Want to stop gun violence now? Regulate bullets

Elijah Reyes
Elijah Reyes

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favor of universal checks for ammunition buyers. At least 60% support bans on high-capacity magazines and strict limits on the amount of ammunition that can be purchased. Yet bullets are not subject to the same federal controls as firearms.

They should be.

It is difficult to pinpoint the scale of the domestic ammunition industry because of the lack of official oversight, but Wired reported in 2013 that roughly 10 billion rounds are produced in the U.S. every year, or about 32 rounds for every American citizen.

There are far fewer producers of ammunition than there are producers of firearms. This makes the ammunition industry easier to regulate.

Because bullets are so widely available, people often wonder whether ammunition can be regulated at all. The answer is yes.

latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-muggah-ammunition-regulation-20180326-story.html

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Noah Murphy
Noah Murphy

Most regulatory efforts today focus only on restricting access to guns, but this was not always the case. The Gun Control Act of 1968 required all retailers to log ammunition sales and prohibited all mail-order purchases. (The restrictions were lifted two decades later by President Reagan's Firearms Owners Protection Act.)

A good place to start is the factories where bullets are manufactured. Strict control on the production and sale of unusually dangerous ammunition would be straightforward, since such sales can now be monitored digitally.

It's also cheaper than ever to mark and trace bullets with microscopic codes or serial numbers, which help law enforcement solve gun-related crimes. This data can be registered with the buyer's personal information at the time of purchase.

What's more, there are far fewer producers of ammunition than there are producers of firearms, according to Small Arms Analytics, a research firm. This makes the ammunition industry easier to regulate.

The U.S. imports ammunition from more than 30 countries. Russia is the top exporter of ammunition to the U.S., according to Small Arms Analytics. Between 2012 and 2017, Russia supplied Americans with more than 4.7 billion rounds. Mexican companies supplied an additional 2.2 billion rounds during the same period. These and other foreign suppliers can be taxed. Doing so will probably encourage more ammunition production in the U.S., which would be more easily subject to regulation.

At a minimum, state governments and retailers should introduce simple background checks on ammunition sales. At least six states have already taken this step. California and New York require point-of-sale checks, while Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jersey require licenses or permits to purchase or possess bullets.

John Walker
John Walker

States can also raise the age limit for buying bullets and require that vendors obtain a license to sell ammunition and keep better records of their sales. Beginning in 2019, California will require ammunition vendors to report bullet sales to the state's Department of Justice. New York and New Jersey already have similar rules in place.

As the gun debate continues to rage in circles and a "mass shooting generation" marches for change, lawmakers should move forward where they can. The strongest case for ammunition regulation is that a majority of Americans already support it.

Jaxson Ward
Jaxson Ward

Yeah, let's get rid of gun violence so we can just have regular violence, like the U.K and Mexico.

Alexander Jenkins
Alexander Jenkins

Delaney Tart needs to do porn

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Wyatt Wood
Wyatt Wood

do you have any idea how easy it is to cast and reload bullets... maybe regulating primers would work but stockpiles be stockpiles

Joseph Nguyen
Joseph Nguyen

fuck off ammo is already expensive as fuck.

Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson

How about regulating protests and free speach instead, so that you stop shitposting, you dumb kike?

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Isaac Stewart
Isaac Stewart

show your real flag you malaysian faggot, we know its you with your bait threads, get a job poorfag.

Anthony Campbell
Anthony Campbell

it's not an infringement to tax bullets user, you still have your gun you just can't afford to shoot it

Fuck off, from my cold dead hands.

Logan Jackson
Logan Jackson

im bout to regulate that ass nigger

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Michael Brooks
Michael Brooks

Go figure the Dixie flag wants more slaves

Jose Anderson
Jose Anderson

Lmao ok ill just start reloading

Also anons with funs should i get a lee turret loader or dilliin 550 i got a decent tax return and dont need more funs atm

Liam Williams
Liam Williams

It's not

Liam Scott
Liam Scott

Literally just a back door to banning online ammo sales. Also this is textbook infringement so suck my cocc

Jacob Bennett
Jacob Bennett

Better ban chemicals
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handloading

Isaac Morris
Isaac Morris

Just get a Dillon 650 you nerd

Brandon James
Brandon James

using a legal loophole to stifle a constitutional right
you'll see

Jacob Perez
Jacob Perez

teehee, it's not technically an infringement if you still have arms but they're unusable!
Do you kikes actually think this is clever?

