(Congress Report) – Democrat lawmakers are once again trying to slap restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens by attacking ammunition sales through the “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2023,” which was submitted back in January and would block online sales of ammunition and issue a series of new guidance for brick-and-mortar stores.
The bill, known as H.R. 584, would require ammunition dealers to receive updated licenses and confirm the identity of any customers who try to buy ammunition, going on to state later that online sales would be blocked and bulk purchases would need to be reported. Again, this is a clear violation of the Second Amendment, which guarantees all law-abiding Americans the right to own firearms for the protection of life, liberty, and property.
Democratic New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, a lawmaker who is backed by anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety, introduced the legislation along with 23 House Democrats who are co-sponsors of the bill, as per the Daily Caller.
“Day in and day out men and women lose their lives at the hands of gun violence and the only response from Republicans has been moments of silence and continued inaction. Gun safety policies shouldn’t have to wait for tragedies like Las Vegas, Colorado Springs and Uvalde to be considered; we also owe it to mothers, fathers and siblings burying family members every day in Trenton, Plainfield and other cities across America,” Watson Coleman stated in a recent release.
The Daily Caller noted, “Under the bill’s bulk reporting requirement, any retailer who sells over 1,000 rounds to a single customer must report the purchase, according to the legislation. “Fenix Ammunition, a small, family-owned company that manufactures ammunition in the United States, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that they were not surprised that “our lawmakers would set their sights on ammunition.'”
As legislators, it is not our job to mourn. It is our job to take ACTION to build a better, brighter, safer America.
I just reintroduced my Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because I will not stand idly by in the face of tragedy.https://t.co/uJvwFIx0qP
— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@RepBonnie) January 26, 2023
“We’re confident that any efforts to restrict ammunition sales at the Federal level will be struck down in the post-Bruen era, and we’re doing everything we can to fundraise efforts to challenge existing restriction in places like California and New York,” Fenix Ammunition CEO Justin Nazaroff said to the DCNF during an interview. “Gun control groups have already tried to blame ammunition retailers for mass shootings, with disastrous results for themselves and their clients in Colorado where the plaintiffs were forced to pay the legal fees of an online ammo reseller who they sued after the Colorado movie theater shooting.”
“The Brady Campaign stuck their clients with a $111,000 bill and forced them into personal bankruptcy as a result of their lawsuit, and we can only hope that trend continues,” Nazaroff continued.
The original intent of the Second Amendment of the Constitution makes it clear that the right to own a gun for the sake of protecting your life, liberty, and property is one that the federal government cannot infringe upon. Yet we have allowed them to do so for many, many years now. As a result, they are growing bolder. We cannot allow such boldness to continue. Otherwise, this right will disappear, and the others along with it.
It’s time to take action and truly stand for the Second Amendment. We need elected officials who will fight against these infringements. We need law abiding citizens to voice their thoughts and concerns to their representatives. This is a battle that must be fought and won in the courts and in public opinion.
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