A Florida legislator wants anyone trying to buy ammunition to complete an anger management program first, in what critics say is the latest example of local lawmakers reaching for constitutionally-dubious solutions to the problem of gun violence.
The bill filed Saturday by state Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, would require a three-day waiting period for the sale of any firearm and the sale of ammunition to anyone who has not completed anger management courses. The proposal would require ammo buyers to take the anger management courses every 10 years.
â€œThis is not about guns,â€ Gibson said. â€œThis is about ammunition and not only for the safety of the general community, but also for the safety of law enforcement.â€
Gibson said sheâ€™s concerned with citizens stockpiling ammunition, potentially creating dangerous situations should those individuals ever come in contact with law enforcement agencies or criminals.
â€œItâ€™s about getting people to think, really, about how much ammunition they need,â€ Gibson said. â€œItâ€™s a step, I think, in a safer direction. Itâ€™s about getting people to think before they buy.â€
â€œWhen I first saw it, I thought it had to be a joke.â€
- Sean Caranna, executive director, Florida Carry
Gibson insisted the bill is not â€œaccusatoryâ€ toward gun and ammunition owners, but rather an effort to improve the safety of her community. She recalled the death of a Jacksonville man, Jordan Davis, 17, who was fatally shot during a confrontation with another man in November. Michael David Dunn, 46, of Satellite Beach, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the case.
Gibson first announced her intentions to introduce such legislation last month during a rally for Davis, saying â€œpeople are just not as patient as they used to be,â€ according to the Florida Times-Union.
â€œWe see the rage on the road all the time,â€ she continued Wednesday. â€œPeople are just more impatient, I donâ€™t know what it is.â€
Gibsonâ€™s bill does not offer a threshold for the amount of ammunition needed to necessitate the need for anger management courses.
â€œIt is unlawful to: A) Sell ammunition to another person who does not present certification that he or she has successfully completed an anger-management program consisting of at least 2 hours of online or face-to-face instruction in anger-management techniques,â€ the bill reads. â€œThe certification must be renewed every 10 years. B) Purchase or otherwise obtain ammunition by fraud, false pretense, or false representation.â€
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