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.


About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%’ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at www.crumpy.com.

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Mike Ross
Mike Ross
2 years ago

What an idiot. The Second Amendment covers ammunition too. What he’s proposing is like a poll tax, unconstitutional.

JAMESON WALKER
JAMESON WALKER
2 years ago

The government uses the “necessary and proper” clause all the time.. would it not be “neceasary” for ammunition in order to maintain the 2A?

Bud
Bud
2 years ago

A socialist wants the government too take care of your. A Facist wants to control your life. Seems this guy has made the trip. If he grts away with you can bet it’s only the beginning.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
2 years ago
Reply to  Bud

Bud, socialists and fascists – along with Marxists, Maoists, communists, etc – all want the same huge, all-controlling, tyrannical government, with a brutal ruling class… the only difference is the relative strength of that brutality (which ranges from only horrible to absolutely unspeakable). They are all cut from the same bolt of cloth…

Country Boy
Country Boy
2 years ago

how about he makes new criminal laws, OR ENFORCE the current ones , to keep the criminal element commiting crimes with firearms in jail, instead of giving them probation and turning them loose again. maybe if they sentenced more murderers using the death penalty, the murder numbers would come down. He doesn’t have a gun problem, he has a CRIME problem.

Wesley Bielinski
Wesley Bielinski
2 years ago

“Davis was a gun owner who claimed to own Glocks, sawed-off shotguns, and sniper rifles.”
SAWED-OFF SHOTGUNS!!
Why wasn’t he arrested by the ATF for NFA violations?

Ross
Ross
2 years ago

Sorry,but no brother of mine will die while waiting on government interference on ammo checks,what a dum-dum,next he’ll ask for taxpayer security.

Carl Stevens
Carl Stevens
2 years ago

So close to an election when gun violence is such a hot topic… Thank you, Detroit Gov. for getting out in front of this. Wayne County elected officials are the Detroit Lions of elected officials.

Paul
Paul
2 years ago

Gun control has failed Detroit for many years. Move on! You are are boring us with your anti-second amendment laws…

Susan Hill
Susan Hill
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul

Why don’t you try putting a republican in charge? Just for a change.

Jim
Jim
2 years ago

Ammo can be bought online or in another state, so much for that idea.

Jeremiah Puckett
Jeremiah Puckett
2 years ago

Hahaha. Yeah, and someone getting ready to commit gun violence is going to stop and calculate the extra cost of buying ammo. The death penalty isn’t a deterrent, but an extra dollar on a box of ammo sure is.

Gary Benoit
Gary Benoit
2 years ago

He speaks of compromise. Okay, what is he willing to give up? If the answer is “nothing” then it’s not a compromise.

Bill
Bill
2 years ago

I think you should have to pass an independent mental evaluation first to get on the ballot then every month thereafter. Any abnormalities will automatically remove them from their elected position.

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago

David is using the wrong bait to catch a fish, all he’s going to do is to force ammo qualified buyers to sale to those who can’t purchase… opening new windows for new crimes… he needs to think this poop over again, he is angry because his brother got kill and now he want to screw everyone, I’m the resistance, we are the resistance , let’s protect our rights. My family needs my protection as well as yours, I can comply and get the certificate he is trying to enforce… but what about those who cant pass the test and… Read more »

B
B
2 years ago

This legislation would would backfire in ways they haven’t even considered (one way kind of literally). Create a black market for ammunition and you will promote “hand loading” efforts from inexperienced criminals, as well as otherwise law abiding thrifty gun owners who will produced some unsafe, and over pressured ammunition. Those criminal hand loaders will quickly realize how simple it is to produce ammo capable of defeating soft body armor, and the “cop killer” bullets that these anti-gun politicians have rambled nonsensically about for years will become a reality (There still won’t be any Teflon in them though!!!). The remaining… Read more »

Ed
Ed
2 years ago

So, they do know you can buy ammunition online?

Bill
Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  Ed

Well that can be restricted by state. If a state imposes such a rule, online sellers would have to comply.

Tionico
Tionico
2 years ago
Reply to  Bill

in spite of the clear language of the so-called Interstate Commerce Clause in Art 1 Sec 8 ( I thinkk..) of our COnstitution……. making trade regular, that is, unrestricted, between the states is part of the DUTY of our Congress… But no worries….. Detroit is not that far from other states, and with a county about twenty by thirty miles, it can’t be that far to a neighbouring county whose gun shops will be more than pleased to provide th extra supplies, no questions asked. This dweeb stupidvisor will need to get the State government on board… and if that… Read more »

m.
m.
2 years ago

detroit, bastion of law & order. as shown by ex. pres. taquiyya, a demon-rat will do or say anything.

Lonnie G Hopson
Lonnie G Hopson
2 years ago

Somebody needs to remind these idiots of a document that prohibits what he is trying to do!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago

G H, Yeah, shouldn’t these politicians be able to read, and write, before they can hold office?