Brandon Cooper
Brandon Cooper

It is faggot, you can't operate arms without ammunition, this is when "well regulated" part of the second amendment is actually very important, you can't expect the citizen's arms to be well maintained and ready for use if they lack ammunition.

Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster

Hey while we're at it we should station police at every gas station so they can check license, registration, and priors every time we buy gas.

Nicholas Morales
Nicholas Morales

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Dylan Lee
Dylan Lee

Throwing knives. You can carry tons of knives and if you throw them well enough they'd kill about as good as guns, Just slower. Knifes are also silent, If you weren't afraid of getting up close you could probably kill entire classrooms of kids and the next class over wouldn't even be aware of it. That's just school though, Dunno why anyone would want to kill school children en masse.

Asher Baker
Asher Baker

Alright Faggots. Lets see if anyone can break my arguments against gun control.

1. The right to bear arms isnt granted by the Bill of Rights, it is merely recognized and enumerated by it, as a human right. The right to bear arms exists in the same fashion now as it did then regardless of any law, bill, statute or code.

2. This human right has nothing to do with hunting, sport, or target shooting. It has to do with being able to use force on par with the government(which is coincidentally just OTHER PEOPLE. They dont know any more than you or I do about why we exist, and what lies beyond death) Why should the government decide how I defend myself and my family?

3. We need to deregulate automatic weapons, and supressors. Both have niche uses and dont make a weapon particularly more deadly. The current status of "allowed" weapons is disastrous, and absolutely counts as an infringement.

4. Force is the gold standard for humans all over the world. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying or ignorant. They ability to exercise force is a HUMAN RIGHT. And should not be held in the hands of the powers that be in the government

5. Bullets count as arms, fuck off with your bullshit you mother whoring kike bastard.

Prove me wrong bitchlibs.

David Morales
David Morales

there is no evidence that any form of gun regulation actually reduces crime. if anything, it increases it (pic related)

on the other hand, children of single mother families are 7x more likely to end up in prison (Lykken, Antisocial Personalities), and federal welfare programs, alimony and no fault divorce all increase the likelihood of that.

thus, the best way to reduce violent crime would be to repeal those programs.

also, democrats and kikes, etc., have destroyed the moral fabric of the US, which is necessary for bearing guns. it's your fault really.

finally, go kill yourself

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Hunter Richardson
Hunter Richardson

You have a better chance of reducing gun violence by improving low income inner city neighborhoods
Plant more trees and shit and poor people stop killing each other, it's weird but it works

Grayson Russell
Grayson Russell

Niggas be like showing ID to buy ammo is common sense regulation but then niggas be like showing ID to vote is a civil rights violation. Shaking my head.

Dylan Torres
Dylan Torres

Christ you faggots are insufferable.

Brayden Miller
Brayden Miller

Voting is a fundamental right, bullets aren't

Samuel Hernandez
Samuel Hernandez

KID X= Spend all his time at computer and never study

KID Y= Study alot but like to use the computer too

Mom:"KID X I wont allow you to use the computer because you spend all your time there and never study."
Same mom:"KID Y I won't allow you to use the computer too or you may end doing like your brother, only using it and never studying."

´h

Ian Cruz
Ian Cruz

You have that backwards you literal halfwit.

Brody Adams
Brody Adams

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Brandon Brooks
Brandon Brooks

Wrong

Asher Cooper
Asher Cooper

Not an argument

Jayden Jones
Jayden Jones

Not my fault you're an illiterate fuckwit.

Jason Brown
Jason Brown

Faggot, see

Oliver Roberts
Oliver Roberts

We will kill you Kikes all the same.

Jace Lewis
Jace Lewis

Still not an argument
This is what well-regulation looks like

Thomas Brooks
Thomas Brooks

Go home, leftist cunt.
Your kind isn't welcome anywhere.

