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Michigan Official: Require Mental Health Checks for Bullet Purchases

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, 5.56 millimeter ammunition waits to be fired in an M-4 carbine rifle while U.S. Army recruits take live-fire marksmanship training at Fort Jackson, S.C. As gun ownership among young Americans drops and the Army trains a new generation more accustomed to blasting …
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A Wayne County commissioner wants law-abiding citizens to submit to a mental health check before being allowed to purchase bullets.

On September 18, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Detroit-area commissioner Reggie Davis wants to ban bullet sales by anyone except police. Breitbart News also reported that he wants to add a tax to police sales, thereby raising the prices citizens pay for their ammunition.

The Hill reports that Davis wants “individuals to undergo a mental fitness check by a local police department before making ammunition purchases”:

Davis told the Detroit Free Press that the push is in lieu of more restrictions on firearms. He said, “It’s not the gun that’s doing the killing, it’s the bullets. We have no laws that restrict the purchasing of ammunition for the majority of handguns.”

Davis admitted the odds are slim that he can secure a mental health check for ammunition controls, saying, “We’re up against some state and federal laws. Even if it takes me going to lobby in D.C., and I expect it will, we need to make these changes.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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