Originally Posted by saptech
I have one solution to this problem. Lets charge $100 per bullet! Problem solved, partially!
In the not too distant past, soldiers used to make their own bullets, right in the middle of a war. The technology is relatively simple, and there's plenty of reloading equipment in private hands that could be used as templates to make more if they were banned. A $100/bullet law could never be enforced.
The bottom line is that banning things that some people are determined to do just plain doesn't achieve the desired effect, and instead sows the seeds of discontent. In other words, bans just backfire. They're worse than worthless.