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Michele Clifton
02-19-2009, 12:38 PM
A friend suggested that I send this to all my hunting friends...
It has already started....
Ammunition Accountability Legislation
Remember how Obama said that he wasn't going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo!
The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana ) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers.
Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded.
Any privately held uncoded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011. (Including hand loaded ammo.)
They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $2.50 or more!
If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!
This legislation is currently pending in 18 states: Alabama , Arizona , California , Connecticut , Hawaii , Illinois , Indiana , Kentucky , Maryland , Mississippi , Missouri , New Jersey , New York , Pennsylvania , Rhode Island , South Carolina , Tennessee , and Washington .
Send to your friends in these states AND fight to dissolve this BILL!!
To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to:
http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

K.Bullock
02-19-2009, 01:28 PM
A friend suggested that I send this to all my hunting friends...
It has already started....
Ammunition Accountability Legislation
Remember how Obama said that he wasn't going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo!
The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana ) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers.
Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded.
Any privately held uncoded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011. (Including hand loaded ammo.)
They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $2.50 or more!
If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!
This legislation is currently pending in 18 states: Alabama , Arizona , California , Connecticut , Hawaii , Illinois , Indiana , Kentucky , Maryland , Mississippi , Missouri , New Jersey , New York , Pennsylvania , Rhode Island , South Carolina , Tennessee , and Washington .
Send to your friends in these states AND fight to dissolve this BILL!!
To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to:
http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm


I wouldn't get too excited just yet. Obama has no control over state legislation and of the many many bills that are introduced very few are brought through to a vote.

The hysteria of the last few months has done nothing more than drive up prices for everyone that shoots. This is playing right into the hands of price gougers. Which is really ticking me off because I am in the middle of a rifle build and even mundane parts such as spring kits and national match triggers have been bought up by gougers and are being resold at prices that I refuse to pay .
I have noticed that the buying hysteria is subsiding and prices are coming back down. I am waiting for the really good deals that happen when gougers get stuck with stuff after the buying rush.

All that to say when you see the price of ammo going up(which it already is) it is not because of legislation or anything else, it is precisely because of these e-mails that are floating around getting everyone in a tizzy.

There will be real gun legislation soon enough without us making our own. It may be of use to send this link to your friend as well.


This is from fact check:

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/are_states_going_to_require_serial_numbers.html



Such a proposal is being pushed by a company that holds a patent on bullet-coding technology. But none of the 31 bills introduced last year ever made it out of committee.
Despite the urgent tone of this widely forwarded message, which we have been asked about dozens of times, the "Ammunition Accountability Act" so far has shown few signs of life. The National Research Council last year, in a report requested by the Department of Justice, called the technology "promising" but stopped short of recommending any requirement, and instead called for more research and competition.

The idea is being pushed mainly by a single company that holds a patent on bullet-coding technology, so far without much success. Last year lawmakers in 18 states proposed legislation that would require handgun ammunition to be coded, but not one of those bills came to a vote or even made it out of committee. In 2005 the California state Senate approved a so-called "Ammunition Accountability" measure by a vote of 21 to 18, but the proposal then died in the Assembly without coming to a vote there.

Michele Clifton
02-19-2009, 02:15 PM
Thanks for the information. The fact check website is one I hadn't seen before and a good tool. You are right -- there is so much floating around on the internet now -- you don't know what to believe. I just remember how Clinton affected gun purchases and I am afraid our new president may be following in his footsteps.

K.Bullock
02-19-2009, 03:12 PM
Thanks for the information. The fact check website is one I hadn't seen before and a good tool. You are right -- there is so much floating around on the internet now -- you don't know what to believe. I just remember how Clinton affected gun purchases and I am afraid our new president may be following in his footsteps.

Yeah, you are right there is a ton of stuff floating around. I get a bunch everyday. Fact check has been a good source for discerning between fact and fiction.

Michele Clifton
02-23-2009, 10:52 AM
Just received this about the issue...
Thank you for contacting NRA-ILA. The bills to which you refer (Ammo Accountability) died at the end of the sessions in 2008. However, they will likely be reintroduced this year, and sessions thereafter, and will certainly pose significant threats: www.ammunitionaccountability.com

So far we've been successful in preventing passage of this legislation. Legislation in California or one of the New England states has a chance of getting through; however, most legislators and ballistics experts recognize that the this and similar technology is unreliable: http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?id=246

This is a proposal by a commercial enterprise that has a patent on technology to imprint the codes. They are trying to create a demand for their product by making it mandatory. Though the "Ammunition Accountability" website claims it is "a newly forming group" that "includes gun crime victims, industry representatives, law enforcement, public officials, public policy experts, and more," the owner of the company admitted on NRA News that his lobbying firm put up the whole thing.

We have a fact sheet on the issue and link to the NRA News interview at http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?id=227&issue=005 , and a feature article that appeared in NRA magazines on this and other ammunition issues is available at http://www.nraila.org/Issues/Articles/Read.aspx?id=289

Opposing "ammunition accountability" remains at the top of our list of legislative priorities. We'll keep everyone posted on our website and in our magazines if they try to seriously pursue passage in any state, or in the U.S. Congress.

Please let us know if you have further questions or concerns, and as always, we appreciate your support!

Sincerely,
Krista Cupp
NRA-ILA Grassroots Division