What I think we should do is regulate the price of bullets. I can see some CEO of a munitions company calculating his performance bonus right now. Let’s try $75 dollars per bullet for a .22 caliber bullet. $15 dollars more for each caliber higher. You want a .38? No problem! Only $315 dollar each. Want a .357 magnum? Only $5100 dollars each. Want six? Cool! A mere $30,600 will get you six. Want a 50 round clip of 9mm bullets. All you have to do is pony up a cool $15,700. This, of course, does not include the cost of the clip. How about a recyclable clip for $250 plus a $50 recycling deposit? At last, an eco-friendly way to kill each other. I can see Michael F. Golden (Smith and Wesson’s CEO) having multiple orgasms dreaming of his bonus based on the potential profits his company could make.
How disconnected is this? Let me count a few of the ways:
- The instant creation of a black market.
- The infringement of the specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms.
- What is or would be a recyclable “clip”?
- S&W does not sell ammunition.
- With such a high price on something more cheaply available on the black market ammunition manufacturing companies would have near zero sales.
- Reading literally “$15 dollars” is “15 dollars dollars”. The same goes for “$75 dollars”, “$315 dollar” (well almost, it is “315 dollars dollar”), and “$5100 dollars”. It isn’t even consistent because many instances of “$” are correct.
- .357 magnum is $5100/round but .38 (Special, I presume) and 9mm are only $315 each? How can one derive that from “15 dollars more for each caliber higher”?
Even though I have decades worth of examples of stupid stuff the anti-gunners say I am sometimes still amazed at the depths of stupid they are capable of reaching.