Courtesy of Keep and Bear Arms, we learn of a gun owner with some concerns about the difficulty of obtaining handgun ammunition. That's entirely understandable--I'm concerned about that myself. It's the specific reason for his concern, as outlined in a letter to the editor of the Erie Times-News, that has me shaking my head.
As an avid gun enthusiast, I, like many others, have recently found it harder to find handgun ammunition. Every time I walk into a local supercenter, I ask if they have ammunition, and the answer is always "no."Never mind his confusion about the difference between boxes and cases of ammunition. The bigger issue is the nervousness of a self-proclaimed "gun lover and support[er of the] Second Amendment" who is "unnerved" not by the unavailability of ammo, but what he apparently thinks of as excessive availability of it to one person.
I recently discovered the reason. The woman working in the firearms department of the supercenter said she had already sold out that morning. In fact, she sold all 40 cases (2,000 rounds) to one man.
Again, I am a gun lover and support the Second Amendment, but in this day of mass shootings, I find it irresponsible and unnerving that this store would put that much firepower into one person's hands.
If he had expressed unhappiness because he thought the store should limit purchases in order to give other customers a chance, I'd have a bit more sympathy for him. Not a lot of sympathy, because that's a decision for the store to make, but I could understand him wanting the store to make an effort to make ammo available to a wider swath of its customer base.
Instead, he sounds just like the Brady Campaign, which apparently wants laws to ban "private arsenals" (my emphasis).
The president should make it clear that efforts to disrupt trafficking in illegal guns and stockpiling of private arsenals are not a threat to law-abiding gun owners.With "gun lovers" like Dave Roberts, who needs gun grabbers?