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Fla. bill would require anger management classes to buy bullets

FL Sen. Audrey Gibson
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A Florida state Senator proposed a bill Saturday that would require an individual to take anger management classes before being allowed to buy ammunition.

Democrat state Sen. Audrey Gibson tried to explain her ludicrous thinking that an individual should have to complete anger management classes every 10 years in order to buy ammunition to Fox News:

“This is not about guns. This is about ammunition and not only for the safety of the general community, but also for the safety of law enforcement,” Gibson said, adding, “It’s about getting people to think, really, about how much ammunition they need.”

According to Fox News, the bill, which would be a second-degree misdemeanor to violate, reads:

It 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. The certification must be renewed every 10 years. B) Purchase or otherwise obtain ammunition by fraud, false pretense, or false representation.

Critics of the bill called it exactly what it is, “absolutely ridiculous,” and some suggested Gibson “take a course on the U.S. Constitution,” the article said.

Sean Caranna, executive director of a pro second amendment Fla. nonprofit, told Fox News, “When I first saw it, I thought it had to be a joke.”

Orlando attorney Jon Gutmacher called the bill an “insult” to all the state’s gun owners and slammed Gibson for even proposing it:

It’s absurd on its face. And anyone who proposes that legislation is in my mind unfit for the legislature because it shows a basic problem with their thinking process, aside from their lack of understanding of what the Constitution is all about. That’s the kind of bill that doesn’t even get past committee.

Read more from Fox News here.

Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR

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