Below the Radar: Jaime’s Law

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- While we place a lot of the focus on defending against laws that target firearms, anti-Second Amendment extremists also target ammunition. In a way, this ammunition control can be worse – because those who exercise their Second Amendment rights need to purchase ammunition.

Now, those who exercise their Second Amendment rights will buy ammunition for any number of reasons: Actual use for personal protection or hunting, training and practice to ensure familiarity with the firearms that they might own, and even storing some for emergencies. These days, getting ammo is pretty easy, all things considered. In most states, you can either order online or pick it up at a local FFL.

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wants to change that, proposing S 1924, Jaime’s Law. A companion version, HR 1705, was introduced in the House by Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This legislation would place background checks on any and all ammunition sales. It was also, like a number of anti-Second Amendment proposals, is also named for someone who was a victim of someone’s misuse of firearms, in this case Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed in the Parkland shooting.

Those living in California know what messes that the background checks can cause for law-abiding citizens who simply want to exercise their constitutional rights. It has been a host of red tape that these people have to deal with. Lucky ones can go across state lines to stock up, but it is often a big problem for people like Olympian Kim Rhode.

This legislation is particularly maddening for Second Amendment supporters. We know just how badly the bumbling cowards of Broward County botched the numerous chances they had to stop the Parkland shooting from happening at all. In fact, Scott Israel was rightly removed as Broward County Sheriff by Ron DeSantis. He’s trying to get his old job back – and hopefully, that run fails.

But Second Amendment supporters also know how the FBI fumbled at least one opportunity to stop it. Yet Blumenthal and Wasserman Schultz are instead punishing millions of Americans for this shooting – for a crime they did not commit. This is a clear example of an injustice being inflicted – and for what? It’s not about making the country safer.

The fact of the matter is that existing laws provide an opening to deal with prohibited persons who have even one round of ammunition in their possession. Second Amendment supporters need to contact their Senators and Representative and politely urge them to oppose S 1924 and HR 1705.


About Harold HutchisonHarold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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Larry
Larry
5 days ago

I’ve heard it said that if you examine any law named after a child, you’ll find it’s a bad law. So far, I haven’t found many exceptions.

Grigori
Grigori
5 days ago
Reply to  Larry

Amen!

gregs
gregs
6 days ago

did you contact your representatives in congress? we did. here is the email to little marco, ricky scott and debbie mucarsel-powell. We urge you to vote against HR 1705/S1924 for several reasons.   First of all, the Second Amendment is a right, clearly written and upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States to be just that. As such it cannot be restricted, morally or legally by anyone, even governments.  Our second reason is, legislation like this does nothing to stop the criminal element from disobeying the law. There are many current laws that prohibit felons from possessing firearms and ammunition, but… Read more »

Bill B
Bill B
6 days ago

If a Commucrat proposes it i oppose it straight out of the gate! They hate traditional America and won’t rest till we are a full blown communist nation. I will fight them at every turn and NEVER GIVE UP!

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
7 days ago

California does have a systematic plan to eliminate anything firearms. Ammunition is just one of many. Background checks, interstate commerce restrictions are used to limit the sources and suppliers. A national shortage exponentially affects California. This problem can be seen with California Air Resources Board (CARB) gasoline and diesel, which has the same effects of creating instant shortages should a supply chain become interrupted. What good is the hardware without the ammunition? Legislative vipers know this. Socialist agendas is why a shortage of anything can exist. An unarmed society is easier to control.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
7 days ago
Reply to  MICHAEL J

What they failed to think of is that there it only takes one bullet to cure a commie.

Finnky
Finnky
6 days ago
Reply to  MICHAEL J

@Mike – Does a state have legal authority to close their border to Americans? Last I checked, interstate commerce it regulated by federal government. The ammo restrictions have been attacked on second amendment basis, perhaps attacks can be extended to interstate commerce basis. Unfortunately CA does have precedent in their agricultural restrictions. Difference being that protecting that industry is a real goal and limits are the least intrusive approach which and a narrowly targeted regulation. Ammo ban is (1) ineffective (2) extremely intrusive and (3) about as broad as a regulation can be. So glad I no longer have to… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
7 days ago

HR 1705, was introduced in the House by Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

that’s all I needed to read about this law. SHE is one of the more rabid and corrupt congresscritters out there. If SHE supports it it needs to be dumped.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
7 days ago

Here is my suggestion/demand, REPEAL / REMOVE / TRASH / DISPOSE ALL of the over 25,000 INFRINGEMENT “laws” which INFRINGE upon the Second Amendment and the LAW ABIDING American CITIZENS all across America.
Those COMMUNISTS, by whatever name they call themselves, which advance these INFRINGING UNLAWFUL INFRINGEMENTS need to be FINED and IMMEDIATELY EXPELLED from ALL Public Offices for ABRIDGING and NEGATING their OATH OF OFFICE.

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
7 days ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

Fined? Imprisoned! For life! And don’t forget about the Courts!

