When I or my husband or son need cold medication, we have to purchase it from our local pharmacist. Not simply at our local pharmacy, we have to go to the actual pharmacist, show an I.D., sign a form, and then buy the medication. We have to do this because certain types of cold medicine can be used to make meth.
I am willing to give up a bit of my personal freedom to make it more difficult for people to create a deadly drug. It’s not really that much of a hardship to hand over my driver’s license and sign my name. Big deal. What IS a big deal is that James Holmes, the suspect in the deadly shootings in Aurora, Colorado, was able to purchase all of his weapons of mass destruction, and not one flag was raised, not one computer at the Department of Homeland Security or the ATF or the FBI dinged, not one person in any of these organizations said “Holy shit, this can’t be right.”
Between May 22 and July 6, James Holmes purchased a Smith and Wesson semi-automatic rifle, two Glocks and a 12-gauge shotgun. No flags. He bought 3,000 rounds of ammunition for the semi-automatic rifle, 3,000 rounds for the two Glocks and 300 cartridges for the shotgun. No flags. Holmes made the majority of his purchases online, his ammo coming from a website called Bulk Ammo.com. 6,300 rounds and cartridges, and at no time, did anyone notice this young man was building an arsenal.
Holmes also purchased his body armor online. . . .
To the non shooter that can appear to be a lot of ammo. To the shooter, not so much...
And for any non informed people read this thread and think that a gun can be bought online ad sent to the house. This is not correct. If you buy a gun online it must be shipped to a FFL where a background check must be performed just like a gun bought in a store...