Ammo Control

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If you want to know how well Red Flag laws work, just look at things like Ammo Control. This was California's idiotic idea (Proposition 63) to require background checks for buying ammunition. And how's that working out?

  • It created a huge surge in people buying and stockpiling (so it made MORE ammo available).
  • It means that a lot of people illegally buy out of state, and smuggle, or buy black market.
  • It generated lawsuits as a way to subvert the Second Amendment (because it is), wasting millions in legal fees.
  • Thousands of people that should be able to buy ammo, can't.

According the state's DOJ, 6 months into the program, of the 345,547 ammunition background checks performed, 101 stopped the buyer because he or she was a “prohibited person” who can’t legally possess ammunition, and 62,000+ people were falsely rejected. That means it's 613 times more likely to stop a legal citizen from exercising their rights, than to stop a bad guy. And that was the goal all along.

Red Flag Laws
There's this idea that Red Flag laws might help -- that people could flag people who are at risk and get their guns taken away from them. It sounds good, as long as you don't think about it. However if you think it through: (a) most mass shooters most don't give warnings = all false positives (b) if you lower the bar enough that the red-flag laws apply, then everyone is guilty = all false negatives (c) it only forces shooters to wait (d) they just get/steal other guns or they can go to more deadly methods (e) it's already been abused where tried (f) Think SWATting someone (g) there's never been a study that shows that they help prevent gun violence (and they've tried to find justification in the past, many times). So while I'm not against the theory, there's no practical way to implement it, that wouldn't be a cluster-fuck and worse than doing nothing. On top of that, 75-80% of gun violence is gang related, so Democrats have blocked Republicans efforts to get Red Flag laws applied to Gangs: seriously. (They don't want to fix the problem, they want to punish the innocent).



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