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View Diary: The AR-15, The rifle used at Newtown, Clackamas, Aurora, and by the DC Sniper. It's the same gun. (30 comments)

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  •  How about tracking the ammo (0+ / 0-)

    Okay, this is probably impractical but...

    When you buy ammunition, you would have to store it at a some kind of central armory.  You would only be allowed to "check out" a limited supply (say 5-10 rounds) for indefinite storage at home, after proving you own the weapon for which the rounds are intended.  More could be provided in exchange for the spent casings (or you can reload on your own).  Unlimited supplies could be made available at regulated shooting ranges while you are within the facility (I'm assuming ammunition is somewhat fungible, so you don't have to transport the exact ammo that you purchased, just take what they have on hand and "debit" your account).  Hunters or other special cases would be allowed to take more for the limited time of their trip, and return the unused portion.  

    Restrictions could be looser for bolt-action hunting and target shooting weapons, and stricter for handguns and AR's.

    •  That'd be both pretty impractical and unlikely to (0+ / 0-)

      pass, first off, if that happens, people are just going to buy tons of ammo before the law goes into effect, and you're going to have an explosion of reloading in that circumstance, and that leads to some particularly powerful rounds.

      The only way to get armor piercing ammunition is to make it yourself right now, and I'd rather not encourage an explosion in reloading.

      The place we need controls is not just on the guns, (An AWB) but on the people who use guns.

      Want to own a Semiautomatic weapon of any kind? Get a federal license.

      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

      by OllieGarkey on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 03:11:54 PM PST

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