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Bill Requiring Background Checks on Ammo Purchases to be Introduced

Hockey Mom Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 2:23 PM
nobrainmass Wrote: 7 minutes ago (2:13 PM) Amy, I wanted to show the intent the originators of the 2nd had, which was clearly for a well regulated militia for purposes of 'maintaining domestic tranquility." They NEVER said anything regarding owning firearms for any other purpose. [W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually...I ask, who are the militia? They consist of now of the whole people, except a few public officers.
Hockey Mom Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 2:23 PM
But I cannot say who will be the militia of the future day. If that paper on the table gets no alteration, the militia of the future day may not consist of all classes, high and low, and rich and poor...
---George Mason
Hockey Mom Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 2:24 PM
The Virginia delegation's recommended bill of rights included the following:
That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and therefore ought to be avoided as far as the circumstances and protection of the community will admit; and that, in all cases, the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal has plans to introduce a bill that if passed would require background checks on ammunition purchases. It's called the Ammunition Background Check Act and late yesterday Blumenthal took to Twitter to explain his position by posting the following graphics.

"Ammo sales need same instant background checks as guns. I'm introducing the Ammunition Background Check Act," Blumenthal wrote.