Folks, the Democrats are going to extremes to rape us of our constitutional rights. Obama has been diligently working on it since he first took office 4 years ago. However, his efforts have ramped up since his re-election and his loyal minions are following his example.
In the latest of asinine bills being introduced into legislatures across the nation is the one just introduced by Florida State Senator Audrey Gibson from Jacksonville. Her bill, introduced last Saturday, would require anyone in the state of Florida who wants to purchase any type of ammunition, to undergo an anger management course. In addition, ammunition purchasers would also have to take a refresher anger management course every 10 years. Her bill calls for a 3 day waiting period for anyone wanting to purchase a firearm.
The provision of her bill on ammunition reads:
“It is unlawful to: A) Sell ammunition to another person who does not present certification that he or she has successfully completed an anger-management program consisting of at least 2 hours of online or face-to-face instruction in anger-management techniques. The certification must be renewed every 10 years.”
A first offense would be considered a second-degree misdemeanor, which in Florida could result in up to 60 days in jail, a 6 month probation and fine up to $500. A second offense within a year of conviction of the first offense would be a first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, a first-degree misdemeanor conviction could result in up to 1 year in jail, 12 months of probation and up to $1,000 fine.
Gibson claims that she is not targeting guns, but is concerned about people who stockpile ammunition. Referring to her bill, Gibson said:
“This is not about guns. This is about ammunition and not only for the safety of the general community, but also for the safety of law enforcement.”
“It’s about getting people to think, really, about how much ammunition they need. It’s a step, I think, in a safer direction. It’s about getting people to think before they buy.”
So every hunter in Florida is supposed to think before they buy and take an anger management course? When I was in scouts, I was in an explorer post that specialized in gunsmithing and firearms competition. I was 14 years old. Does Gibson expect young teens who shoot competitively take an anger management course before being able to purchase their ammunition?
If Gibson is concerned about the stockpiling of ammunition, then perhaps she needs to take a look at all of the government officials involved in stockpiling the hundreds of thousands of guns and billions of rounds of ammunition. We know they have anger issues – you and me. They are angry that we still have weapons and are ready to use them to defend ourselves against their oppressive tyranny.
I have to place this bill near the top of the stupid bills I’ve ever heard of. Evidently, I’m not the only person who feels that way. Sean Caranna, Executive Director of Florida Carry, nonprofit group that supports the Second Amendment, commented to Gibson’s bill saying:
“When I first saw it, I thought it had to be a joke. They’re trying to say that anyone who owns a gun or shoots a gun or has ammunition for it needs counseling and obviously has some anger problems.”
“We’ve got a lot of issues that should be the focus of these bill slots with limited filing, but instead we put in something as ridiculous as this. I don’t see a planet where this passes. This is an attempt to grab attention – it has to be. And that’s really disappointing.”
Jon Gutmacher, attorney and author of ‘Florida Firearms: Law, Use & Ownership,’ said the bill is unconstitutional, explaining:
“It has no reasonable relationship to anything. There has to be a reasonable basis to believe that a person had a substantial anger problem that could cause public harm.”
“It’s absurd on its face, and anyone who proposes that legislation is in my mind unfit for the legislature because it shows a basic problem with their thinking process, aside from their lack of understanding of what the Constitution is all about. That’s the kind of bill that doesn’t even get past committee.”
I echo Gutmacher’s comment about anyone proposing such a ludicrous piece of legislation has no business holding public office. If her bill wasn’t so laughable, it might make me mad that anyone would be so anti-American and anti-constitutional, that they would even propose such a thing. This is one reason so many of us see that this is not about guns, ammunition or violence. It’s about government control of the people.