anger management before buying ammuni...

anger management before buying ammunition

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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Mar 7, 2013
SB 1678: FirearmsTrack This Bill
Glossary of Legislative Terms

Firearms; Requiring a 3-day waiting period for the sale of any firearm; prohibiting the sale of ammunition to a person who has not completed an anger-management program; requiring certification of completion of an anger-management program to be renewed every 10 years; providing criminal penalties, etc.

Senate Committee References: Criminal Justice (CJ), Health Policy (HP), Judiciary (JU), Rules (RC)

Last Action: 03/07/2013 Referred to Criminal Justice; Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules

Effective Date: July 1, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- A mandatory anger management program before you can buy ammunition? That's what one Florida lawmaker who represents part of Duval County wants to see happen.

State Senator Audrey Gibson, a Democrat representing District 9, said she is surprised at the reaction the bill she filed Friday is getting. She intended the bill to reduce anger not cause anger, but she says her office has gotten phone calls not only from Floridians but even some from out of state.

Bill 1678 is two-fold. It would require a three day waiting period for the sale of any firearm, but what is stirring the most controversy is a requirement that would make it a crime to buy ammunition unless you presented a certificate showing you completed a minimum two hour anger management program either online or face to face. If it becomes law, you would be required to renew the certification every 10 years.

Senator Gibson says the shooting death of Jacksonville teen Jordan Davis, who police say was shot after an argument that started over loud music, is what triggered her to file this bill.

"It's just to get people to take a pause before they buy any ammunition," said Sen. Gibson. "It helps people be introspective and make sure they even know for themselves what are the triggers, what are things maybe that really upset me and how do I respond to that? Do I grab my gun to shoot somebody because I'm upset about something? How much ammo do I need stockpiled in my garage or that spare bedroom in my house?"

The owner of St. Nicholas Gun and Sporting Goods store in Jacksonville said if bill is passed it would likely slow down his business, he thinks it would lead to ammunition being sold on the black market.

"It's the stupidest bill I have ever heard. It's absolutely ridiculous. It's not going to help anybody. Most people get angry they don't go out and shoot anybody. It's common sense," said Paul Rukab.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#2 Mar 7, 2013
How pro-constitution is Florida, lets find out

Neenah, WI

#3 Mar 8, 2013
State Senator Audrey Gibson is a black lady. Give her a pass for saying something stupid.

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Mar 8, 2013
There was legislation proposed in Minnesota this year to force bullet resistant vest registration and a $1000 annual fee.

It went down in flames for many obvious reasons:

many 7-11 clerks wear these

leather jackets protect from knife assualts

many are owned by military vets

they are a defensive product

an "EXPERT" witness testified bullet resistant vests were worn in Colorado and Sandy Hook, that was NOT the case, those vests were nothing more than utility vests used by construction workers

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#5 Mar 8, 2013
And somehow this will prevent people from buying ammo out of state? They should require all politicians to be drug screened before taking their oath of office and randomly after that, and present a certificate proving they have completed a minimum two-hour stupid management program.

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