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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Zachary Berg usually buys guns and ammunition with relative ease. After all, he's a Sutter County sheriff's deputy and needs them for his job. California's stringent gun laws usually don't apply to him. But Berg couldn't buy shotgun shells at his local hardware store in Yuba City prior to a duck hunting trip last month. He was rejected under California's stringent ammunition background check program that took effect July 1, because his personal information didn't match what state officials had in their database.

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Of the 345,547 ammunition background checks performed, only 101 stopped the buyer because he or she was a "prohibited person" who can't legally possess ammunition, according to state Department of Justice data. Yet another 62,000 ammunition purchases were rejected as well.

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No where in the constitution does it say you have the right to buy ammunition.

After all, ammunition is dangerous, while guns/arms merely activate the ammunition.

Ammunition control now!

#1 | Posted by bored at 2019-12-11 09:06 PM | Reply

Mistakes like this -- going the other way -- explain why people who shouldn't get guns still get them, even with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in place.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-11 09:11 PM | Reply

No where in the constitution does it say you have the right to buy ammunition.

Nor does it say the press has the right to buy ink or newsprint but without them the right of a free press is useless. Same principle applies to ammunition. The government cannot do indirectly that which it cannot do directly.

#3 | Posted by et_al at 2019-12-11 10:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's good to know some states have a system that doesn't have a default setting allowing people who shouldn't be allowed to purchase ammo to do so.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2019-12-11 11:18 PM | Reply

Rights ... who needs them

#1 | POSTED BY BORED

What we need is a BulletTax.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-12 01:17 AM | Reply

I could buy stolen guns and ammo on the street in maybe 30 minutes. It's as easy as finding a ---- fight or a gambling ring. What are they even trying to accomplish? Remember that nearly all weapons used to commit crimes are illegal.

London has a higher murder rate that NYC - because the citizens are unarmed. Is that the goal?

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-12-12 05:18 AM | Reply

"London has a higher murder rate that NYC

#6 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT AT 2019-12-12 05:18 AM | FLAG: "

Wrong.

London murders in 2019 to date - 133 - link:

www.telegraph.co.uk

NY murders in 2019 to date - 298 - link:

www1.nyc.gov

Both cities have roughly the same populations - London 9.1m, NY 8.6m - so murder rate in NY is double London's.

#7 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-12-12 12:20 PM | Reply

#7 I don't think so. Crime rates in England are notoriously under-reported. The same in all of Europe. And the graphs are as honest looking as Chinese economic growth rates.

For instance, 52% of rapes in France are by the new "refugees". 42% in Italy. It's 95% in Sweden and if you talk about it you get charged with a "crime of opinion".

#8 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-12-12 02:26 PM | Reply

Ma guns!!!

#9 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-12 03:46 PM | Reply

#8 - Ah - the old " my opinion is equal to your facts" argument.

Murders are under-reported???? As suicides? As accidents? Maybe just plain overlooked?

Would it not simply be less embarrassing to say you got it wrong?

#10 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-12-12 03:57 PM | Reply

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No where in the constitution does it say you have the right to buy ammunition.

After all, ammunition is dangerous,

#1 | Posted by bored

not near as dangerous as a radical lib.

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-12-12 04:51 PM | Reply

Sniper still resents liberals giving him a free education that he squandered.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2019-12-12 05:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#10 look at the charts over time. That's impossible. Why can't people talk about their personal experiences? Why do cops get relieved of duty for doing it as well? We are police blotters totally different now?

Do you know what the fine is just for posting your rape on Facebook? Of course you don't.

#13 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-12-12 07:25 PM | Reply

What we need is a BulletTax.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-12 01:17 AM | Reply | Flag

Brilliant!

We could pay off the debt with the mass shootings.

#14 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-12-13 09:30 AM | Reply

not near as dangerous as a radical lib.

#11 | POSTED BY SNIPER

And not even as dangerous as an ignorant Putin lovin Republican rube.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-12-13 12:14 PM | Reply

Doubt that their law will stop someone going to neighboring state and purchasing a few years worth of ammo.

#16 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-12-13 12:21 PM | Reply

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