Is It About "Saving Lives" Or Making Money?

10 Dec

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!


Posted by on December 10, 2008 in Eyes+Sharp Stick, Guns, Tech


2 responses to “Is It About "Saving Lives" Or Making Money?

  1. Bob G.

    December 10, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Reese:I’m thinking it would next to impossible to trace “fangible” rounds…they turn to powder in many cases and frag like crazy when used against organics.I still maintain that ALL this legislature could be eradicated if they started controlling PEOPLE better, and guns a lot less (same goes for ammo).And you’re SO RIGHT…it truly IS none of their business!B.G.

  2. Bob G.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    darnit…make that fangible=FRANGIBLE.I hate those seasonal typo demons!B.G.


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