CT Ammo Serialization


PDA






Fake Name
March 5, 2008, 06:58 PM
CT is trying to pass a ammo serialization law. :cuss: I would like to write a letter to my representatives expressing my opposition.

Does anyone have any links to facts that contradict the whole idea? I would also be open to letter ideas from fellow High Roaders.

If you enjoyed reading about "CT Ammo Serialization" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Soybomb
March 5, 2008, 07:01 PM
I would read Dave Workman's article on it with the interview with the guy behind it and discuss the motivating factors of money making, touch on criminals using stolen guns and obviously stolen ammo, and the increased cost to people like you and me that will infringe on our 2nd amendment rights. Cite proper sources, be civil, etc.

Nomad101bc
March 5, 2008, 07:02 PM
I already posted this in legal. Its called "Calling all Northeasterners." www.AR15.com does the most comprehensive analysis of it at http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=8&f=26&t=300269&page=1

Heres what I wrote them:

Raised Bill 603 & 607

As a law abiding gun owner, soldier, and member of the NRA; I strongly encourage you to vote against the reckless legislation contained in Raised Bill 603 & 607. Below I have listed the main reasons why such legislation is dangerous and irresponsible.

Raised Bill 603 would cause enormous increases in the cost of ammunition, it will lead to the establishment of a database of ammunition consumers, and ultimately the cessation of the sale of ammunition in Connecticut.

If that weren't enough, this legislation actually exposes gun owners to risk of criminal prosecution without them even knowing it! There is no way for the ammunition consumer to be assured that the serial number imprinted on the box matches the serial number on the rounds inside. Even if the industry can or will produce this ammunition exclusively for Connecticut, the consumers will be required to register ammunition purchases and then blindly trust that the number etched on the "base of the bullet projectile" is accurately represented on the box in which it is sold. Since the "base of the bullet projectile" is necessarily obscured by the cartridge case, it is impossible for the consumer to know if he or she has accurately "registered" their purchase.

Raised Bill 607

Microstamping is a failed technology that would require identifying marks to be etched into the firing pin and breech face of a firearm. The technology can easily be defeated with common household tools, has no public safety value, and adds substantially to the cost of the firearm. Raised Bill 607 also puts law abiding gun owners at risk if someone collects our spent casings from the range and then places them around a crime scene. It also does nothing to stop a criminal who chooses to commit crime with a revolver or shotgun.

boatbod
March 5, 2008, 07:17 PM
You might want to take a look at what the guys did here in Maryland. HB517 was our local version of the ammo bill.

http://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=4936

If you enjoyed reading about "CT Ammo Serialization" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!