10,000 Rounds Ain’t Enough, Says RMGO’s Dudley Brown

Dudley Brown of RMGO.

Dudley Brown of RMGO.

A shrilly-worded action alert from the hard right pro-gun group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners warns of yet another sneaky plot by ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his crafty cabal of leftist gun-grabbers to cheat honest law-abiding Americans out of their sacred right to spray unlimited quantities of lead at whatever they like:

It’s no secret that billionaire playboy Michael Bloomberg is anti-gun.

But his latest attempt to restrict your gun rights is coming from somewhere you’d never expect.

Bloomberg and his crony Colorado mayors have turned to government bureaucrats to push their gun-grabbing agenda.

That’s why I need your help!

RMGO has obtained documents showing the Denver Fire Department is planning to ban the storage of more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition in any residential occupancy. [Pols emphasis]

I know it sounds outrageous, but the gun-grabbers will stop at nothing to limit your ability to protect yourself and your family…

ammo_CutAwayNow first of all, we don’t know anything about this proposal one way or the other–we’ve seen no news reports about it, and there’s nothing we can find even in media outlets in other cities discussing the possibility of limiting storage of ammunition in a residential structure to 10,000 rounds.

But just for argument’s sake, let’s ask the question: how many rounds of ammunition does someone need to defend themselves? A study of National Rifle Association reports on self-defense situations says most defenders fire only two shots, and almost never have to (or are usually unable to) reload. We don’t want to be presumptuous about what would obviously be a stressful situation, but that’s about 9,998 shots fewer than Brown seems to think you’ll need to “protect yourself and your family.”

Setting that argument aside for a moment, there’s just no question that storing huge amounts of live ammunition in a residential building is kind of a sketchy practice. We get that there are gun-lovers who for whatever reason don’t think so, but we guarantee that their non gun-loving neighbors would be uncomfortable to know that enough ammunition to blow up/burn down a building was being stored next door. A building, or maybe the whole block?

Seriously, what other types of high explosives are you allowed to stockpile in your home?

On second thought, maybe some kind of reasonable limit, say 10,000 rounds or so, is okay after all–especially in residences in an urban environment like Denver. We’re thinking if you put that to a vote in Denver, it would pass handily. And if you don’t like it, maybe find a house in the country to convert into your own private ammo dump?

Again, this could simply be a fundraising scare tactic to keep RMGO’s war chest filled. But if it’s not…well, that’s fine too.

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  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Don't forget our constitutional right to own and deploy nuclear weapons.  Limiting citizens to no more than 50 megatons is outrageous.  I'd write more but there is a leak in my nerve gas storage unit and I need to go… 

  2. SocialisticatProgressicat says:

    Holy shit, I swallowed my gum laughing at the hilarious casualness of the final sentence.

    I know it sounds outrageous, but the gun-grabbers will stop at nothing to limit your ability to protect yourself and your family from what would have to be an invasion by a foreign power to require more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition in your damn home.

  3. SocialisticatProgressicat says:

    Oh, and I'll preempt Bowman…

    Typical citizen soldier storing more than 10,000 rounds at home

    • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

      Ha!  At least the lazy sumbitch finally got up off grandma's couch.  

      It is watermelon season and the low-performing gourds are getting nervous about morons like this headed east for the big kill.  Perhaps they'll get clemency this year while the boys are fighting the evil libruls in Denver. 

      The only thing Dudley missed in his hysteria was invoking the name of Jesus. I mean, seriously, HMRWJS? 

  4. DavieDavie says:

    I suspect the fire department is thinking in terms of protecting their firefighters and the neighborhood from incidents such as these (one Google search was all I needed):

    Erie Garage Fire Causes Ammunition To Explode « CBS …

    denver.cbslocal.com/…/erie-garage-firecausesammunition-t

    KCNC‑TV

    Jun 8, 2013 – A garage fire destroyed a home and a car in Erie early Saturday morning. … CBS Denver … Erie Garage Fire Causes Ammunition To Explode.

    Ammunition « CBS Denver

    denver.cbslocal.com/tag/ammunition/

    KCNC‑TV

    Erie Garage Fire Causes Ammunition To Explode. A garage fire destroyed …Denver Business Journal Investigates Ammunition Shortage. Some gun owners are  …

    Exploding ammunition signals fire in garage of Burlington …

    wqad.com/…/explodingammunition-signals-fire-in-garage-…

    WQAD‑TV

    Feb 10, 2015 – Exploding ammunition signals fire in garage of Burlington-area …Galesburg teen killed in crash with school bus · Photo from CBS Denver … Knox County homeowner awoken by CO detector discovers fire caused by meth lab.

    Ammo ignited in Denver garage fire – The Denver Post

    http://www.denverpost.com › … › Columnists › Jim Spencer

    The Denver Post

    Jan 10, 2010 – … Maserati set off a fire and an ammunition explosion in the garage of a Denver … early this afternoon as they investigated the cause of the fire.

