House Bill Would Ban All Internet Ammunition Sales – Online Pirates Remain Free to Roam

The Left asserts we can’t do anything to stop illegal online theft.  But that we can unilaterally and completely stop legal online weapons sales.  

In their latest rush to further emasculate the Second Amendment, many on the Left are taking aim at the Internet.  


Online Gun Sales Under Scrutiny


Internet Ammunition Sales Draw Scrutiny


Of course illegal online sales should be stopped – though it isn’t nearly as prevalent as the Left would have you believe.  


But they are also looking to ban legal online sales:


H.R. 142 would ban Internet or mail order ammunition purchases….


The progressive state of New York just passed a ban on Internet “assault weapon” sales.


Progressives act as though the move to end all online weapons transactions is just that simple – wave a gavel, pass a law and it’s done.  Just like with guns themselves – declare a gun-free school zone, and all schools will be gun-free.


But they are not always such regulatory optimists.


Remember SOPA-PIPA?  The Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act – the bills that ham-handedly sought to rein in rampant online property theft-for-profit.  Stolen music and movies being sold on the Web is a billions-of-dollars-a-year problem, and these vastly overreaching bills were an attempt to address it.


I was opposed to the bills – they went far too far.  But I remain an ardent supporter of the premise behind them – the protection of private property.


Leftists were also opposed.  Their reasoning, however – when juxtaposed with their confident intent to block online weapons sales – induces whiplash.


Digital Piracy Cannot Be Stopped


Internet Pirates Will Always Win


‘Tribler’ Software Makes Internet Piracy Impossible to Stop


Blocking Pirate Websites Does Not Stop Online Piracy


But they’re at least against the thieves themselves, right?  Umm, no


Apple Founder “Woz” Defends Megaupload


The U.S. government sees Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom as one of the biggest copyright criminals in history.


Many others disagree, including Apple founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, who visited Dotcom in New Zealand recently.

“When governments dream up charges of ‘racketeering’ for a typical IT guy who is just operating a file-sharing service….”


Unless, of course, the thieves are stealing from them.


Apple Sues Samsung for Copyright Infringements


Apple’s War on Android


Apple Sues Polish Grocery Chain, Claims Copyright Violation


The Left asserts we can’t do anything to stop illegal online theft.  But that we can unilaterally and completely stop legal online weapons sales.  


Because it’s not a technological question – it’s an ideological one.  They bizarrely like thieves, but not guns or the people who like them.  


So they will claim impotence on the former.  While doing whatever it takes to impinge the latter – including usurping vast new authority over the Internet.

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