Wayne County Commissioner Introduces Ammunition Control

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Wayne County Commissioner Introduces Ammunition Control

Detroit, Michigan-(Ammoland.com)- Wayne County commissioner Reggie Davis decided that since he can't ban guns due to the Second Amendment, he would go after ammunition sales.

Davis is proposing new rules for the purchase of ammunition in Wayne County.

Wayne County is the most populous county in Michigan. It is home to 1.7 million people and includes the city of Detroit. The county encompasses a total area of 673 square miles.

Davis's “bullet bill” ordinance would require law enforcement approval before a buyer could purchase ammunition. The buyer would also have to go through a mental screening to qualify to buy ammo. The buyer would need to repeat these steps for each new ammunition purchase. The purchaser would be forced to cover the cost of the screening.

Gun shows would be exempt, but the buyer would still have to produce a non-expired certificate from a mental health screening stating that they are eligible to purchase ammunition.

“We’re up against some state and federal laws. Even if it takes me going to lobby in D.C., and I expect it will, we need to make these changes,” Davis told the Detroit Free Press.

Not only will Davis's “bullet bill” increase the cost and time that it would take a consumer to buy ammunition by forcing them to go through a mental background check, but the bill would also put a new tax on all ammo sold to customers.

According to Davis, the money collected via the tax would go to teach students “about the second amendment, about how to use a gun safely and about gun violence.”

Davis does not believe his legislation be to unconstitutional. Although he does expect resistance from pro-gun groups like the NRA, he considers his proposal as a common-sense reform. He also states that he is a believer in the Second Amendment and has respect for groups such as the NRA.

Davis hopes to work with the NRA to find a compromise that would be agreeable to all parties. So far, the NRA does not have a public stance on the “bullet bill.” This lack of a stance is most likely due to the newness of the proposed legislation.

Davis was a gun owner who claimed to own Glocks, sawed-off shotguns, and sniper rifles. An assailant shot and killed Davis's brother. This experience set Davis off on his crusade for gun reform. Davis no long owns any firearms.

Others do not share Davis's opinion that this move is constitutional and sees other motives for the ordinance including continued racism by the Democratic party.

“As the President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies who happens to be on the NRA Board, I’ll call this what it is. This is clear and obvious racism by Democrats running Wayne County on behalf of the progressive socialist political agenda,” National Federation of Republican Assemblies President Willes Lee told AmmoLand. “Heck, this is economic discrimination, hitting friends who most need self-protection and can least afford this proposed so-called ‘public safety’ measure.”

Lee went on to tell AmmoLand, “Our Second Amendment ‘Shall Not Be Infringed’ does not include law-abiding neighbors paying for forced mental evaluations by progressive doctors to exercise our God-given right of self-defense. It does not include Wayne County's liberal law enforcement granting ‘approval’ of good folks’ right to defend their life. ‘Shall not be infringed’ does not include or even imply an additional tax on those least able to afford it, taking food off their table, to defend their children and property.”

Lee is not alone in his beliefs. AmmoLand spoke to Gun Owners of America Director of Communications Jordan Stein about the proposal. He too does not believe it to be constitutional.

“Just as firearms are protected under the Second Amendment, ammunition is secured as well,” Stein told AmmoLand. “As every other prior restraint on the Second Amendment, this proposed gun control will be ignored by criminals and make it harder for honest people to defend themselves.”

AmmoLand reached out to Davis to get a comment about how this proposal would hurt poor shooters from places like the inner city of Detroit more than shooters from the middle-class suburbs, but Davis did not return our request for comment as of the time of this writing.


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  • 206 thoughts on “Wayne County Commissioner Introduces Ammunition Control

    1. This is a red flag to stock up on ammo, especially .22 cal. Remember the ammo, magazines and AR shortages during Obama’s regime!

    2. This Pathetic Milk-sop is a DANGER to everyone’s Constitutional RIGHTS!
      The shortest a legal shotgun barrel can be is 18 inches!
      !8″ gives a real nice spread for 00BUCK or #4 shot!
      Keep plenty of ammo on hand!
      There are some some swwwwweet 12 gauge shot guns with 24 round capacity by Kel Tec, model KSG, only 20 with 3 inch shells!
      I have a Kel Tec PMR30 22 magnum pistol with 30 round magazines, that is oh, so swwwwwweet!
      I Have a old Mossberg Maverick 88 shotgun with a pistol grip on it, along with a Mossberg 18″ barrel! The spread with 00BUCK is awesome! Original barrel was a 28″, but the 18″ for defense is so much better!

