip to GBR this year.

It could be worse. Conneticut is enacting legislation that makes the state the final arbitrator of who gets to buy anything, including ammo:
Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Republican whose district includes Newtown, called the proposal "the most comprehensive package in the country because of its breadth".
It would create a registry of weapons offenders and require a new state eligibility certificate for the purchase a rifle, shotgun or ammunition.
Such a certificate would be issued after the buyer was fingerprinted, took a firearms training course and passed both a criminal background check and checks to see whether the person had been committed to a psychiatric hospital.
Criminal background checks would now be required of all prospective gun purchasers. Currently, federal law exempts so-called private transactions, which can include online sales and sales at gun shows.
Notwithstanding what Federal law may or may not allow, I seriously doubt if you can buy any gun at all at a Connecticut gun show without a background check. The lie just keeps being repeated.

The SCOTUS has ruled that if you are a disqualified person, you are not required to register your guns with the state as this would be self incrimination, so thugs and whack jobs can relax, the law only applies to the law-abiding.

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