Darkman
Darkman
6 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Popular saying in the 1950’s. “The only good Commie is a Dead Commie”. Foreign or Domestic…

Finnky
Finnky
8 days ago

– You mentioned the “lucky” Californian who can cross state lines to stock up. In case you are not aware, individuals importing ammunition into California is a crime. Those “lucky” individuals should consider themselves lucky when they “get away” with it.
What sick lives we live when shopping for basic supplies resembles working with the French existence in WW2. Still think trumps wall should have run along east side of California and included SAMs to prevent overflight.

CommonSense4America
CommonSense4America
7 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

Keep the wall going north to the Canadian border. The entire pacific west coast should be walled off.

Oldman
Oldman
7 days ago

Since I live in WA state, I disagree…..Just doing California would be enough, IMHO. Portland and Seattle are the only real hotspots in WA and OR……Most all the rest are good, decent, and God fearing folks.

loveaduck
loveaduck
7 days ago
Reply to  Oldman

I’m a “wet side” resident and would love to have a statewide “electoral college” system. Then the Puget Sound peckers could be overcome.

Oldman
Oldman
7 days ago
Reply to  loveaduck

Yep, no doubt, but try and get these brain dead people to push for it would be like pulling a rhinocerous horn from a live and healthy rhinoceorus. Let’s get Culp elected and let the trickle down happen!

Finnky
Finnky
6 days ago
Reply to  Oldman

@OM – Good point, applicable to much of CA as well. Good part of the wall could run alongside I-5. Would need to be further East from Mexico to somewhere north of Smell-A – but further north I-5 makes a good dividing line. Maybe encircle Sacramento, kind of like Berlin used to be. Tough part would be how to allow supplies into the city, and enforcing sanitation regulations on any outflow.

You’re more familiar with WA. Would that division be appropriate up there?

Oldman
Oldman
6 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

Well my thoughts would be that at the Oregon Washington border up to the beginning of Pierce County be open on both sides of I-5. Then close the west side up to the Skagit County line, opening both sides up to the Canadian Border. All would be well then and they would still have SEA-Tac airport to bring in their supplies, although I could care less about most of the people left there anyways. i am not positive if the west side of I-5 would be appropriate for Oregon or not, seeing as how I-5 passes through Portland as it… Read more »

Oldvet
Oldvet
6 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

@Finnky …How does commiefornia do that when they insist on having an open border to mexico ???

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
8 days ago

I am done with polite Harold.The more appropriate action at this stage of the game is to remind these raccoons that they are the ones who are in desperate need of your vote. As of today we have 52 days till the election.Demand every one of your candidates put the pressure on Trump to do an EO for National Reciprocity. Tell them if it doesn’t happen before the election you’re staying home and letting the shtf. Because you know there are enough Patriots in this country to put things right again.

Last edited 8 days ago by Ansel Hazen
Laddyboy
Laddyboy
7 days ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

@AH: NOPE! Do NOT stay home!!
GET OUT TO VOTE!
EXPLAIN to your family – friends – acquaintances the DANGER they and America are in if Slow 0biden and LIAR 0harris manage to steal the election!!!!

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
7 days ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

See what I write to Joe.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
7 days ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

While I agree that there are indeed “enough Patriots” in this country to put things right again… I cannot encourage anyone to refuse to vote. That’s not the way I was raised. Civic responsibility demands dedicated voting by all patriotic citizens.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
6 days ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

Sadly Joe, I am a local party official. A town chairman. Someone who stepped up to do this for the very reason you mention. Civic responsibility. I have always voted but this time around felt I needed to do more. Those of us who voted for Trump in 2016 did so because we wanted change. We can see how this country is being destroyed from within, from corrupt individuals, from those who take advantage of our goodwill. But as things start getting ramped up for November I have been deeply disappointed to see the State party machine roll over and… Read more »

Last edited 6 days ago by Ansel Hazen
Grigori
Grigori
5 days ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

Trump proved to me what I had long suspected, that Presidents, going back at least 32 years, probably longer, are not elected. They are selected by the Deep State, NWO, or whoever. His comforting speeches and words, saying what needed to be said about doing what needed to be done, won my vote in 2016. His utter failure not only to deliver on most of those things, but his doing the exact opposite of what was promised on too many told me all I needed to know. We were “had”. The Deep State accomplished what it wanted with him. They… Read more »

Grigori
Grigori
5 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

FWIW, my post above is not an attack on Ansel Hazen. In fact, I upvoted his comment. It is directed in general at the gullible sheep who are asleep, blind, or otherwise refuse to read the writing on the wall.

RoyD
RoyD
8 days ago

“Punishing Americans for a mass shooting that they did not commit.”

I thought that Harold was going to talk about Trump and his bumpstock directive. My bad.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
7 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

And blaming it on the gun rather than the psycho demonrats that commit almost all of them. I have looked into all of these shootings and find that they are or mommy and daddy are demonrats. Only one person out of the 20 I looked up was not a demonrat and one other person I could not find any info on.

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
6 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

musicmanmag44,
Glad you did the legwork. How about posting it so others can use it in their arguments with the non-believers.