Democrats propose $10,000 fine for gun owners who don’t have insurance

Gun-ControlFrom the DailyCaller.com:

A contingent of liberal Democrats in Congress is proposing a new federal gun control idea: mandatory liability insurance for gun owners.

When New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney introduced the legislation last month with eight other Democrats, she boasted that it is “the first bill to require liability insurance of gun buyers nationwide.”

It also calls for the federal government to impose a fine as much as $10,000 if a gun owner doesn’t have insurance on a firearm purchased after the bill goes into effect.

It doesn’t take much more than a fourth grader — yes, even a public school-educated fourth grader — to realize that this is a brain-glazingly idiotic idea.

It’s as idiotic as the rest of the gun-grabbing laws that affect only law abiding citizens.  Actual citizens, actual taxpayers, will be the sole individuals hurt by this and similar laws.  For one very obvious reason:

The vast, vast bulk of gun crime is committed by purposeful criminals, who have records, who have likely been in jail or prison any number of times, who have violated parole any number of times as well.

Because they are criminals.  It’s what they do.  It’s in their genes, it’s outlined in their job description.  I know.  I’ve dealt with criminals for 42 years.  I know them, I sense them, I can smell them, see them, recognize them from afar.

Here’s what’s coming: your homeowners’ insurance will require a separate policy for every firearm owned.  Extra money.  And an accounting.  To the insurance agency and then from them to the government because the government will want the information and the statistics.  Then your ammunition will be limited and riders will be required as well, mandating the same things again: more cash, more regulations, more reports to your agent and thusly to the federal government.

This law and laws like it don’t hurt criminals and it won’t curb so-called “gun crime.”  The mentally deranged are already out there, and many of them are already criminals because the “system” knows not how to deal with the insane and the mentally misadjusted.  Those persons — at least in Fornicalia — get dumped into the criminal justice system and then spend time incarcerated in jails and prisons.  They have criminal and/or violent tendencies and they commit crimes.

Therefore, only the law-abiding are penalized.  Criminals couldn’t care less, and the mentally deranged lack the capacity to want to care at all.

Power and control.  It’s about power and control and ideology.  Leftism.  Socialism.

Because, once completely disarmed, the government can do, literally, anything it wants at any time for any reason with its “citizens” who, by that point, are nothing more than Serfs and Proles and Groundlings.

Check your history.

BZ

Gun Control, Switzerland

And here’s the BIG difference: more guns in the hands of LAWFUL American citizen taxpayers — not criminals.  But the Obaka Administration adamantly refuses to make that distinction, placing American gun owners into the SAME category as common criminals.

 

Ammo Prices Have Doubled Since December At ‘America’s Largest Gun Shop’

Pistol Lineup 29 Sep 2007 Vertical orientation versionFrom CNSNews.com:

The price of his store’s ammunition has more than doubled since mid-December, says Larry Hyatt, owner of Hyatt Gun Shop in Charlotte, N.C., which bills itself “America’s Largest Gun Shop.”

I spoke to Mr. Hyatt today about the increase in the price of ammunition since mid-December (when the gun control debate began to heat up). Hyatt said that the ammo market is “very volatile” and that he “doesn’t know when the next shipment will be.”

His best seller right now is .22LR caliber.  Gun owners like to shoot this caliber because it is typically a cheaper round and also optimal for target shooting, known as “plinking”

A box containing 500 rounds of .22LR was selling for approximately $20/box back in December.  Today, Mr. Hyatt tells me he is selling the same box for $49.  This represents a 145 percent increase in price.

We “immediately started rationing” as there are “a lot of unknowns for deliveries of products,” Hyatt said.

The 5.56mm was selling for $0.50 a round in mid-December.  Today it sells for $1.00/round; a 100 percent increase in price.

Mr. Hyatt also said that 50 rounds of 9mm were selling for $10.99 – but, they’re now priced at $24.00 per box.  This represents an increase of 118 percent.

Any observations from your end?

BZ

 

 

DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition — WHY?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has engaged a contract to purchase an additional 21.6 MILLION rounds of small arms ammunition for the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (their auxiliary training point) in Artesia, New MexicoThe contract equates to 10 million rounds of 165-grain .40 caliber JHP, 10 million rounds of 115-grain 9mm JHP, and 1.6 million rounds of 9mm ball.

A DHS informant has already indicated that the United States is preparing for a massive amount of potential civil strife.