  5. divad says:

    Well, I'm not allowed to keep propane gas canisters above a certain size on the deck of my condo.  Wouldn't surprise me (and would make perfect sense) if they were considering a limit on the number of rounds one can store.

  6. Wong21fr says:

    I would agree that Denver Fire isn't worried about an ammunition store magically exploding or burning down a block (pretty unlikely).  Rather they're concerned about a fire heating up an ammunition store to the point of "cooking off" the bullets and creating a projectile danger that would make fighting a fire even more dangerous than it already is.

    Of course, what does the Denver Fire Department know about reducing risks?  It's not as if they do this for a living. 😉

  7. ModeratusModeratus says:

    Ammunition does not pose a major fire hazard. This is pure gun control.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SlOXowwC4c

    • BlueCatBlueCat says:

      So's not allowing you to go the mall with a shoulder mounted missile launcher. That's why weapons possession has always involved controls.

    • It's not a fire hazard, but it is a firefighting hazard. Ammunition doesn't have the same directed force when it is out in the open (vs being chambered in a gun barrel), but the powder still explodes, and shrapnel (both from the casing and the bullet) still goes flying. Injuries can occur to firefighters. Firefighters prefer to let ammunition stores cook off rather than approaching them to fight the fire – and that means delays in fighting fires, with possible negative consequences for fire control.

      That's probably not a big thing in the country, but in a dense city environment, it could be the difference between saving and losing surrounding structures.

      • notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

        Maybe Phoenix, but what about those suburbs fetched right up against the edges of national forests or in the middle of grasslands? It seems to me that the types of people most likely to want to store an arsenal in their garage are also the sort who want to live in the new suburbs that are being built way out to hell and gone.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      You mean this pure gun-control restriction that no one's actually proposed . . . ??!!??

    • Big Time says:

      The Militia Movement poses a fire hazard, Moddy. And Dudley Brown is the face of Colorado's Militia Movement. 

  8. kwtreemamajama55 says:

    It is a fundraising attempt. RMGO and its national lobbying affiliate, National Association for Gun Rights, make millions capitalizing on the paranoia of gun and ammo buyers, and the greed and cynicism of the manufacturers.

    Although they will be glad to wax schmarmy about firefighters and police being local heroes, and will ask the public to support these heroes against the "enemy" (Muslims, unemployed black and Latino youth, Mexican immigrants), in reality, RMGO does not support the safety and well-being of firefighters and police. The real threat to our "local heroes" is a paranoid RMGO member with more than 10,000 rounds of ammo in storage next door.

    • It's always a fundraising attempt with RMGO. Either that, or it's another ploy to increase ammo and gun sales.

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        Bingo!!!   Ammo stocks are way up since the last buy-them-now-before-Obama-Pelosi-Bloomberg-take-them-all-away scare pushed sales and prices off the charts.  Most Ammosexuals have more rounds than they can shoot watermelons in their lifetimes with, and sales are down and prices falling accordingly. Dudley Brown is simply trying to give his corporate sponsors a boost by bullying his minions into a two-lifetime supply.

        So you heard Dudley, Modster!  Empty your 401K and stock up on several thousand more rounds — it's an investment in freedom, or something …

  9. Diogenesdemar says:

    What you libs again fail to understand, because you're always trying to think about things, is that Dudley makes perfect sense.  Line your Julesburg besement mancave survival shelter with a few thousand cases of ammo, and you'll have enough lead shielding to survive that Iranian nucular missile. . . 

    . . . but wait, that's not all, after you and your mommy survive Persiangeddon, in maybe only 15 or 20 years, the two of you can crawl out from that cozy basement hidey-hole and have years of good, clean, christian entertainment shooting watermelons, and the stray surviving democrat!!!   Buy now, afor it's tooooo late!!!!

  10. doremi says:

    Called the Denver Fire Department about this over a week ago.  I was told that the ordinance is not new, but has been in the fire code for a number of years, and that the it is based on international fire code.  I was also told that the problem is the gunpowder in the bullets creates a fire danger.  People who make their own ammunition are also limited in the amount of gunpowder they can have on hand….fire code.

    This scare was a organization (and eventually fund-raising) building scheme by Dudley do-wrong and his compadres.

  11. Big Time says:

    Can we all agree that the gun rights movement and the militia movement are more and more, one in the same?

    The gun rights crowd is getting more and more radical by the day. 

    And Dudley Brown and his colleagues at RMGO and Gun Owners of America are driving this radicalization.

  12. ohwilleke says:

    Up the limit to 50,000 rounds.  RMGO will still oppose it, but will sound even a bit more ridiculous and Denver can still have the 99.9% most generous limit in North America because the 10,000 limit is part of the Uniform Fire Code adopted as a matter of course in almost every local government jurisdiction with code enforcement authority.

  13. marklane1351 says:

    Anyone who feels the need to store over 10000 rounds of ammunition in their house is extremely unstable on so many levels and needs to have their guns taken away!

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