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Ammunition Accountability Legislation

Ammunition Accountability Legislation… Sounds like a good idea right? Like most anti-gun laws the name is misleading. The plan is to make guns illegal through the back door. In the summer of 2008 when the Heller v. Washington D.C. decision was handed down by the Supreme Court the liberals knew they had to take a new route because the have lost on the issue of the Second Amendment, and private ownership.

Remember how Obama said that he wasn’t going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his 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. If it passes nobody can sell any ammunition afterwards unless the ammunition is coded.

Any privately held unencoded ammunition must be destroyed as a part of this proposed law. (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! That is just to start, how long do you think it will take for that tax to rise to the point that plinking and soon hunting are simply too expensive for the average person to participate in. If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!

This legislation was active in 18 state legislatures in 2008 and will be reintroduced in 2009, call you state legislators and tell them to fight this bill when it pops up, don’t even let it out of commitee! The Following states considered this bill in 2008; Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to: http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

Explanation of the technology: http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Technology.htm


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New York Internet Tax

Well, it’s finally happened, New York state has passed a bill that is the first step toward taxing Internet sales.  I understand the state thinks it’s loosing out on revenue some how.  I suppose it never occurs to legislators that many of their constituents are making a living on the Internet so this precedent is a slippery slope. 

If this progresses to the point that I have to collect sales tax for every state that writes one of these laws you can bet that will put an unfair and unreasonable burden on my business.  This is exactly why in a 1992 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, Quill v. North Dakota, the Court determined that out-of-state retailers cannot be required to collect sales tax on purchases sent to states where they did not have a physical presence.  Would I continue to do business on the Internet if this expands?  Not if it becomes a paper-work nightmare.   Neither will THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of other Internet sellers. 

The loss in revenue to individual states will at least ballance out the gain they percieve by taxing this business channel.  As usual the Liberals think that everything is a zero sum game.  They do not realize that thier actions will affect the economy and people at large.  If you would like to read a more complete explanation of New York’s new law check out the link below.


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