No Braking: IL Dems Try Backdoor Registration By Tracking Ammo Instead

Failing for years at gun registration, the latest tactic is to record where every bullet goes

Published Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:00 pm
Gun Rights Watch article by GRW Chief Editor

Just out today is a brand new bill, designated HB1467, which seeks to record every pertinent detail about every transaction involving the sale of ammunition anywhere in the state. Using this information, the autocrats would then be able to effectively determine exactly what firearms every gun owner has, and how often they practice.

Since they can't get gun registration, they'll achieve the exact same goal by hook or by crook — tracking your bullets instead.

Here's the information that would be recorded every time an ammunition purchase is made in the state of Illinois:

  • The date of the transaction
  • The purchaser's name
  • The purchaser's date of birth
  • The purchaser's address
  • The purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card information
  • The ammunition amount
  • The caliber of the rounds
  • The manufacturer's name and serial number
  • Any other distinguishing information

Additionally, it places the following administrative burden on the ammunition retailer:

  • Requires the person or place of business to submit each record within 7 days of the transaction to the Department of State Police.
  • Provides that each person or place or business shall have a record book maintained on the premises and made available for inspection by any law enforcement officer.
  • Requires the Department of State Police to establish and maintain a searchable database which contains these ammunition records.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. this morning. It was read and referred to the House Rules Committee immediately afterward.

Additionally, SB0121 was also sponsored and read. It imposes a surcharge of $0.01 per cartridge or shell on firearm ammunition. It then provides that the money from this surcharge would be deposited into the Community Mental Health Services Fund. This bill would take effect immediately upon passage.