Fresh off of their successful voter fraud efforts in North Carolina and around the country, ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) North Carolina has a new plan for the rest of the state. Apparently, their idea of reform includes disarming the law-abiding public.
The local ACORN head nut in Durham has rehashed his same proposal from 2007 to conduct background checks anytime someone tries to buy bullets. Never mind the fact that it is currently illegal for felons to purchase ammunition. This scheme has been tried in around the country and has been an abject failure.
Follow the logic, if you can.
- Felons are legally prohibited from possessing firearms and are charged under federal law if the do.
- Felons with CRIMINAL INTENT (anybody remember that phase anymore?) always acquire firearms to commit additional crimes.
- 1.3 million guns are unlawfully used to commit crimes in the US annually according to the DoJ.
- Around 9 billion bullets are manufactured in the US annually with still more being imported.
Simple question: Is it easier to interdict 1.3 million objects the size of an office stapler or 9 billion objects the size of a pencil stub? The argument over whether to add additional restrictions to bullet purchasers is an irrelevant one, at best. The law against felons having guns itself is no deterrent to future crime other than locking up felons that are caught for 10 years in the federal pen and off of our streets.
The idea of bullet background checks also has the same problems that firearms restrictions have. Anybody with a clean record can buy the gun or ammo and still commit a crime with it or give/sell it to a felon (aka straw purchase). RESULT: Crime still committed despite new law.
What ACORN really wants is an end to private, citizen gun ownership. Check with Britain on how that has been working for them.