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Poll: Should Government Limit the Sale, Ownership of Ammunition?

Shooting spree at Oikos University in Oakland revives the issue of how to control gun violence.

The Second Amendment assures Americans the right to bear arms. But in light of the latest shooting tragedy at a Christian college in Oakland, voices are being raised about ways to limit gun violence. One idea might be ammo control, which could blunt the ability of killers to reload—as James Huberty did July 18, 1984, when he fatally shot 21 people at a San Ysidro McDonald’s before being felled by a SWAT sniper. Huberty reportedly used 257 rounds of ammunition. Should ammo be limited?

Kevin George April 06, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Paranoia, ego, or what ever you think causes us to own guns makes no difference grovian/melanie. It is a Constitutional right to own a gun. Now please supply a link or some sort of evidence of your statement that " most weapons are used on the owners".
Tom Yarnall April 06, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Here we go again, an attack on the poor. They are already having a difficult time paying $4.21&9/10 for gasoline and now you want them to pay $15 per bullet on top of that? Shameful. Do you have no compassion? Once again, the 1%ers would just get richer.
Batman April 06, 2012 at 04:34 PM
OK, let's get back on topic. Should the govt limit sale and ownership of ammo? Not only NO but HELL NO!
Tonto April 06, 2012 at 04:48 PM
If they can pull off the fake birth certificate they will take the guns - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CCVp7-7rdoM
LemonGroove April 06, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Attack on the poor? How much did that gun cost you? How much gas can you get for it? Just because it's your right doesn't mean you have to act on it. Really? Is this what we have become? If stay at home moms are stupid enough to fill ammo at home then Darwin had it 100% correct.
LemonGroove April 06, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Holy crud Tonto! You don't live in the LG do you?
Kevin George April 06, 2012 at 06:16 PM
You forgot to give us some back up on your claim that most guns are used on their owners.
Kevin George April 06, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Yes attack on the poor. Why should cost prohibit the poor from protecting themselves? Or do you think only rich should be able to do so? And no, no one "has" to act on it. But we all have the choice to. You do like the right to choose don't you ?
Tom Yarnall April 06, 2012 at 07:15 PM
grovian, so now you are siding with Darwin. Next you will probably blame the monkeys and where could that lead us?
Tonto April 06, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Holy facts grovian. Stay tuned :)
James Jones April 06, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Here's one Kevin: As we all know, anti-gun liberals commit a larger percentage of crimes and actually have IQs that are 30% lower than conservatives. I don't have any real data to support that, but I like how it sounds.
Gary Vineyard Poway City Council Candidate April 06, 2012 at 10:36 PM
I don't know what color the sun is on your planet but as a retired cop I wonder where the heck you got that info that most guns are used ON their owners...maybe it's just a typo and you met to say "most guns are used BY their owners" because that is the fact not that statment you chose to just throw out there.
LemonGroove April 06, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Hey boys, wow 4 syllables, yup you can own a gun. Now can you tell me what poor people have that they need guns for? Someone randomly coming in and stealing their aluminum can stash? Or how about those 5 cars that don't run in their yard? Boys and their guns, sounds like a bunch of you guys are scared. It's very interesting.
Doug Curlee April 06, 2012 at 11:46 PM
the polarization on this board about this topic only reconfirms my prior belief that there is no way in hell such a consitutional amendment could ever pass..either in the congress or among the states.. and grovian, or whoever the hell you are..poor people have the same right to self-protection that rich people do..you don't get to decide what's worth protecting..the people get to decide that.. at least, they do on THIS planet..admittedly, i'm not sure how that works on tyour planet.. doug
LemonGroove April 06, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Granted an amendment to the Constitution is not going anywhere. All I'm saying is, watch where you point that gun, stop complaining about the government which lets you have a gun, pay through the nose for ammo (hopefully in taxes, so the police can find out who shot who). I also don't think that a tv is worth someone's life. Why is everyone so scared? Wow, that's a crummy way to live life. Adios.
Tom Yarnall April 07, 2012 at 12:29 AM
