Florida State Sen. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) has proposed a bill that would require anyone trying to buy ammunition to undergo an anger management program beforehand.
According to FoxNews.com, the proposal would require ammo buyers to take the anger management courses every 10 years.
“This is not about guns," Gibson said. "This is about ammunition and not only for the safety of the general community, but also for the safety of law enforcement. It’s about getting people to think, really, about how much ammunition they need. It’s a step, I think, in a safer direction. It’s about getting people to think before they buy.”
Gibson first announced the proposed legislation last month during a rally for Jordan Davis, 17, who was fatally shot during a confrontation with Michael David Dunn, who has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
"People are just not as patient as they used to be,” said Gibson. “We see the rage on the road all the time. People are just more impatient, I don’t know what it is.”
Those in violation would face a second-degree misdemeanor charge. Anyone found in violation a second time within a year of a prior conviction would face a first-degree misdemeanor charge.
“When I first saw it, I thought it had to be a joke,” said Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carry, a pro-gun group. “They’re trying to say that anyone who owns a gun or shoots a gun or has ammunition for it needs counseling and obviously has some anger problems.
“We’ve got a lot of issues that should be the focus of these bill slots with limited filing, but instead we put in something as ridiculous as this. I don’t see a planet where this passes. This is an attempt to grab attention, it has to be. And that’s really disappointing.”