Encoded ammunition

Here is some discussion on encoded ammunition. I am called on the carpet for not dealing with this issue, though I have written on this type of question in the past and I had thought that I had put up one post on this. The problem is that in California they already have so many gun laws this law will not actually have any effect. There will be no newly designed guns because of other gun laws even if this new rule hadn't been passed.



Blogger Jerry The Geek said...

I'm the guy who "called [you] on the carpet for not dealing with this issue".

Although that was not my intent, inasmuch as you are something of an iconic figure in the gun-rights community, I did so with only slightly less trepidation than disappointment.

To put my comment (only an observation that you had not mentioned the topic since the beginning of the month) into perspective, the point was not that these bills were being introduced in several states, but that they had been introduced in some half-dozen states during the month of February.

The theme of the article was that I had searched the internet first for gun-rights organizations who were lobbying against such bills, or even that ANY organization had (a) noted a trend, and/or (b) attempted to identify the gun-control organization which was instrumental in inducing strikingly similar bills to be introduced so often, in such short order.

Having found no such national outcry of protest, I surveyed noted pro-gun blogs in hope that well-read and well-regarded bloggers (those with a higher visibility than the lone geek in the wilderness) had identified the upsurge in these attacks.

You were mentioned among others who had either not noticed, or had not considered the movement sufficiently significant to be worthy of comment.

More recently, I noted that a dozen states -- almost a quarter of the states in the nation -- had introduced similar bills SINCE 2007.

I do apologize, of course, if my sparse comments seemed insulting or impertinent to you.

However, I still am waiting for someone with better connections, more resources, a professional interest in anti-gun legislation and/or a wider readership to address the issue.

To my further disappointment, nobody seems prepared to pick up the baton.

2/17/2008 10:38 PM  
Blogger George said...

Like Jerry, I am also a part-time gun writer (at Rivrdog blog).

Unlike Jerry, I see SEVERE danger in these attempts at micro-serialization (or micro-stamping, or whatever).

All these bills have exactly the same purpose: to severely restrict the ammunition supplies for guns, and to make a back-door firearms registration scheme.

The near-simultaneous launch of these measures (Jerry is keeping up on them) HAS to tell you that there is coordination involved.

I suspect the Joyce Foundation, which alone, has access to some fairly unlimited resources (George Soros comes to mind).

The anti-gunners know that they are going to be handed their patoots on a platter this summer when the Heller decision is handed down, and they are going to try to say that ammo is NOT mentioned in the Second, so don't quote the Second to us, bub.

Dr. Lott, we are running out of time to debate these subjects, and the gun-owning community must begin to show some serious spine to the anti-gun folk. Spine as in reaching across party lines to crystallize the subject. Positions like, "You trust me with guns or you don't, you are free only to make the choice of trust, you are NOT and NEVER WILL be free to take my guns away. When you try, you will NOT be following the Constitution, and I will consider you a foreign invader trying to steal my Nation. I leave it up to you to imagine what might happen next."

Civilization ends not ONLY at the point of a gun, but when the guns are taken away.

Time to take off the kid gloves and put on the sap gloves.

2/18/2008 6:09 PM  

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