I don't remember who, but someone once said: "If you want to make a change go for it. but if you can't make a change------------- change your attitude" The only thing I am scared of is nuts like you who run off at the mouth waniting to take away my constitutional rights.
kitty chi April 07, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Responsibe adults become irresponsible idiots when they drink too much and have access to a gun. I'd like to see statistics on how many shootings occur because the gun operator was drunk. Domestic shootings especially, but many others too.
Tom Yarnall April 07, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Responsible adults become irresponsible idiots when they drink too much and have access to a gun, a car, a knife, a baseball bat , a tire iron or a can of rat poison. Prohibition is the only way. Where oh where did the 18th Amendment go?
Jack Kuriyama April 09, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Yes, only the government should have ammo, not the citizens. Trust your government and everything will be all rights: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/atk-secures-40-caliber-ammunition-contract-with-department-of-homeland-security-us-immigration-and-customs-enforcement-dhs-ice-2012-03-12?reflink=MW_news_stmp http://www.prisonplanet.com/after-huge-ammo-buy-dhs-purchases-bullet-resistant-booths.html
Kevin George April 09, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Huh?
Kyla April 09, 2012 at 07:31 PM
First of all, it's not just boys. Not sure what exactly you think I'm compensating for, as a female gun owner. Assuming you actually had the sense to calm down a speak to a gun owner like an adult, I would tell you that I am compensating for size and strength. Most criminals are men; most men are significantly larger and stronger than I am. I may not have possessions that they want to take, but, as a female, I'm assumed to be an easy target for robbery, rape, murder, kidnapping, etc. My gun helps to marginalize my inherent disadvantage. And, yes, I can absolutely tell you "what poor people have that they need guns for". Excellent grammar, by the way. First of all, right around 50% of poor people are women. Everything that I wrote in the previous paragraph applies to them. Second, poor people tend to live in poor neighborhoods. Do you know what happens more in poorer neighborhoods than it does in more wealthy ones? Crime. Again, having a gun pointed at them will make quite a few criminals rethink the person holding that gun as a target. You do have the option of taking your liberal (both political and literal senses, I assume) attitude and applying it in this way: to each, his/her own, whether it's a gun, a stash of aluminum cans, a car on blocks, free-range chickens or gender-neutral child-rearing.
Kevin George April 09, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Thanks Kyla, I couldn't have said it better myself.
James Jones April 09, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Lame attempt at sarcasm. Just making up "facts" like the poster who said that most guns are used on their owners.
Kevin George April 09, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Might as well get rid of alcohol while you're at it.................oh, they tried that already.
Kevin George April 09, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Thanks James, my bad.
Tom Yarnall April 09, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Be easier to get rid of guns than alcohol. I'll drink to that., hic.
Batman April 09, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Gun control only aids and abets the criminal element. It is illegal to carry a loaded firearm on your person or in your vehicle without a conceal carry permit. Our current sheriff only gives these permits to cops, PIs, politicians and those who contribute generously to his campaign, and so did most of our former sheriffs. For a gun to be effective as a defensive weapon Mr or Mrs Citizen would have to carry his or her gun at all times. The criminal only has to carry his gun at the time and place he intends to commit a crime, drastically reducing his chances of being caught in violation of PC 12020. Any high ranking law enforcement official understands this. The people pushing gun and ammunition control are doing so because they have nothing but contempt for us. And you keep re-electing these people.
James Jones April 10, 2012 at 01:12 AM
I'd rather be safe and risk a weapons charge for carrying without a permit.
Batman April 10, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Yeah, but they'll put you away. You won't be cited and released like a street ganger.
Tom Yarnall April 10, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I believe all Congressmen and Executive branch members should be required to strap on a pistol or a shoulder strapped AK 47 while in session. I'll just bet they would start compromising and get something done. Like in the old days, wouldn't you just love to see Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan duel on the White House lawn?.

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