And further — lest you forget — the US DHS and ICE already secured a contract with ATK for half a BILLION small arms rounds in .40 caliber, April of 2012.

As I wrote:

Compare this to, for example, the war in Iraq. Where 5.5 million rounds per month were fired at its height. That equates to 66 million rounds per year in wartime. This then, further, equates to roughly seven years of war against US citizens at an “Iraq-type” expenditure.

Obama’s NDAA already exists. It is extant. And it doesn’t stand for the North Delaware Apartment Association. It stands for a diminishment of your civil liberties. It provides Mr Obama the power to detain Americans at will.

What is the further “logical extension”?

That is this: your federal government seems to be anticipating a MASSIVE shooting war against its own citizens.

I can feature no other reason for such a staggering purchase of handgun rounds by the federal government.

The bottom line is this: over the last 10 months, 1.625 BILLION rounds of ammunition have been ordered by DHS — your federal government.  Not state governments.  Not county governments.  Not city governments.

InfoWars indicates:

Such massive quantities of ammo purchases have stoked fears that the agency is preparing for some kind of domestic unrest. In 2011, Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and “processing” of large numbers of people.

Further, and perhaps more pointedly for me:

A study funded by the Department of Homeland Security that was leaked last year characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

That, essentially, quantifies ME and the bulk of my readers as terrorists.  Plain and simple.  I don’t know how to otherwise express this.

Since that time, I’ve been doing some serious cogitation on the issue.  I’ve been attempting to “connect the dots,” so to speak.

The ammunition upon which the topic is predicated deals with small arms.  Primarily popular calibers with both civilian and non-military law enforcement — to the tune of 9mm and .40 cal.

Conspicuously absent in these stories are the categories of .223 / 5.56 — .308 / 7.62.  Also absent are the “older” small arms rounds of .38 caliber, .357, .44 and .45 caliber.  The large current sniper round of .50 caliber was also excluded.

So I began to think.  Damn me for that.

WHAT I CONCLUDED:

These massive orders have been heretofore unplaced by the federal government for “civilian consumption.”  With some insight:

As Rangemaster for my 2,000+ deputy Western Fornicalia department, I quickly found myself slightly impacted when ordering ammunition back in the early 2000s.  The federal government was, obviously, fighting on fronts that demanded 9mm and .223.  I rapidly discovered that ammunition manufacturers didn’t run simultaneous lines of, say, .45 and 9mm and .40 and .223 and .308; oh no.  They ran one strict line of .45 caliber.  Then they changed dies and brass and ran another line of 9mm.  And so on.  It defied description and logic but it was what it was.  The military was the priority.

Knowing the patterns of ammunition manufacturers — and taking into consideration the MASSIVE federal ammunition orders — I can submit a conclusion that, now, to me, should have been glaringly-obvious many months ago.  And that is this:

The federal government out-thought both the law enforcement and the civilian aspect of ammunition importance.

When you place a priority order, everything else gets kicked aside.

- Minor LE gets kicked aside;
- Civilian orders get kicked aside;

To what end?  An end that I submit we all should have guessed and didn’t:

When massive priority federal orderings get made, that diminishes the availability of ammunition for the civilian and — also — the civilian law enforcement venue.

Plain and simple.

Ammunition is hard to get and order for average Americans.  Imagine that.

What no one else is telling you: civilian law enforcement is also finding it difficult to locate and order its ammunition.  Imagine that.

The federal government killing two birds with one stone: stocking up for itself; reducing rounds available for civilian “terrorists.”

You tell me:

Where am I wrong here?

BZ

 

 

The Gun Store Reaction is here:

Obnama's Soldier of HopeSteveQuayle.com

Steve,

I went to a gun store today in OKC, called H&H to buy a couple box’ s of ammo, three to be exact. Of what is often referred as plinking rounds. Nothing big or major. Before they would show me the ammo, which is behind the counter. I had to give them my first and last name. I asked why and what for. They said so they can get my name and face on the camera with the box of ammo. So that way if a crime was committed police could match the ammo box to the store, and the one who purchased it. They said it has been that way for a year. After my friend grilled them about tracking every bullet individually, I was then able to get my ammo. Believe me I will not go back. Not every store is this way in OKC. But heads up its coming.

L

http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=33&d=257

You thought perhaps all gun and ammo retailers would uphold your rights and not become government agents absent clear laws?

Guess again.

Perhaps its time for an examination of and questions for your outlets.

BZ