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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Important Legislation On Ammunition

They aren't banning your guns, but what good is your gun without ammo?


This legislation is currently pending in 18 states: Alabama, Arizona,California,Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,Tennessee, and Washington.
Basically, this bill requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture into a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers.
Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the ammunition is coded. 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.
This only applies to Assault weapon and handun ammo.

Dad did some research into the Alabama bill and apparently that is a false statement about it being pushed in Alabama. The bill number is wrong and there isn't anything on the agenda about banning unencoded ammo.

Don't know what's up with that but I will remain vigilant!

(A friend told us about this. I'm not sure, since there's a website up about it, but it may be a scare.)

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Blogger Dan said...

It was active in last year's (2008 Regular Session) Alabama Legislature as Senate Bill 541. It was sponsored by Senator Rodger Mell Smitherman (D) - Jefferson County. And, it ended up Indefinitely Postponed in the House of Origin in the Judiciary Committee.

If you go to the ALISON ( site and click on the Regular Session 2009 in the upper left hand corner, you can reset it to previous legislative sessions.

Thought you might want to know.

February 17, 2009 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Thanks so much for showing me this!

We looked at ALISON but didn't think to look at past sessions.

February 18, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

No problems... It was through no great intuition of my own, and the only reason that I found it was that I performed a Google search when I got that same e-mail that you are referencing in this post.

February 18, 2009 at 7:32 PM  

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