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
2 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Wild Bill

I also would argue have at the very least a base understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

And SCOTUS case law. The dimwit commissioner needs to read through Heller v. Washington DC.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
2 years ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

Oh, the Donkeycrats absolutely DO understand (exactly) what the Constitution says and means. They simply intend to ignore it… and they presume that, with enough lawyers, they can get ANY law – no matter how unconstitutional – enacted, then tied up in court for years while the law is enforced anyway.

Since, from the common citizens’ point-of-view, the law simply must be obeyed, no matter how onerous it is… those tchit-for-brains liberals can only be opposed in one way.

Dennis
Dennis
2 years ago

All talk and will not get any traction! Davis is just a mouth thinking he is going to change the world on gun/bullet control. He’s not worthy of an intellectual debate.
Drain the swamp

The Falcon
The Falcon
2 years ago

We the people of the United States are under attack from a tyrannical movement that not only infringes on the Second Amendment but all liberties, it is my hope that we are able to withstand this attack can not every one else see with the police and Homeland Security and dozens of other governmental Networks are doing …building a domestic Army!!! And attempting to disarm this country while the criminals care less and will steal and rob guns and ammunition God help us we wake up soon to see what is going to devastate this country “Don’t Tread on Me… Read more »

RJL
RJL
2 years ago

Lunatics running the asylum, it is time for these people running for political office to be mentally vetted, also the ones already in office need to profiled.

js
js
2 years ago
Reply to  RJL

Seriously though, only lunatics can run for office because a normal person is disgusted by what the see and have to deal with.

Robin
Robin
2 years ago

Wouldn’t this force people to go to another county or state to buy ammunition?

J. Kellams
J. Kellams
2 years ago

Bulkammo.com, they’ll deliver that shit right to your door

mikeL
mikeL
2 years ago
Reply to  J. Kellams

J. Kellams… unless you reside in californicate. Then it’s delivered to a local ffl that will take the delivery!

Robey Alan Gulledge
Robey Alan Gulledge
2 years ago

I can foresee a lucrative black market addition,to the already profitable drug trade, that keeps these Detroit politicians in campaign funds .

Earl
Earl
2 years ago

Other people already mentioned most everything. But what is to stop people from just going outside the county to buy ammunition and bring it back in?

Robey Alan Gulledge
Robey Alan Gulledge
2 years ago
Reply to  Earl

The same thing that stops me from going into a “ gun free “ zone with my concealed weapon .
NOTHING !

Frank
Frank
2 years ago

More political bs from someone who has lots of money and thinks people could actually afford such evaluations and extra doctors and lawyers . DRAIN THE SWAMP!!

Ben
Ben
2 years ago

Make sure to vote bums like this out of office.

Joseph John Russell
Joseph John Russell
2 years ago

Will not stop mentally duranged people from getting there hands on ammo!! They will just get there friends or family member or co worker to o buy it for them! Or just simply learn how to reload ammo themselves!! I just see it’s another way to suck more money out of the tax payer!! Plan and simple it’s always have and always will be about money !!! Sad but true!! They just use incidents of shootings to pass rules such as laws .to take more money from law abiding people ..

Felixd
Felixd
2 years ago

How about a mental health certificate for voting?

Nathan Garbetti
Nathan Garbetti
2 years ago
Reply to  Felixd

your absolutley right. this is just another way to infringe upon our rights this is ridiculous. These politicians don’t seem to realize criminals don’t follow their laws and there are plenty of bullets on the streets they’re just trying to slowly disarm the American people and we can’t let that happen but I don’t think you should be able to vote until you’re 25 because if you are younger than 25 you do not know crap about life

Douglas Kuykendall
Douglas Kuykendall
2 years ago
Reply to  Felixd

How about one for running for office .To make sure they know what the oath they take means

Richard Adkins
Richard Adkins
2 years ago
Reply to  Felixd

How about some form of ID for voting?

Capndad
Capndad
2 years ago
Reply to  Felixd

How about a mental health certificate for holding office?

SPARTACUS
SPARTACUS
2 years ago
Reply to  Capndad

How about permission and a background check from the police?

Bill
Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  Felixd

I’m a strong advocate for having to pass a test to be able to vote. If you watch the many videos online, most millennials are clueless about our government at every level. Some people think the Constitution should even be abolished. It’s frightening to learn how stupid so many voters are, it used to be if you didn’t own land, you couldn’t vote, now lazy scum of the earth can vote themselves free stuff we have to pa for, it’s not fair.

Scott Fischer
Scott Fischer
2 years ago

I’ve been warning my friends and family of this for years…a “sin tax” on ammo for us common folk! Hard for us to defend and easy for them to sell…”use the money for gun crime victims etc. etc.!” Join a pro 2nd group and AMMO UP AMERICA!!!!

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

Lets not forget it was chicago i believe that was calling for U.N. troops on the ground in their city. Well, good luck with the troops and good luck banning anything. Its time to ban crooked politicians.

Mitchell
Mitchell
2 years ago

Another idiotic bill to waste time. Maybe stop allowing criminals that have violent crimes out of jail. Someone should sue him for violating the HIPPA laws that prevent others from knowing your medical records without expressed consent or a warrant. If it was just higher taxes on ammo ok cool I’ll buy a loading kit and learn to make my own ammo but to include anything medical violates every law about patient confidentiality.

wayne aslesen
wayne aslesen
2 years ago

Compltetly nuts

Larry Hasbro
Larry Hasbro
2 years ago

Just another anti gun activists whose ultimate goal is destroys our 2nd amendment and take our guns.

