A Couple Pointers for Our Illinois Brethren

1. Ammunition manufacturers would be required to imprint a secret code on cartridge casings so that the purchaser of the ammunition could be identified.
2. When you purchase ammunition, that secret code would be registered to your name.
3. All your ammunition purchases would be registered with the Illinois State Police.
4. You would be responsible for all eternity for ammunition registered to you.
5. It would be in your best interest to destroy all expended ammunition casings because an unaccounted for empty casing could be used to frame you for a crime you did not commit.
6. You would have to surrender all unregistered ammunition you now own to the Illinois State Police.
7. Reloading would be banned.
8. The Illinois Department of Revenue would be authorized to place a tax on ammunition and raise that tax any time for any reason.
9. Taxes and increased manufacturing costs would raise the price of a box of .45 ammo to $200 or more.
10. Gun ownership would become too costly for most people.

It’s new ammunition ban bills on their way to an Executive Hearing tomorrow morning. Might oughta wanna call someone about them, if you feel so inclined. Chief Running Tab That 1 Guy has all the pertinent numbers should you fingers need to do some walking.

5 Responses to “A Couple Pointers for Our Illinois Brethren”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    The Washington state legislature had a similar bill proposed, and it was soundly trounced for being equally stupid.
    However, Illinois is a really schizoid state when it comes to firearms; the parts outside of Chicago are as pro-gun as anywhere else. Once you enter Cook County, watch out!
    And because of the demographics, Chicago politicians (i.e., Democrats) are in the majority in the state legislature.
    So this could be REALLY interesting….especially if folks defied state laws, and went across the borders to gun friendly states for their ammo. Or loaded their own.
    And given that enforcement is (was?) spotty outside of Cook County, well….it’s just a way for Chicago to clamp down them residents even more than now.
    Did I mention that the best gunshow I ever attended was in Illinois? That was 20 years ago, but still a fact.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    I’ve already let my reps have an earful on the issue.

    JeffS has it correct. Crook county is pretty much a dictatorship when it comes to firearms. Plus it holds more sway in state level affairs than it should.

    That said, I doubt those bills are going to pass. They’re just way too impractical and devoid of sensibility. Not to mention folks like me will just go to Wisconsin for ammo.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I hope they quash that bill, Gunslinger!!!!
    They still hold that huge gun show at the McHenry County fairgrounds? IIRC, that was the location for the bestest gun show EVAH.

  4. They’re just way too impractical and devoid of sensibility.
    But we ARE talking about Chicago here.

  5. nightfly says:

    Everybody knows where the ammo is, Mr. Ness… the question is, what are you prepared to do? [/conneryvoice]

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