Friday, February 22, 2008

Serialized ammunition, $0.05 tax per round, and Obama

Is this coming to your state?

You decide....


Lawmakers in Illinois have proposed ammunition for handguns and certain specified assault weapons sold be encoded in such a manner that the Director of State Police establishes.

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. An owner of ammunition for use in a regulated firearm that is not encoded by the manufacturer shall dispose of the ammunition.

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.

Legislators are also calling for the elimination of ammunition hand-loaders and re-loaders.


The movement to serialize ammunition is a nationwide movement. Similar bills are on the table for Arizona, Maryland, Pennsylvania and many others. The law has already passed in California.

The bills have some advocates in high places, including Presidential candidate, Barack Obama (D- Illinois) who recently commented on gun control following the fatal shootings at NIU.

Obama said he believes in the Second Amendment, but that there is plenty of room for added gun regulations. "There is an individual right to bear arms, but it's subject to commonsense regulation," he said.

While campaigning in gun-friendly Idaho, Obama said that he supports gun control but said he does not intend to take away people's guns.

"A law that has just passed in California allows micro-tracing of bullets that have been discharged in a crime so that they can immediately be traced," said Obama. "This is something that California has passed over the strong objections of the NRA…That's the kind of common sense gun law that gun owners as well as victims of gun violence can get behind."


  1. Should we do everything that California does? I mean California is basically its own socialist country pretending to be a state. Move to California and lose all constitutional rights, that should be the new state motto.

  2. I have a question. Do they encode the casing the bullet is in or the actual bullet itself? If it is just the casing, then all one has to do is pick up their casings and how is that going to help determine who shot the bullet. If they encode the bullet, due to all the unknown variables that could happen during the actual firing of the gun and when it hits it's target, isn't that going to produce a problem for reading the encoding? Sounds like another crock of BS the parasitic liberal democrats want to impose on We The People. There is nothing common sense about this idea. It is just one more way for the coward obama to keep track of those who might oppose him.
    Carly, I like your idea for the state motto for California. Pretty much sums it up doesn't it.
    "When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." Thomas Jefferson

  3. How they gonna encode #9 shot in shotgun ammo. And what about those of us who cast our own, are they going to require that we encode our molds.

    This legislation has so many holes in it, it is commical.

    If drug dealers and thugs don't mind going to the trouble to set up elaborate labs to make their drugs, making their own ammo will be the least of their worries.

    Maybe they should just find a way to enforce the laws that we have instead of making more that we don't know how to enforce.

  4. The coding is the primer of the round, not the casing. So pretty much all ammo except .22LR from what I understand.

  5. I don't believe you are correct when you say this has already passed in California. If it had, I would be out of a job as the company I work for survives on selling ammo to LE Agencies in the SW. Write to your congressmen and write to the president! Don't let them put more American businesses out on the street just to make legislators feel safe.

  6. I say stock up with amo now.... I did about 6 months ago..... Just keep it in a cool dry environment and it will last for years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!