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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:25 PM

Should buying ammo be easier than buying sudafed?

I have to show id. My purchase is recorded in a single national database. I am limited to a certain amount of purchases per month. For sudafed.

Ammo - i can purchase as much, & as frequently as i want. No record of purchases if paid in cash. No limits except my $.

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Should be as stringent as sudafed
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Should not be as stringent as sudafed
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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:35 PM

1. ammo

I think there needs to be a third category, namely, that ammo should be more difficult to get.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:40 PM

2. You do know we've tried tracking ammo sales before, right? 1968 to 1987

In 1986, the head of the ATF had this to say:

"The Bureau and the Treasury Department have recognized that recordkeeping requirements for ammunition have no substantial law enforcement value."

http://harrislawoffice.com/content/areas_of_practice/federal_firearms/legislative_history/FOPA%20House%20Report%2099-495.pdf

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:40 PM

3. You buy Sudofed over the counter in the UK

so I don't understand the question.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:25 PM

12. In America we used to buy sudafed over the counter, still do BUT you can only buy a limited amount

And all purchases are tracked in a federal database. Id required.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:47 PM

4. I buy sudafed over the counter. How can buying ammo be any easier? nt

 

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Response to jody (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:53 PM

6. Just curious - what state are you in?

I have to show ID and sign a form to buy one box of Sudafed. I can only buy a box every so often, like one a month I think, even though a box doesn't last a month during certain times of the year.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:59 PM

7. Almost all states and that's a fact but I don't wish to explain on the internet. nt

 

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:49 PM

5. You do have to be minimum age and they can request ID at stores for ammo.

 

If you don't believe me, go to walmart and buy some ammo. They'll ask you if it's for a pistol or rifle and to see ID. 21 for pistol ammo and 16 (or 18, i can't remember) for rifle ammo.

National ammo database would not be so bad, I think.

What sort of ammuntion amount limit-per-timeframe would be suitable?

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:12 PM

8. Here in CA you are required to present a CA driver's license to buy any Sudafed.

And ABSOLUTELY NO other form of ID is accepted, including a current US passport.

I know. I misplaced my DL once and tried to present my alternate form of government photo ID and they refused.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:14 PM

9. Neither product should be difficult to buy

 

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:16 PM

10. Good question. The answer is no.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:21 PM

11. Follow the money. The private prison industry makes mony off of crack manufacturers

 

and the gun lobby has buckets of lobbyists.

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Response to peacebird (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:27 PM

13. Should be way more stringent!

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:30 PM

14. Agreed!

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