Friends- High on the anti-gun crowd’s agenda is a scheme to require that ALL bullets and cartridges bear unique serial numbers, with detailed records to be kept to track each round to a buyer.
(Note- this is IN ADDITION TO the other scheme to require guns to “microstamp” the gun ID on a case when it is fired)
Such an ammo serialization bill was proposed in Maryland last year, and has now been proposed in Tennessee(TN). The TN law would prohibit sale of non-serialized bullets or cartridges after 1/1/2009, and by 1/1/2011 all non-serialized ammo would have to be disposed of. Theoretically this will apply “only” to handgun, assault weapon and 12 GA shotgun ammunition, but you can be sure they will extend it to all ammo later.
The bill is TN Senate Bill 3395 or House Bill 3245.
Don’t point out the silly technicalities or impossible requirements this would require. Or that fact that criminals will ignore it. They don’t care, they want to get rid of guns AND AMMUNITION!
YOU need to be aware that this stuff is actually being proposed in various states, and may eventually reach Congress as well. Every cartridge collector needs to be politically active and fight ANY form of gun control, especially as it is now shifting towards “ammo control” schemes.
More from the NRA-ILA at http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=3405