An organization known as Ammunition Accountability is pushing to make coding technology mandatory across the nation. Its website claims it is a group of “gun crime victims, industry representatives, law enforcement, public officials, public policy experts, and more” who are “saving lives one bullet at a time.”
If you live in any of the following states, contact your local legislators to shoot this down (no pun intended): Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington.
If states pass the legislation, manufacturers will be required to laser etch a serial number into the back of each bullet and the inside of cartridge casings, a patented process developed by Seattle, Wash., resident Russ Ford and his business partners, Steve Mace and John Knickerbocker.
Let’s get this straight. These bozos approach ammunition manufacturers and say, “We would like to sell you our idea.” Manufacturers say no because it would cause costs to skyrocket and add no benefit to their product. So what do Larry, Moe and Curley do? They try to push legislation thus making having the government force the manufacturers to modify their product so that the three stooges can make a buck.
But wait, the invasion of privacy goes even further. Each vendor would record the following information about customers who buy the ammunition: Date, name, driver’s license or ID number, date of birth and ammunition identifier. The businesses would maintain records for three years from the date of purchase.
I appreciate your entrepreneurial spirit, but how I spend my money is none of your business and sure as hell is none of the government’s business!