reply to post by wonderworld
I understand the concept behind the ammo coding, but they say that all non-coded ammo must be destroyed by a certain date. How are they going to be
able to tell if the ammo you have that has not been shot coded? That is what I'm getting at.
Coding ammo is a pointless effort. Just use a revolver or pick up your brass. I know in New York and I think Maryland have gun "fingerprinting"
which means every weapon you buy is shot and the markings left by the gun on the bullet and casings are recorded. They have been doing this for a few
years and it has helped solve 1 crime in MD and 0 in NY.
The whole point of these types of legislation has nothing to do with solving crime it all has to do with stripping our rights of bearing arms away
The statistics on gun crime overwhelmingly proves that most gun crime is committed with stolen weapons. All this stuff does is waste time and
Not to mention the scientific evidence behind these types of legislation is nil. Same thing with firing pin serial numbers, micro stamping, it
doesn't take much skill to file it off or replace the firing pin. Or yet again use a revolver or pick up the brass.
There was a bill like this that the inventors of this process was trying to get passed at the federal level and the ammo manufactures went to testify
and pretty much told the federal government that 1) it is not feasible to make ammo with and without coding for law enforcement and military, that was
to keep cost down. 2) They said we will simply close up shop and quit making ammo for the military if you pass this legislation.
So after the inventors of this ammo-coding technique got shot down at the federal level they are going to the states to have it passed. The main
reason is because they already tried to pitch it to the ammo manufactures and the ammo manufactures told them thanks but no thanks.
This is nothing more than some company trying to own a monopoly on this technique and get rich.
I know Cali and it was mentioned earlier MD shot this legislation down, so if CA and MD shot it down I don't see it as much of a threat.
[edit on 20-3-2009 by Hastobemoretolife]