Illinois house Democrat introduces ammunition registry bill

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Illinois house Democrat introduces ammunition registry bill

#1 Post by DispositionMatrix » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:22 pm

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillSta ... 108&GA=101

ILLINOIS: AMMUNITION REGISTRY BILL INTRODUCED
House Bill 1467, sponsored by Representative Lamont Robinson (D-5), would require anyone who sells any amount of ammunition to maintain records including the personal information and Firearms Owner Identification Card (FOID) of the buyer, and the type, quantity, and manufacturer of the ammunition. These records would have to be maintained for inspection by law enforcement and would also have to be forwarded to state police within seven days of each transaction. In addition, state police would be directed to establish and maintain a searchable database of these records.

These onerous recordkeeping and forwarding requirements will incur unnecessary costs on businesses and also hinder law-abiding gun owners trading ammunition among themselves. This solution in search of a problem will not only waste taxpayer-funded resources, but it will also not improve public safety. Current state law already prohibits those without a FOID from possessing ammunition, and sellers are required to verify that the buyer has a FOID. A registry would not affect criminals. The only purpose that these registries serve is to facilitate future confiscations from law-abiding citizens.
Seems related to HB 1586:
Illinois house Democrat introduces bill to serialize ammunition

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Re: Illinois house Democrat introduces ammunition registry bill

#2 Post by bpetrigger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:31 pm

Unfortunately, another example of feckless legislation and shameful political pandering to firearms-ignorant/paranoid Illinoisans. And it'll only get worse.
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Re: Illinois house Democrat introduces ammunition registry bill

#3 Post by dougb » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:13 pm

Do these law makers ever ask the effected police departments about planning for these activities, budgets, training requirements, reporting all this data to who, security required on storage of this data...?
Do they ever explain how this will make anybody safer, and show any evidence that the law will work(as in making people safer)? Do they explain who we can blame when the law fails to do anything?
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Re: Illinois house Democrat introduces ammunition registry bill

#4 Post by featureless » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:15 pm

dougb wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Do these law makers ever ask the effected police departments about planning for these activities, budgets, training requirements, reporting all this data to who, security required on storage of this data...?
Do they ever explain how this will make anybody safer, and show any evidence that the law will work(as in making people safer)? Do they explain who we can blame when the law fails to do anything?
I believe the answer is "no" to all of the above.

Not even the courts seem to give a shit about "Do they ever explain how this will make anybody safer, and show any evidence that the law will work(as in making people safer)?", at least not the ones on the west coast.

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