Lawmakers want online ammunition sales restricted

We can buy anything online. Gun control advocates want to make gun ammo a little harder to get anonymously, saying bullets bought from online dealers still kill. 

In the wake of the Colorado theater gunman's shooting spree and the six thousand rounds of ammo he bought online, a proposed law would require I.D., ammunition dealers to be licensed, maintain records and report the sale of more than a thousand rounds.

Gun control proponents say those measures would prevent the purchase ammunition online and would make it easier for dealers to spot potential perps before they commit crimes.

The gun control issue has had people at odds for decades and this recent incident is fanning the flames of the argument.

Sarah Prompuntagorn, who was shopping in the Galleria area said, "The guy who planned it, he had enough time to gather everything and so anyone who is selling him these things would know this isn`t a good idea. Why would this guy need this much ammunition?"

Michael Henderson said, "I don’t know what they could have done, they couldn’t have put him in jail.  So he had his plan, he was a weirdo and unfortunately he used the gun to do what he did."

But can any law really prevent madmen from committing heinous crimes?

Jim Pruett, owner of Jim Pruett's Gun and Ammo said, "The bad guys will continue to get their ammo because they steal it, trade meth for it, etc.  They'll get their ammo and it will just be more difficult for us to get ammo."