Skip to comments.San Francisco to Crack Down on Big Ammo Buys
Posted on 12/22/2012 3:17:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
San Francisco officials are planning to ban the possession of hollow-point bullets and require notification of the police for any single purchase of more than 500 rounds of ammunition.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, City Supervisor Malia Cohen is introducing the ordinance in response to last Fridays deadly shooting in Connecticut of 20 school children.
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So you can’t buy a standard milk carton of 550 .22LR rounds without getting the police involved? They’re going to love that.
These fools have no idea how any of this is going to make anyone safer, they’re just throwing anything they can think of that is anti-2A to see if it will stick.
Soooo....I’m guessing ammo stores outside San Fran are in for a bit of a sales boom.
Unintended consequences and all that.
The goal is to make it illegal to own any firearm in these United States, it’s feeding frenzy time for commies in America.
No hollow point ammo? Does that include the DHS and National Weather Service?
San Francisco: Home of if it feels good, do it.
This ordinance will only have one impact on the city of San Francisco, loss of business (and any related taxes).
The San Francisco bay area is know for its long commute. You think there is anyone that can not travel a few miles outside of the cities control and still buy the ammunition they want?
Even if a person does not have a car, BART will take them to the suburbs.
A silly law, by a silly person in a silly city.
One more reason to get out of CA. I’m absolutely 100% sure that this will do nothing to affect gang wars, drug wars, drive by shootings, domestic murders, etc.
BTW, this means if I buy nine boxes of .22LR (50 rds each), the cops don’t get called; but if I buy ONE box (525 rds.), the cops do get called. Makes perfect sense, if yor’re a dumba$$ politician with the IQ of a grape.
As usual - libs go for "expediency" vs. common sense. They always want to do something drastic and do it fast before the emotions wear off the event and some sense of sanity returns. I already have a couple of the value paks and plan on getting at least one more today - maybe the San Fran Fag can come out to MS and complain.
If I lived there I'd go buy a brick or two every other day.
Just to annoy them.
And it can't hurt to have a few more thousand rounds of .22 long rifle...
Banning ammo purchases? Yet another “knee jerk” reaction in a place where I would never live yet along visit again.
What???? you mean you seriously believe people who wanted more and bigger ammo would go outside S.F. to purchase them? Hmmmm....if you ask me (and even if you don't ask me) that sounds like an outlandish opinion. I suppose you also think people would travel outside their city, state, or country to buy other banned goods like liquor, fireworks, or larger toilets? Do you think people are governed by human nature or something? (snicker)
I doubt City Supervisor Malia Cohen has read Unintended Consequences. I guess sending a link to a PDF file would be considered a threat?
Sorta like buying two 16 oz. sodas in NY.
Not to worry...there will soon be boxes of 499...
Why are you insulting grapes?
Why are you insulting grapes?
I stopped at WALMART yesterday and asked the sporting goods guy for a brick of .22 long rifle. They had sold out of ALL .22 ammo.
That is how they are going to get around 2nd amendment. You can own all the guns you want but getting ammo will be illegal. Gotta give liberals credit for coming up with something. Conservatives have been against abortion for years and can’t seem to come up a way to circumvent the situation to our liking. UGH! Come on conservatives, start playing their game.
time to prepare for 2014. no matter we have to turn out the vote.
Actually, I think everyone in the Bay Area should go into SF to buy their ammo. Swamp the SFPD with paperwork and make it impossible for them to track anybody.
Federal state and local governments will enact all kinds of draconian laws, then after they realize the cluster they’ve caused, they will backtrack and reverse some laws(we can hope although I’m not encouraged). Some ugly legislation will pass and stay passed.
Be lot of 499 buys ......
With a “free” bonus of 1 extra round
I've got bricks of .22LR as bookends holding up my reloading notebooks. I had to reinforce the subfloor where most of my .22LR is stored.
I think I've got enough .22LR.
Now .22-250... I could use a lot more of that, and 12 ga #2 rounds. ;)
This will make Barney Frank (in another thread) happy: when hollow-point bullets are outlawed, only the government will have hollow-point bullets.
As a former denizen of the area (left about 2 years ago), I remember that SF drove the last gun shop out of town with the passage of proposition H which banned all handguns (now overturned) in the city. As a result, that shop moved to Pacifica and is now called Pacific Arms. I don’t think there is any commercial entity to effect with this decree. Maybe if you buy off the internet you’ll need a permission slip from the police, but otherwise it is business as normal.
I have a few boxes of Federal .22LR ammo that was purchased in 1963. I take out a couple of dozen rounds each year or so and shoot them. Never had a misfire. They were left over from my birthday present of 10,000rounds that year. Best birthday present ever. I shot all but about a brick before I went away to college. I found them about 20 years later, still stored in a Government steel ammo box on a shelf in the basement of my parents home. Properly stored, any ammo will last longer than you will.
BTW, you can store 5,000 rounds of .22LR ammo in a standard .50cal ammo box. 8 bricks stored vertically. Then break down two of the bricks and place the individual boxes between the top of the bricks and the bottom of the lid. Works perfect.
I bought another 10,000rounds when a local store closed out nearly 20 years ago. Filled two .50cal ammo boxes. My father also bought 15,000rounds at the same time. A few years later I inherited almost all of the ones my father bought. I am down to one and one half .50cal ammo boxes of .22LR now. Getting close to fill up time again — but, after this buying frenzy is over.