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You may wonder why, if this bill was apparently rejected in Maryland, this article even appears here.
Illinois: the 95th General Assembly, on January 9, 2008, introduced HB4269: "Ammunition Encoding".
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
30 ILCS 105/5.708 new
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Regulated Firearms Encoded Ammunition Act and amends the State Finance Act. Provides that a manufacturer of ammunition for handguns and certain specified assault weapons sold in this State after January 1, 2009 must encode the ammunition in such a manner that the Director of State Police establishes. Provides that ammunition contained in one ammunition box may not be labeled with the same serial number as the ammunition contained in any other ammunition box from the same manufacturer. Provides that on or before January 1, 2011, an owner of ammunition for use in a regulated firearm that is not encoded by the manufacturer shall dispose of the ammunition. Provides that beginning on January 1, 2009, the Director of State Police shall establish and maintain an encoded ammunition database. Creates the Ammunition Accountability Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that subject to appropriation, the Department of State Police may use moneys from the Fund to establish and maintain the encoded ammunition database. Provides that beginning January 1, 2009, each person selling encoded ammunition at retail in this State shall collect from retail customers a fee of $0.05 for each round that is sold and delivered in this State. Establishes civil and criminal penalties for violations of the Regulated Firearms Encoded Ammunition Act. Effective January 1, 2009.
Originally posted by andre18
Well, it seems that his allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo!
It appears you're purposely trying to be misleading, you should change your title to suit the real circumstance of the issue.
The bill 20 that is being pushed in 18 states 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.
How is that a bad thing?
Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded.
You still get to keep your ammo. Coded ammunition is a good thing, how can you see that as a negative?
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!
My gosh the cheek of those devils!
If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!
How are they depriving you of anything, you can still have your precious ammo as long as it's coded. How is that bad?
Send to your friends in these states AND fight to dissolve this BILL!!
What is there to fight?
[edit on 20-3-2009 by andre18]