Democrats are looking to create a new meta for the gun grabber legislation… Bullet Control.
There can be no registry of firearms in the United States, so the gun grabbers are looking at ammo registries as a possible fix to the legality issue they run into with their current gun control proposals. You heard that right, anti-gun politicians are now looking to get ammunition serialized and put on a registry under the guise of helping authorities solve crime.
The new proposal is downright idiotic at best, Pennsylvania Democrat representatives Manuel Guzman and Stephen Kinsey put together this hair-brained scheme and are pushing it as the real solution to stopping criminal use of firearms. Every piece of ammunition made would have to be given a serial number in the state of Pennsylvania. Guzman and Kinsey proclaim that this would be a better alternative to ballistic fingerprinting because it requires no expertise or equipment.
Firstly, this proposal is a logistics nightmare for the police. Would the bullet or the casing have the serial number? If the bullet itself has the serial number what are the chances that the bullet stays in good enough shape for the serial number to be recognizable? If the casing gets the serial number how are the police supposed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the casing is the same ones that housed the bullets that are in a murder or shooting victim? These are real questions that the proposal does not answer. If someone were to go to a gun range and collect spent brass, could they frame someone for a crime by planting casings at a crime scene?
Secondly, the proposal would require that all ammunition sold is tracked in a registry. What about ammo made in private? If someone were to buy spent brass and use it in making new ammo and then commit a crime with this homemade ammunition, would the original buyer of the ammo be arrested?