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View Diary: There IS an end run around the 2nd Amendment. Let's do it and #EndTheSlaughter. (309 comments)

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  •  How so? (1+ / 0-)
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    Smoh

    As I understand it, you could still purchase ammunition.

    A Khmer Rouge feminist, apparently.

    by Jabus on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 11:39:08 AM PDT

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      JayFromPA, high uintas

      Many people who provide meat for their families---and can barely afford that---would be shelling out many more dollars for ammunition, licenses, BATF fees, etc. under the author's scenarios, thereby leaving less money left over for shelter and clothing for their families. The price of ammunition for providing food would be potentially disproportionate to their other necessities.

      For instance, a box of .22LR before Aurora and Sandy Hook cost about $15.00 per box of 500 or so. After Sandy Hook, and after the hoarders cleaned the store shelves of .22LR for their newly bought semi-auto "modern sporting rifles" (aka assault weapons), a hunter or plinker that had always had a ready supply of ammo could not find that caliber. Once .22LR started trickling back into the markets (and even now), the price shot up to around $40.00 or more per box of 500 rounds, if it could be found. The fearful hoarders who had .223 caliber semi auto rifles easily converted their weapons to .22LR, a more affordable but ironically disappearing caliber. In fact, all ammo prices went up. So, a "working poor" hunter who routinely used .22LR or .410 gauge or .308 (for larger game) now had to include the price of their preferred game ammo in their calculations. It's lose-lose for those who largely depend on wild game for their primary source of protein.

    •  Simple...people who hunt for meat... (1+ / 0-)
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      Tominator

      ...couldn't afford artificially inflated prices for the ammunition they need to hunt and gather food.

      What's more, the hoarders would continue to hoard (Have you even personally known an ammo hoarder? Nearly all the ones I know are filthy rich).

      This is a "feel-good" proposition...nothing more...and SCOTUS would crucify any such law.

      Adequate health care should be a LEGAL RIGHT in the U.S without begging or bankruptcy. Until it is, we should not dare call our society civilized.

      by Love Me Slender on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 01:45:03 PM PDT

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