Monday, July 23, 2012

"As Easy as Buying a Book on Amazon"

3,000 rounds of handgun ammunition

3,000 rounds for an assault rifle

350 shotgun shells

Suspect Bought Large Stockpile of Rounds Online. (The New York Times, 7/22/2012)

Excerpt: Unhindered by federal background checks or government oversight, the 24-year-old man accused of killing a dozen people inside a Colorado movie theater was able to build what the police called a 6,000-round arsenal legally and easily over the Internet, exploiting what critics call a virtual absence of any laws regulating ammunition sales.

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