ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Florida State Senator Audrey Gibson is promoting a bill she filed which would ban the purchase of gun ammunition without an anger management certificate.
"It may be like a $20 course or something like that," Gibson told Action News, "You could take it online at your home. The idea is just to get people more introspective."
Gibson, a Democrat, said she's concerned about the amount of ammunition being purchased in gun shops throughout the state.
"I'm concerned about stockpiling," said Gibson.
Her bill, which would need unexpected Republican support, would require bullet buyers to renew anger management certification every 10 years.
Debra Morris, owner of Ace Firearms in St. Augustine, can't envision a future when purchasing a box of ammo would require payment for an anger management course.
Morris said, "To take an anger management class to buy ammo when most people that come into gun stores already have tons of ammo, that's just ludicrous."
If passed, violators would be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor.
Although the bill would require support from a Republican dominated state legislature, Gibson said she filed the bill expecting it to eventually pass.