Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner has proposed that California impose a waiting period on bullet sales.
Her sound bite on TV last night was so insane I thought my head would explode.
Most gun owners always keep a supply of ammunition around. Oh and for your information… 200, 250, 500, even 2000 rounds of ammunition isn’t that much, despite the mock breathless shocked reporting of the talking heads on CNN.
At a shooting match, you go through 250 rounds. On the shooting range you can easily fire 300 rounds. Why? because you’re practicing!
How many golf balls do you hit at the driving range? How many baseballs do you hit in a batting cage?
If you’re practicing to hit a target, you use a lot of bullets, just like any other situation where practice improves skill.
This “Lawmaker” obviously doesn’t know what the term “Pre-Meditated” means.
NO, It doesn’t mean that you meditate seeking karmic balance before you get your gun and go shoot up a school.
It means that you plan well in advance your actions.
That being said a waiting or cool down period before you can purchase ammunition is pointless.
Do you think that James Holmes wasn’t planning?
Lets see, allegedly he had guns and ammunition in his car along with body armor. He didn’t stop at the army surplus store and buy that stuff on the way to the theater.
Holmes also took the time to boobytrap his apartment and was probably not intending to come back but was trying to take out additional fire and law enforcement officers that he knew would come to investigate his residence.
So Ms. Skinner what kind of waiting period do you think you’d like to impose? A month? 6 months? A year?
No it’s pretty obvious that you’re trying to impose and eternal ban on bullets followed by an eternal ban on guns.
The last time a bullet ban was proposed environmental protection was the vehicle. After all we don’t want lead in the environment do we?
Adam Lanza didn’t stop at “bullets r us” on the way to the Sandy Hook school. He had all the ammo he needed because it was in the gun cabinet.
The problem is that people are trying to assign meaning and rationality to the insane actions of people that are… pardon my technical terms here, crazy as fucking hell.
There is no logic, no sense, no reason behind these events. These individuals were / are out of their minds.
I for one am sick and tired of everything being tied back to the Sandy Hook tragedy and the way that tragedy is being used to forward the agenda of the gun control lobby.
I personally find it obscene that the gun control lobby, our liberal politicians, and the media are using the murders of children to push their agenda forward.
Let’s stop engaging in knee jerk reactions. Let’s look at these tragedies in the harsh light of reality.
Crazy people, do crazy shit. There’s nothing more complicated about it than that. If we want to live in a free society we accept that there will be a certain element of risk.
A question I’d like to see answered is this.
Why is it that when I was growing up no-one would even have thought about shooting up a theater or even more unthinkable a school. What has changed in the fundamental fabric of our society that allows what was once unthinkable, to be manifested in reality?
That’s what we need to identify and fix.