    3. That old two ton stack of Lyman #2 alloy muffins is looking better and better. And now that I’ve gotten my son into hand loading he keeps eyeing it. But, sooner or later the m0r0ns will attack this hobby too so once again as with ammunition, but it cheap and stack it deep applies to powder, primers and etc. Thousand count used to seem like a lot; now I’m working on ten thousand count of everything, Well, not powder, but you get the picture.

      1. Yes, the picture is clear. Thanks! Reloading certainly has advantages…

        I coach a team of 12-year-old girls, who (after eight months) are preparing for their first official pistol competition. We practice weekly, and can easily go through 2,000 rounds per month. Reloading is economically necessary, of course, but it also provides another option for teaching… the girls “earn” their place on the team (two of them cannot afford range fees, which I cover) by reloading, and all four girls learn 1) the components of cartridges, 2) the value of expending effort on a worthwhile pastime, and 3) camaraderie of shared efforts (teamwork).

    4. Simple, take alll of your business out of Wayne County. Want a burger? Go somewhere else. Want a new TV, go somewhere else. Lastly, find a way to sue him for misuse of govt funds. He is supposed to use your money on protect that you need, not your money on project he wants

    5. Section 123.1102
      FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION (EXCERPT)
      Act 319 of 1990

      123.1102 Regulation of pistols, other firearms, pneumatic guns, or ammunition.
      Sec. 2.

      A local unit of government shall not impose special taxation on, enact or enforce any ordinance or regulation pertaining to, or regulate in any other manner the ownership, registration, purchase, sale, transfer, transportation, or possession of pistols, other firearms, or pneumatic guns, ammunition for pistols or other firearms, or components of pistols or other firearms, except as otherwise provided by federal law or a law of this state.

      History: 1990, Act 319, Eff. Mar. 28, 1991 ;– Am. 2015, Act 29, Eff. Aug. 10, 2015

      © 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

      1. Pretty much glorified the stupidity of Wayne County officials as a she as we are not seeing any objectionable input from anyone else, to include the County Sheriff?

    6. As a MI resident this does not surprise me at all.Lets check this dudes background see what he has been into.What a disgrace to American politics and its citizens.Sawed off shotgun?Duh! Idiot!.

    7. This will be effective just like banning cigarettes in one county would be. So he got some air time for a stupid idea, that will do nothing.

    8. wait a second aren’t saw offed shotguns illegal in themselves? so this commissioner had illegal weapons & because his brother got shot he got rid of them? not because they were illegal?

    9. Someone please contact his mothership and tell them one of their pet morons missed boarding the flight back home. WARNING: Do not approach these deranged creatures if encountered as close exposure for even a brief time can sharply lower your own IQ !!!

    10. Since we’re blaming the Inanimate object for death i propose we have a camera ban as well….all cameras on cell phones and sales on cameras banned and or monitored , psychiatric evalution to the purchser of the camera since cameras are responsible for child porn.

    11. I wonder if they will either get someone to buy their ammo, leave the county and buy it somewhere else, oh wait I know. Hey dumbass, when they steal the gun, they are probably going to take what ever ammo they can also. criminals dobuy ammo, they steal it!

    12. All anyone would have to do to defeat this is cross out of Wayne County. This is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard.

    13. These people can’t possibly be this stupid! Hey, stupid, murder is ALREADY illegal! Dumbmotherf**ker, can’t stop people from killing people by restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens! Laws are for law abiding citizens, not criminals,! Some idiots don’t understand that truth or the constitutional and uninfringeable right to properly defend your life, liberty, and property! This azzbag should be removed from office

    14. Interesting that there was no mention if this applies to law enforcement officers off duty, I’m sure all they have to do is flash their ID & everything will be fine. Thinking like that is irresponsible. Is he going into the streets to personally check everyone, like it been said before ; when gun’s are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.

    15. All it will do is cause an uproar, don’t be so hypocritical ! Guns and ammo are not what is causing deaths ! It is the stupid person holding the gun. All you will do is give all the rights over to the fools that are making the problems in the first place ! Stop being a total idiot !!

      1. Until you get rid of the gun free zones, you are going to have the shootings.Until the people have the right to carry,your going to have shootings.Liberal laws make it easier to commit crimes because they know there will be nobody trying to stop them.Look where all the mass shootings,al gun free zones.

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