Bruce Williams
Bruce Williams
2 years ago

I guess since guns don’t kill but bullets do, we should ban knife sharpeners too. That way no one will get stabbed and die from getting cut up.

Jeremiah Puckett
Jeremiah Puckett
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruce Williams

Didn’t your parents ever tell you a full knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife?

RICK WILT
RICK WILT
2 years ago

When Nancy Pelosi , Mad Maxine Waters , Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, Shelia Jackson Lee, Diana Feinstein get a Mental Screening than I will think about getting one. With one City in Michigan already taken over and in Muslim Control ( Dearborn ) I would not want to have any restrictions on Ammo.

west
west
2 years ago

they do all the checks before you buy the gun. why would you need to be checked for mental illness to buy ammo?? you would not be able to buy the guy as there is questions in there about your mental state and if you have an issue and been to the hospital for it your on file and cant buy a gun. hes really trying to take away the rights of people to defend themselves. every gun owner did kill your brother,1 bad person did dont punish everyone for ones wrong doing.

Jed h levy
Jed h levy
2 years ago

Oh ok good….I guess no one will ever be shot in Detroit ever again right?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago

Reggie Davis, the Wayne County Commish, will only create an underground supply chain and profiteers.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

That’s right brothers and sisters in Wayne County come to st. Clair County will sell you all you want maybe we’ll get lucky and somebody will take a machete to this piece of shit Muslim Obama lover

Dg
Dg
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom

I will pray for that!

Jeremiah Puckett
Jeremiah Puckett
2 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Wait, so I already went through an FBI background check to buy the gun, but that’s not enough? Do we also need background checks when I buy a holster or Pelican case?

Roy D.
Roy D.
2 years ago

It would appear that he would not be able to purchase a firearm from a legitimate dealer: http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/detroit-politician-admits-to-threatening-woman-denies-hitting-another

WebFoot Logger
WebFoot Logger
2 years ago
Reply to  Roy D.

On the face of it, this article indicates he is a prohibited person, unable to lawfully own a firearm.

Woody W Woodward
Woody W Woodward
2 years ago

Another smarter than thou activist who believes in and supports OUR Constitution, except – – of course- – for the parts he doesn’t like. There is a period immediately following the phrase “Shall not be infringed.” That period was not placed there by accident or as a decorative item.
[W3]

Jim Hovater
Jim Hovater
2 years ago

It’s far past time for conservatives to STOP ‘turning the other cheek’. I recommend that every Patriot read ‘Unintended Consequence’.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim Hovater

Hovater, I read it! I concur, every patriot should read it!

DrD
DrD
2 years ago

“…..shall NOT be infringed.”

Dave
Dave
2 years ago

So what is his voting record? Democrat by chance?

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
2 years ago

1- UnConstitutional
2 – Michigan has Preemption
3 – Next petty tyrant

Nottinghill
Nottinghill
2 years ago

The ‘Storm of the Century’ is brewing in these United States… and it won’t be possible to hit reset or to reinsert the safety pin.

Cruz
Cruz
2 years ago

So someone kills your brother and you decide to not have any way to protect yourself against a similar situation. I foresee a Darwin Award in his future…

1776 Patriot
1776 Patriot
2 years ago
Reply to  Cruz

Typical progressive reasoning. It doesn’t make sense but it makes them feel good that they’re doing something!

Jim Hovater
Jim Hovater
2 years ago

Does this vlown get his drinking water from the Flint River?

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim Hovater

Perhaps Detoilet.

Kevin owens
Kevin owens
2 years ago

The detroit press’ story said davis said.
“had a fetish with guns. I had sniper rifles, double barrel sawed offs, blocks, he said”
Curious if anyone looked into him having a NFA tax stamp on that sawed off?

William McAtee
William McAtee
2 years ago
Reply to  Kevin owens

Or an FIB background check and Class III permit for sawed off?

Ed Miller
Ed Miller
2 years ago

I would think, politicians would need the mental screening before an ammo buyer….do you really think this is going to stop the gun violence ….. you are badly mistaken. Laws haven’t stopped the criminals on the streets … or haven’t you noticed….just ask the Chicago residents….and they have some of the toughest gun laws…but the thugs still have guns. And this tax on ammo, going to teach school kids about the 2nd amendment…now that is a joke…with your actions, you are trying to get rid of the 2nd amendment…..

Bill
Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  Ed Miller

Yea I can’t count the times I’ve written my reps saying we don’t need anymore gun laws. The only one we need is that it’s illegal to shoot someone and if that doesn’t work, nothing else will.

JOEL ROGERS
JOEL ROGERS
2 years ago

ANY SUCH LAW WOULD BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL, BUT I DOUBT THE PROPONENT WOULD KNOW THAT–YOU CANNOT LEGISLATE MORALITY–THAT PROPOSED LAW VIOLATES WHAT THE 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTS–

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