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California Tries New Tack on Gun Violence: Bullet Control

By The New York Times

SACRAMENTO — Sold from vending machines in Pennsylvania, feed depots in Nevada, pharmacies in Georgia and jewelry stores in Texas, ammunition is in many states easier to buy than cold medicine. But in California, which already enforces some of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws, there is a movement underway against the unfettered sale of bullets

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  • In his 1999 standup special "Bigger and Blacker," Chris Rock laid out this head-smackingly obvious concept of bullet control: "l think all bullets should cost $5,000 dollars! Five thousand dollars for a bullet. You know why? ‘Cause if a bullet costs $5,000, there’d be no more innocent bystanders."

    Yeah

    In his 1999 standup special "Bigger and Blacker," Chris Rock laid out this head-smackingly obvious concept of bullet control: "l think all bullets should cost $5,000 dollars! Five thousand dollars for a bullet. You know why? ‘Cause if a bullet costs $5,000, there’d be no more innocent bystanders."

    Yeah, it's played for laughs, but it's a fantastic idea. No one's taking guns away, just driving up the cost of usage — like what happened with cigarettes. Can't wait to see if/how this works in California.

  • This is one of the most ridiculous violations of the 2nd amendment and I can’t wait to see it shot down in court. The government of California, my state, has lost its way and desperately needs to remember that the defense of individual liberty is their highest calling

  • This is a very old idea, first proffered by Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry. His deputy, Barney Fife didn’t feel safe and wanted to carry a gun. Sheriff Taylor, knowing that there wasn’t any need for a gun toting deputy in Mayberry, decided to let him have the gun. Sheriff Taylor locked up the bullets

    This is a very old idea, first proffered by Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry. His deputy, Barney Fife didn’t feel safe and wanted to carry a gun. Sheriff Taylor, knowing that there wasn’t any need for a gun toting deputy in Mayberry, decided to let him have the gun. Sheriff Taylor locked up the bullets in his desk. Problem solved.

  • Sensible. And much easier to match a serial number on a bullet casing than matching a specific gun to a specific bullet after it’s been fired.

  • This is so stupid. When are people going to realize that regulations are not going to stop psychopaths? Does anyone get news from the u.k

  • Does the author not know the difference between a bullet, casing, powder, and primer? All are needed to make a ammunition round.

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