January 9, 2009

NC Ammunition proposal would require permits to buy

DURHAM, NC -- An effort to get Durham officials to seek legislation that would require people buying ammunition to first obtain a permit has touched off a lobbying campaign by both supporters and opponents.

The Rev. Melvin Whitley of Durham has been lobbying to get what he calls the "Bullet Ownership Bill" on a list of legislation sought by Durham officials in the coming legislative session.

Among the bill's provisions: required permits for buying ammunition and a prohibition on ammunition purchase by several classes of people, including convicted felons, drug addicts and the mentally ill.

Comments (10)

wonder if the reverend has figured out yet that the more the government has control of peoples lifes the more they can dictate to them what they can and can't do and as well as say. i suggest the reverend stick to what he is supposed to be doing before he realizes it is too late to preach anything that resembles the truth and has to preach what he is told to by a government that is tyrannical. it happened in germany and will happen here as well if people don't speak out against this and if his parishoners don't yank him back to his job duties.

Posted by: pa-cman | March 5, 2009 2:48 PM    Report this comment

Another one that thinks guns are bad and not people. When the drug cartels invade and the crimes spree start, what will they want then.

Leave our rights as our founding Fathers wrote them.

Posted by: rcastanza | February 19, 2009 10:42 AM    Report this comment

Everyone must remember we're hearing this from a "pastor" in DURHAM, N.C. This is the same place where the Duke Locrosse players were accused by the Durham D.A. of raping a "dancer" and we know what happened there. Think about it. Moronic things like this coming out of Durham is no surprise to me.

Posted by: Carl M | January 22, 2009 9:20 PM    Report this comment

Does Mr Melvin thing the criminals will get a "permit" to buy ammo???????????? dont think soooooooooooooooo

Posted by: trevco | January 19, 2009 12:36 PM    Report this comment

Let's face it these people, such are "Rev." Melvin Whitley are not only insane, but stupid, blind, hate the Constitution, want to control everyone, feel they know everything, adore criminals and crime in general, and feel that government, and only government can save us from ourselves. Of course when the government comes to curtail their civil rights, they will grab their hidden guns, whine about the loss of their rights, and the devil to all others.
Oh, but wait, they love crime, and tyrants that this will "never" happen. Oops, we forget Hitler, Mao, Stalin, and every other tyrant throughout history. Take the guns first than oppress the population.

Posted by: Julian H | January 16, 2009 9:46 PM    Report this comment

You have got to be joking, these people will continue to erode the rights of the American citizen until we have none left. Mr Whitey how about making the laws we have work.

Posted by: Blueridge Shooter | January 15, 2009 12:49 PM    Report this comment

When will these people learn to read the Supreme Court's decision concerning the Second Amendment, and stop trying to legislate away my rights? "Convicted felons, drug addicts, and the mentally ill" are already prevented from buying guns, what good would ammunition do them? Unless Mr. Whitley is admitting that existing laws are useless, in which case why does he believe new laws will make any difference?

Posted by: joeburge | January 15, 2009 9:38 AM    Report this comment

So begins the insanity

Posted by: Dunrovin | January 15, 2009 9:00 AM    Report this comment

So begins the insanity

Posted by: Dunrovin | January 15, 2009 9:00 AM    Report this comment

Wonderful, how about a permit for each bullet?
Talk about materially negating the 2nd Amendment..

Posted by: D L | January 11, 2009 1:39 PM    Report this comment

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