Quote of the Day

It’s also frustrating that when a UPS employee raised concerns on September 13 about the “multiple boxes” of ammunition the Colorado shooter had delivered to his postal box, police officers said there was nothing illegal. No limits on the number of guns; no limits on ammunition; very minimal limits on the type of guns – no wonder we have problems.

Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke, Should The Public Be Able To Get The Types Of Guns We Use In Iraq?

How many of us here have multiple boxes of ammunition delivered to our front door when we buy in bulk? With implying he’s looking for limits on numbers of guns and ammunition people can buy, you’d almost think they are looking to revive Brady II. Face it Paul, it’s not happening. You might have help from your friends in the media spreading your organizations bullshit, and let’s face it, you’re trying to mislead the public.

UPDATE: Armed and Safe has more.

12 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. . . . very minimal limits on the type of guns – no wonder we have problems.

    In a comment responding to this at the Huff ‘n’ Puff Post, I expressed surprise that he is unhappy about “very minimal limits”–I figured he would like the limits to be as low as possible.

    No one has bothered to respond so far.

  2. thirdpower says:

    Notice that none of the papers that were linked to had comments. I wonder why that would be.

  3. vinnie says:

    He wants only trained people to have guns then bitches that we get ammo for training. Right…

  4. thirdpower says:

    In a gun debate on another forum, a guy said that “arsenals” should be restricted. I asked him to define “arsenal”. He replied “Mega Functional Guns”.

    I would consider a restriction on a civilian owning a million firearms to be reasonable.

    I have a feeling Paul is going for something more restrictive.

  5. Jim W says:

    Anyone who didn’t get crates of ammo shipped in when it was less than 10 cents a round should have their head checked.

  6. You know–between Paul’s advocacy of both “arsenal” limits, and restrictions on rifles that fire ammo that can defeat police body armor–all in the same post, I can almost believe he is trying to revive Brady II.

    If he thinks that’s happening, he must be smoking the good stuff.

  7. jed says:

    My first thought when I read that story was WTF is the UPS doing calling the pohleece to report ammo purchases.

    The more I know, the more I want to make all my gun-related purchases in person, with cash. Even if it costs me a few more bucks, it’s nobody’s business, least of all the govt’s, how much ammo I buy.

  8. emdfl says:

    Heck, my BBT driver is so well trained that he just rolls the crates(and boxes) into the garage if the wife has left the people-door opened.

  9. Jim W says:

    UPS is not a government agency, for those who hadn’t heard.

  10. gattsuru says:

    Last I checked, Jim W, the police were.

  11. Weer'd Beard says:

    Anybody who has a Mil-Surplus gun is a damned fool not buying spamcans, crates, and battle-packs of ammo.

    Aside from gunshows, mail order is the only way I can get the cheap surplus ammo for my older guns, as all the local gunshops either don’t stock the odd caliburs, or charge WAYYY too much for it.

  12. GunGeek says:

    The “UPS employee” was not a driver. It was the (probably teenage) drone working at The UPS Store. I’ve got a The UPS Store box and have had a lot of ammo delivered there, mostly so it doesn’t get left on the porch. One of the first times, the worker said “Is this ammo?”. I said it was and he responded with “No wonder it’s so heavy, do you want me to carry it out to your car for you?”

    I get catalogs from Midway, Natchez, Cheaper Than Dirt, etc sent there and nobody has ever said anything except for that one time.

    The world has a lot of scaredy-cats in it.