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States Are Attempting to Implement "Micro-Stamp Encoding" on Fire Arms and
Summary of the eRumor: A forwarded email warning that several US
states have bills in process that would require that all firearm
ammunition be encoded with a micro-stamp in
order to keep track of ammunition sales. The email goes on to say
that any non encoded ammunition sold would be subject to a tax.
The Truth: Angus McClellan, a
spokesperson from the National Rifle Association Institute For
Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), told truthorfiction.com that the bills are
real, pending and will "likely die at the end of the sessions."
According to an NRA-ILA
web site, this was a process that was recommended in 1969 by President
Lyndon B. Johnson's National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of
Violence to provide "a system of giving each gun a number and the
development of some device to imprint this number on each bullet fired
from the gun."
Those who support the
encoding process hope that it will aid law enforcement to solve crimes
but the NRA-ILA's concern is that the underlying "real purpose is to
price handguns beyond the reach of many Americans, by requiring firearms
to be made with the gadgetry necessary to create the markings, or to ban
handguns by requiring that they 'micro-stamp' more consistently than is
truthorfiction.com that as of January 2009 they have been successful in preventing
passage of this legislation but there is a chance of its passage in
California or one of the New England states. He also
said that this issue "remains at the top of our list of legislative
priorities. We'll keep everyone posted on our website and in our
magazines if they try to seriously pursue passage in any state, or in
the U.S. Congress."
The NRA-ILA has a fact
sheet on the issue and link to the NRA News interview posted on their
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Subject: Ammunition Accountability Act
The 2008 Legislative session has begun, and the Ammunition
Accountability Act is being introduced across the country. Below is a
list of states where legislation has already been introduced: Alabama,
Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,
Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.
Remember how Obama said that he wasn't
going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his minions and allies in
the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo!
The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and
Indiana) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture, a
data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy
and what calibers. Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009
unless the ammunition is coded.
Any privately held uncoded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011.
(Including hand-loaded ammo.) They will also charge a .05 cent tax on
every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $2.50 or
more! If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!
Please give this the widest distribution possible and contact your Reps!
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