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    BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today is calling on lawmakers in the states of Washington, Arizona, New York, Illinois, Hawaii and several other states to scrutinize legislation that would require ammunition coding, because it mandates a sole-source monopoly for a Seattle-based company that owns the technology.

    Based on a story in the new edition of Gun Week, and a look at virtually identical legislation that has been introduced in several states, CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said there are serious questions that need to be addressed about these measures, and the effort to pass them into law.

    “Sponsors of bills that would require coding of cartridge casings and bullets in their respective states have neglected to mention that there is only one company in the country with the technology, and that company has been working with a ‘hired-gun’ consulting firm that offers its help to lawmakers drafting the legislation,” Gottlieb said. “Essentially, you have state legislators working as promoters for a company called Ammunition Coding System, pushing measures in at least ten states that would mandate the use of this proprietary technology at the expense of gun owners.

    “Even if the technology were licensed to various ammunition manufacturers,” he continued, “it still puts one company in a monopoly position. On its own website, the company even acknowledges that legislation would be required to implement what many gun owners believe is a back-door gun registry, by forcing dealers to keep records on who purchases ammunition.

    “Creating a technology, and applying for a patent while hiring a consulting firm to push legislation that requires this technology is horribly self-serving,” Gottlieb added. “The fact that in every state these measures are being pushed, the sponsors are anti-gun lawmakers, simply adds to the suspicion.

    “Giving one company a legislated monopoly in any other area would bring down a media firestorm,” Gottlieb stated. “The government would never allow it. State senators, representatives or assemblymen who get involved with this effort should ask themselves just what it’s worth to essentially be lobbyists for a monopoly.”

    With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at or by email to

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    I still maintain that the best way to fight this is for the firearms and ammunition manufacturers to simply say to those few states, "Alrighty then, f*** you very much, we just aren't going to do sell our products in your state then." It will suck for firearms owners who are already engaged in solving the problems, but it will be punishment for the others who are not engaging with the public and legislative debates to solve their problems. Can you imagine the hunting industry being non-existent in CA, AZ, WA and southern IL for a few seasons because there is no ammo for existing guns? Can you imagine the black market in non-microprint firearms and ammo or parts? How about the 85 million already legal gun owners with the 250 million existing small arms? I'm guessing one of those existing, older weapons is more likely to be used in a crime than a brand spanking new microprinted model.

    Most of our citizens are retarded. Not retarded organically, a condition for which I have the utmost empathy, but voluntarily retarded. Their critical thinking is retarded either because of government school, Oprah, Dr Phil, the lack of a father in the home, or whatever. The really sad part is, where the hell are you going to go? There isn't any place any better to run away to and become an expatriate. This cesspool of stupidity is the best cesspool on the planet ... from here it just gets worse. Damn that is a depressing thought.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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