In the fight against gun violence, Illinois already has some of the most restrictive laws in the U.S. and now they want to make them even tighter.
Personally, I see this an another attack on the 2nd. Can't take the guns, so let's make the ammo so expensive, it's almost impossible for the
average gun owner to buy it.
Ok, number 1, can you imagine what this could do to the price of ammo? Printing a serial number on each bullet
? I don't know if gun makers
will go for this, simply because of that. Sales would plummet and most of us would just go out of state to buy. The amount of paper work alone, will
drive many gun shop owners out of business, which I believe is one of their goals.
Which brings up my 2nd point. Gun owners could just cross the border to Indiana, Ky, Missouri, etc and come back with enough to last till the next
trip. Many of us already buy ammo online and if this law passes, that number will jump, costing local gun shops more business and costing the state
the taxes from those sales. [ I honestly don't believe they think these things out ]
Unless of course, part of the bill would make that illegal and it's honestly something I would not put past them. We already have to have a FOID card
to buy guns and ammo, on top of the national background check and this is just one more onerous law against gun owners.
This, in my opinion, is useless. What about the millions of bullets already out there? When would this law start working? When all those millions of
bullets have been fired and the stamped ammo starts filtering in. How many dead bodies is that?
What makes these lawmakers so sure the gang bangers are going to follow this law? Because they've so faithfully followed all the others?
Which brings up my 3rd
point. Sigh...Why won't these do gooders get it through their head, that criminals don't get their guns and ammo at a
dealer? Tracking the bullets to the source of the sale and then on to the the person who bought them, is not going to work. Guns are stolen, ammo is
stolen or brought in from other states, so the ones doing the shooting are just going to side step this, like they have every other law.
Useless laws, that don't work and once again, who suffers for it? We the law abiding gun owner.
It's things like this, on top of taxes and other overly zealous laws, that have me seriously considering selling my house and moving back to my home
The CEO of AMMO Coding Systems, Matt Harrington, says his technology would allow ammo manufacturers to easily code the millions of bullets
they sell every year. After recovering bullets at a shooting, police could enter those codes into a database, learn where the bullets were purchased,
then visit the seller to obtain the name of the buyer.
Tuesday’s proposal did not go over well with some gun shop owners, who say massive amounts of paperwork would be required while serious
solutions to crime are being ignored. “Don't go after these bullets and this bullet stamping thing that's ridiculous, go after the gang bangers,
the people who are let out on the streets from parole,” said Fred Lutger of Freddie Bear Sports. Lutger, owner of a gun shop in Tinley Park, also
says keeping track of every ammo purchaser would be an impossible task for gun shop owners. Twenty states are considering similar legislation, but
Illinois would be the first to enact it.