This BEAUTY is Mississippi Senate Bill
2286. Notice you would have to dispose of all ammo that was not
Doug Bowser/ President / MSFOA
Senators from SW Mississippi. Write them
about the MS SB 2286 ammo bill
It seems the assaults on shooters and the
shooting industry never end. The latest lunacy comes from an unlikely
. There, anti-gun legislators have introduced legislation that will
mandate bullet serialization.
Serialization is the process by which each round of ammunition is marked
and identified with a laser-engraved serial number.
That makes about as much sense as expecting someone to drop a piece of
crystal onto a marble floor and then number each of the shards, but hey,
what’s logic got to do with anti-gun rhetoric, right?
This latest piece of legislation has to be making the folks at
ammunition happy. After all, they’ve just opened an ammunition factory
. This latest hare-brained proposal could lead to the rapid evacuation
of the plant, the loss of hundreds of
jobs and millions in tax revenues.
The legislation would also call for law-abiding citizens to dispose of
any ammunition they currently hold that is not serialized.
It’s probably wrong to suggest they might dispose of that illegal
ammunition, by firing it at idiot legislators, but wars have been kicked
off over lesser constraints.
So what could this legislation mean if passed?
Plenty, as in ammunition manufacturing would be totally impractical and
"If manufacturers had to comply with bullet serialization, NSSF
estimates that it would take almost three weeks to manufacture what is
currently made in a single day," said NSSF Senior Vice President
and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane. "This massive reduction in
ammunition would translate into substantially lower sales and
profitability and ultimately force major ammunition manufacturers to
abandon the market. In turn, there would be a severe shortage of
serialized ammunition and all consumers, including federal, state and
local law enforcement agencies, would be faced with substantial price
increases. Ammunition will go from costing pennies to several dollars
per cartridge. "
Today, the domestic small arms ammunition industry produces at least 8
billion ammunition cartridges a year. At margins that are nothing to
shout about. The three largest domestic manufacturers produce an
estimated 15 million rounds of ammunition- daily. Ammunition
manufacturers could not serialize their product without hundreds of
millions of dollars in capital investment to build the new factories
that would be needed in order to meet the requirements of bullet
serialization. At the same time, hundreds of millions of dollars of
existing plants and equipment, and decades of manufacturing
(cost-saving) efficiencies, would be rendered obsolete.
"Bullet serialization is dangerous and not practical,"
continued Keane. "As legislation that would mandate bullet
serialization not only threatens law-abiding gun-owners but our
industry's ability to supply the nation's law enforcement officers and
military with high quality ammunition, we encourage all citizens of
Mississippi to contact their state senators and urge them to oppose this
Personally, I think the citizens of
should contact their legislators and ask them if they realize they’re