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Jacob Butler
Jacob Butler

We will regulate you Kikes out of existence.

Kayden Powell
Kayden Powell

Agreed, however how much 9mm would it cost for me to get some anal after the currency collapse of the dollar?

I'm also willing to exchange some whiskey or bitcoin.

Elijah Butler
Elijah Butler

Supreme court has already ruled that the second amendment protects gun ownership and the meams to operate and maintain them, ie ammunition.

Leo Gomez
Leo Gomez

Gun violence doesn't bother me.

Carter Robinson
Carter Robinson

No one wants to take your bullets

Jose Jenkins
Jose Jenkins

You can regulate the militia, not arms you illiterate retard. It's one fucking sentence. A child could parse it.

Gabriel Lopez
Gabriel Lopez

unusually dangerous ammunition

WtF is that supposed to mean. ALL bullets are dangerous you retarted fucktard.

Daniel Russell
Daniel Russell

I can easily buy enough ammo to last me the rest of my life and at least one civil war prior to any such law taking effect.

And I can easily pass background check.

So useless.

Landon Lee
Landon Lee

Not to mention the poll tax was struck down back in the 60s for exactly the same line of reasoning.

Nolan Sanders
Nolan Sanders

no.

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Logan Martin
Logan Martin

Regulate bullets?! Who came up with that idea?

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Hudson Perez
Hudson Perez

Yea not like people will be buying 10,000 rounds at a time and pooling resources to make the $35 background fee worth it. Fuck off faggot. For every dumb law there's a way around it.

Benjamin Russell
Benjamin Russell

Reloading costs just as much as just buying ammo unless you're doing it with tens of thousands of rounds. I mean, if you're shooting hundreds of rounds every weekend you'll probably save money, but for your casual shooter that goes maybe once every few months it's not cost effective at all.

Not to mention the time drain. You have to measure the proper amount of powder into each round, the slightest deviation could not only fuck up your aim, but could make the round blow up in the chamber. Powder isn't the cheapest thing in the world, neither are thousands of primers. You measure, stack it, press it, repeat. Do this for hundreds of rounds and you're talking hours.

Regardless, a restriction on ammo isn't going to stop school shootings. Cruz used like what, 200 rounds at most? He could just collect rounds for awhile until he had enough and then go shoot up the school. None of these shootings would be stopped by tighter bullet restrictions.

Aaron Perez
Aaron Perez

Buying Lee
Ever

Get a load of this fag, Lyman is the bare minimum.

Nolan Ward
Nolan Ward

Reloading costs just as much as just buying ammo unless you're doing it with tens of thousands of rounds. I mean, if you're shooting hundreds of rounds every weekend you'll probably save money, but for your casual shooter that goes maybe once every few months it's not cost effective at all.

Bullshit. You can buy the tools to reload for ~100$ and make thousands of rounds.

Nolan Morales
Nolan Morales

Are you about to shoot up a school?

Luis Hughes
Luis Hughes

So why care about these common sense measures if they're supposedly so irrelevant?

Jace Nelson
Jace Nelson

Next we'll get the guns for knives program.

John Fisher
John Fisher

He could just collect rounds for awhile until he had enough and then go shoot up the school. None of these shootings would be stopped by tighter bullet restrictions.
And he'd practice his aim and skills how?

Eli Nelson
Eli Nelson

yes they do and guns too, fucking admit and quit playing little gun control bitch

Robert Jackson
Robert Jackson

You actually think any of these people practiced before shooting up a school?

You are a special kind of retarded. We really need to reopen the mental asylums. Reality just isn't for libtards.

Ryder Watson
Ryder Watson

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favor of universal checks for ammunition buyers.
Source?
I don't recall being asked.
Were you asked, Sup Forums?

Joseph Roberts
Joseph Roberts

I see the Alas/k/an has arrived in the thread.

Nathaniel Foster
Nathaniel Foster

The author of the article, however, was a fucking leaf.

Leo Fisher
Leo Fisher

The bottleneck is primers, in my experience.

Bentley Garcia
Bentley Garcia

Want to stop gun violence
it ain't bullets, dumbshit

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