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A Heads Up…

March 2nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

Read over at Contagion’s about some of the gun control crap that is being proposed back home, in Illinois. In the comments, Petey made reference to an ammo serialization bill. Before I could check into it, I got a call from a cousin, letting me know about it, too. Turns out that there are two of them… check them out. Anyway, my cousin read me a notice that he had gotten:

ISRA (Illinois State Rifle Association) Alert:

A pair of ammunition ban bills are up for hearing in the House Executive Committee this week. If enacted, either of these bills would effectively ban the purchase of ammunition in Illinois. The bills in question are HB 4269 sponsored by Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago), and HB 4349 sponsored by Rep. Naomi Jakobsson (D-Champaign).
Here is what passage of either of these bills would mean to you:
1. Ammunition manufacturers would be required to imprint a secret code on cartridge casings so that the purchaser of the ammunition could be identified.
2. When you purchase ammunition, that secret code would be registered to your name.
3. All your ammunition purchases would be registered with the Illinois State Police.
4. You would be responsible for all eternity for ammunition registered to you.
5. It would be in your best interest to destroy all expended ammunition casings because an unaccounted for empty casing could be used to frame you for a crime you did not commit.
6. You would have to surrender all unregistered ammunition you now own to the Illinois State Police.
7. Reloading would be banned.
8. The Illinois Department of Revenue would be authorized to place a tax on ammunition and raise that tax any time for any reason.
9. Taxes and increased manufacturing costs would raise the price of a box of .45 ammo to $200 or more.
10. Gun ownership would become too costly for most people.
1. Call Rep. Monique Davis’ office at (217) 782-0010 and POLITELY tell the person that answers that you are a law-abiding gun owner and you would oppose Rep. Davis’ attempt to ban ammunition.
2. Call Rep. Naomi Jakobsson’s offce at (217) 558-1009 and POLITELY tell the person that answers that you are a law-abiding gun owner and you would oppose Rep. Jakobsson’s attempt to ban ammunition.
3. Call each of the following members of the House Executive Committee and POLITELY tell whoever answers the phone that you OPPOSE HB4269 and HB4349 and that you would like them to vote against those bills in the Executive Committee.*
Remember, you represent the gun owners of this state, so BE POLITE:
Rep. Dan Burke (D-Chicago) (217) 782-1117
Rep Joseph Lyons (D-Chicago) (217) 782-8400
Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) (217) 782-1118
Rep. Eddie Acevedo (D-Chicago) (217) 782-2855
Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios (D-Chicago) (217) 558-1032
Rep. Bob Biggins (R-Elmhurst) (217) 782-6578
Rep Michael Bradley (D-Chicago) (217) 782-8117
Rep. Brent Hassert (R-Romeoville) (217) 782-4179
Rep. Jim Meyer (R-Naperville) (217) 782-8028
Rep. Robert Molaro (D-Chicago) (217) 782-5280
Rep. Bob Rita (D-Crestwood) (217) 558-1000
Rep. Angelo Saviano (R-River Grove) (217) 782-3374
Rep. Arthur Turner (D-Chicago) (217) 782-8116
4. Please pass this alert along to all your gun-owning friends and ask them to make calls as well.
5. Please post this alert to any and all Internet bulletin boards to which you may belong.

*T1G’s note: These go to Executive hearing on Wednesday morning, March 5

It isn’t just Illinois. Arizona, California, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington State all have had similar bills proposed. Granted, many of them have already died, but that’s not to say that those behind it won’t try again.

The second general order comes to mind… To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

Tags: General

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Abbadon // Mar 2, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    This is one of the stupidest things to come along since 1776…

  • 2 Mushy // Mar 2, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    I tell you, they are going to drive us underground yet! Band reloading? Shit, that ain’t right!

  • 3 Contagion // Mar 3, 2008 at 6:15 am

    I don’t think this one will pass, but it is because of bills like this that I’m going to Springfield next week to fight.

  • 4 Petey // Mar 4, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Could anyone fathom the logistics of registering every single bullet?

    Figure Illinois has 14 million people, or about 4.6% of the population of the country (approx 300,000,000). 4.6% of 80,000,000 gun owners in the US=about 3.73 million gun owners in Illinois. Assuming 1,000 rounds per year per gun owner (I know I go through a lot more than that). Equals a database of 3,733,333,333 individual numbers (yes, 3.7 billion numbers). Every year!!! That would cost a fortune. Even if you cut it in half to 500 rounds per year, you are still at 1.8 billion. At 250 rounds per gun owner, it is 933 million serial numbers.

    And I know that managing this system is what I want my state police doing. They don’t need to be actually out catching criminals, their time is much better spent keeping track of law abiding citizens.

    And what good would it be as a crime deterrent? How do you ensure the serial number is not destroyed when the bullet penetrates? It is just like the ballistic finger printing programs. High cost, easily beaten, and not a single crime solved because of it.

  • 5 major dad // Mar 4, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Freaking liberal meatheads. Hmmm, guess all the bad guys would stop being bad because of this stupidity. Wonder how this would work with a shot shell. If I was bad guy I would collect wayward brass from a range and spread it around my crime scene, home free. Just what percentage of un-solved shootings are by people who bought the gun or ammo legally? This just burns my butt.