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Are Internet ammo purchases the next target?

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by beforeobamabans, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Those of you with a Gannett owned newspaper like the Indianapolis Star awoke to a headline story highlighting the Aurora shooter's online ammo and protective gear. The not so subtle suggestion was that you should be monitored and suspect if you were to buy a thousand rounds of ammo via the Internet--because only potential terrorists and mass murderers would need this quantity of ammo. This could be a relatively easy target since it doesn't bring 2A into play.
  2. barbedwiresmile

    barbedwiresmile Unreconstructed

    Feb 3, 2008

  3. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    Sep 5, 2010
    As far as I know 1k ammo purchases or more are red flagged. At least that is the rumor I hear.
  4. BobbyT


    Jul 27, 2008
    I hear it's 10 rounds or more. And any internet posts about any number of rounds.
  5. barbedwiresmile

    barbedwiresmile Unreconstructed

    Feb 3, 2008
    It is amusing to watch 'conservatives' empower 'government' to ban such things as texting-while-driving, and then expect that same government to restrain itself from banning/restricting such things as firearms and ammunition purchases. That's the problem, really: self-styled conservatives think government is a tool to do their bidding, that it can be controlled and used for "good". Ironically, leftists feel the same way. In reality, however, government is a loaded gun pointed at your head. And you are playing Russian roulette every time you give it more power - the equivalent of putting another round in the cylinder.
  6. QNman

    QNman resU deretsigeR Silver Member

    Oct 5, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    If so, I have a lot of red flags...
  7. jeanderson

    jeanderson Toga!... Toga! Platinum Member

    Again, if you're the 50% of the population that has never picked up a gun, you think 1000 rounds is a lot. The typical person on this forum shoots more than this in a year or less.

    From all the feedback I've heard, the anti-gun crowd isn't even getting off the ground on this one. The 10+ year trend on attitudes toward guns has swung in our favor - the majority agree with the right to have and shoot a gun. No politician is going to push this one.
  8. QNman

    QNman resU deretsigeR Silver Member

    Oct 5, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I hear you can buy white box ammo in boxes as small 50, but have never seen such a thing... :whistling: Unless you mean the boxes within the cardboard one. :supergrin:
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  9. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012

    Convenient relative to what?
  10. Three of us went to the range on Sunday. We shot .25, 9mm, .40 and .45. We burned up 500 rounds, no problem, in 90 minutes of fun. A 1000 rounds is nothing.
  11. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

    Jun 20, 2002
    We didn't need a new law on texting and driving- we already had reckless driving, and vehicular homicide on the books! So whats your point. And it was the wimpy liberals pushing those laws get your facts straight! And it's the Anti-guns liberals pushing the ammo ban crap here as well!:whistling:
  12. SPIN2010

    SPIN2010 Searching ...

    Mar 14, 2010
    On the move ... again!
    It is a known fact that job justification by those who are poor leaders never solved one problem in this country. Enforce the laws on the books, it has been said a million times. A 1k limit? What does that do? Nothing of course.

    How many people here that work for a corporation feel like they want to puke at most meetings? Buzz word bingo ring a bell?
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  13. ModGlock17


    Dec 18, 2010
    People at my gun club will pool together and save on HazMat fee by buying tens of 8 lbs containers of gun powder, at a time. It's like a small army stocking up for a month or so!

    They would also buy brass and bullets by tens of thousands.

    For 22 LR, 5,000 round order isn't much!
  14. sciolist


    Nov 11, 2009
    Where's the relationship between amount of ammo consumed and likelihood to commit acts of terror?
  15. JFrame


    May 29, 2001
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A

    You're looking for a correlation, or any other sort of reasoned rationale???

    Good heavens, man -- it's for the children!!!

    What does rationality have to do with anything??? [​IMG]

  16. hogfish

    hogfish Señor Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    I wonder: Do you think gun shop owners would be happy about this? What about Wal-mart?

  17. It's not much of a reach to see the government imposing the same kind of limitations Wal-Mart voluntarily put on during the shortage a while back- no one can buy more than two or three boxes at a time.
  18. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    Every phone call, email, fax, library checkout, fertilizer purchase, and everything else is run through NSA supercomputers and such. Why wouldn't bulk ammo sales?
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  19. JFrame


    May 29, 2001
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A
    Man -- when I buy four bricks of .22 LR ammo, I must get the wires smokin'... [​IMG]

  20. TheExplorer


    Apr 16, 2012
    Unless the Feds force online dealers to send them regular updates of who's buying a large quantity of whatever.