July 9, 2011

$5,000 Bullets: Chris Rock Now Advising Obama On Gun Control

This 45 ACP hollow-point made of 14-karat white gold.
Mounted within the hollow-point are ninety diamonds surrounding a sparkling amethyst.

The Obama Method: When you can't get something through Congress and the vast majority of the people are going to hate it, just write out an executive order and send it in. [**] This is also, in Obama's formerly nicotine stained fingers, known as a Ukase [A ukase (Russian: указ, formally "imposition"), in Imperial Russia, was a proclamation of the tsar, government, or a religious leader (patriarch) that had the force of law.]

Ann Barnhardt's got the range on this move by Obama

I think they are going to after ammunition. The legal argument will be that you can keep your guns, which is all that is legally covered by the word "ARMS", you just can't have any ammunition, and the Second Amendment does not prohibit the Federal Government from banning or outlawing ammunition in any way - or so they will argue.

But it's clear to me that all those down-low late-night trysts with Chris Rock in the Rose Garden are now bearing fruit:

**Obama To Unveil Gun Control Reforms In Near Future
The end result, one source close to the discussions said, was a package of reforms "not huge in scope." They are largely expected to mirror the topics covered in the president's op-ed. Gun control advocates have pushed for more, including legislation that would limit the size of magazines -- such as the 32-round clip that Giffords' shooter used -- or a bill that would force private sellers to conduct background checks at gun shows -- which was pushed in the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting. Still, executive actions offer something that legislation doesn't: guaranteed results. And as one gun control advocate told the Huffington Post, there are ways to "use these administrative changes to obtain similar results."
Posted by Vanderleun at July 9, 2011 11:53 AM
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Ah yes, the sacred right to bear arms that cannot be fired. No doubt that's what the Founding Fathers had in mind.

Posted by: Ed McCabe at July 9, 2011 2:44 PM

At least the criminals won't have any bullets, either. Whew. Dodged one. Oh wait, no we didn't.

Posted by: Jewel at July 9, 2011 2:46 PM

"When cartridges are outlawed, only outlaws will have cartridges."

Posted by: Cris at July 9, 2011 4:23 PM

I predict that people will start manufacturing their own bullets. They may not be lead, perhaps they will be ceramic, or even wood, or whatever people can find to melt down, but someone will find a way around this. Hopefully, there will be a new industry in bullet molds...you know, for novelty ice cubes.

Posted by: Jewel at July 9, 2011 4:28 PM

Functional black powder reproductions of Civil War era revolvers and rifles are available through the mail without registration in most states. Caps, balls and powder are also readily available. It may be safe to say that these weapons killed more Americans than the modern cartridge guns.
Amazon has at least one book devoted to making black powder from scratch. They also have a book demonstrating how to build guns from hardware store plumbing.

Posted by: Hunt Johnsen at July 9, 2011 7:50 PM

Ah yes, Mr. Johnsen, the good old fashion zip gun of the '40 & '50's.

Does anyone think today's body armor will stop a crossbow bolt? A shaft from a longbow? Talk about silenced weapons.

Posted by: Peccable at July 10, 2011 6:26 AM

Stock up on primers, the only component that is not possible to manufacture at home. Brass, can be used again and again. The more nominal the load, (as opposed to high pressure loadings) the longer the brass life. As for lead, there is an endless supply of lead, wheel weights, old lead acid batteries etc. Yea it's a pain in the ass to recover, but in a pinch??? I think that Comrade Zero has forgotten how innovative the American People are when pressed, or in this case oppressed.

Posted by: stuart at July 10, 2011 10:08 AM

Peccable has a good point - primers and percussion caps are tricky to fabricate, though I'll bet not impossible as they became common nearly 200 years ago. Flintlocks are usable without fancy chemistry, as are bow and arrow.

Posted by: Hunt Johnsen at July 10, 2011 10:51 AM

Should the "anointed one" try this, the Congress should impeach and remove him.

Posted by: John NRA Lifer at July 10, 2011 11:42 AM

I think we can thank Mrs. Clinton for this one - I am pretty sure that she and President Clinton proposed controlling ammo, through either bans or high taxes, early in his first term, when Hilary was still expecting to be in charge of Health Insurance for All. I haven't looked to see if any of the old reports are on line to confirm but that's the way I remember it.

Posted by: Tina at July 10, 2011 6:49 PM

Battlefield pickups...

Posted by: monkeyfan at July 11, 2011 8:52 AM

The local Party officials and apparatchki will be so surprised to find that there is no room in the Green Zones for them.

Posted by: concerned american at July 11, 2011 10:01 AM

So, a new market for the Mob(s) of all the varying ethnicities: selling contraband ammunition, most likely smuggled in from China via our porous southern border.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at July 11, 2011 1:19 PM

Actually, primers can be re-manufactured at home. Contact explosives (e.g. fulminates, styphnates, etc.) can be made fairly easily in your garage. They are just dangerous as hell in any significant quantity.

Posted by: ThomasD at July 12, 2011 8:53 AM