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Trending: Don’t Get Mad, But You Could Need Anger Management To Buy Bullets In Florida

March 6, 2013 by  

If a Florida State Senator gets her way, residents will need to prove they’ve conquered an anger management class every decade before the State will allow them to buy bullets from stores.

The Florida Times-Union is reporting a bill filed over the weekend by Senator Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) would make it a second-degree felony to purchase ammo without having completed a two-hour anger management course every 10 years.

The bill would also force residents to sit out a three-day waiting period before buying a handgun.

Gibson said the proposed law “encourages introspection before purchasing ammunition.”

No word on whether the Senator did any soul-searching before writing a bill that could make felons out of thousands of current law-abiding gun owners.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Vicki

    Hmmm. I looked it up here http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/FSAC/Menu/Crime-Trends/Violent-Crime.aspx

    And I found that in 2011 Florida population was 18,905,048 and its murder count was 985. Now they didn’t list the tools so we will just use the entire set of murders. What we find is that

    ~18 MILLION Americans who live in Florida DIDN’T murder anyone in 2011.

    STOP PUNISHING THE INNOCENT for the acts of a few. (~0.005%)

    STOP IT
    STOP IT NOW.

  • JimH

    How about an anger management class before you can buy a car.
    DON’T DRIVE ANGRY!!!!!!!

  • JimH

    Does Senator Gibson believe that if someone is angry enough to kill, that if they can’t buy bullets, they won’t grab a knife or a club?
    Oh I can’t get bullets, I guess I’ll just go home now and pout. Darn I really wanted to kill him. Thank heavens for Senator Gibson.

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