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Another Stealth Attack on the Second Amendment: Illinois Bill to Serialize Ammunition

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:33
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Our constitutional right to bear arms obviously implies a right
to bear ammunition, without which the arms are useless. But
apparently Democrats disagree. Check out the bill target="_blank" href=
, which the Illinois General Assembly is springing in

Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, all handgun ammunition
that is manufactured, imported into the State for sale or personal
use, kept for sale, offered or exposed for sale, sold, given, lent,
or possessed shall be serialized. Provides that beginning January
1, 2018, any person who manufactures, causes to be manufactured,
imports into the State for sale or personal use, keeps for sale,
offers or exposes for sale, or who gives or lends any handgun
ammunition that is not serialized is guilty of a Class A
misdemeanor. Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, any person
who possesses in any public place any handgun ammunition that is
not serialized is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

Bullet serialization involves engraving a serial number on each
and every bullet. As the "">
National Shooting Sports Foundation
observes, it is a de facto
ban on ammunition.

Serialization would be prohibitively expensive, even after
investing $millions to set up production facilities, which few
could afford to do just so as to sell ammo in the state of Illinois
for more than people would pay.

Criminals of course will still have ammo brought in from out of
state, even if it is a misdemeanor to possess it.

The legislation has been filed by "_blank" target="_blank" href="/r2/?url=">Sonya
of Chicago, a former community organizer with a B.A. in
journalism from "">Mizzou.

No doubt Ms. Harper’s fellow Democrats dream of imposing
serialized ammunition nationwide, so as to make the mass production
of ammunition economically infeasible.

The only effect of this lunacy on crime would be to increase it,
since eradicating sport shooting would result in fewer law-abiding
citizens with firearms. Obviously, a criminal is not going to
refrain from shooting someone just because ammo costs $5 or $10 per

If the GOP cannot be restored or replaced as an effective
opposition party in the very near future, legislation like this
will be our national future.

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"sonya-harper" />
That’s Sonya in the yellow.

On a tip from TrojanMan.


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