Illinois Representative Proposes Serial Number on All Bullets

SPRINGFIELD, Il. (KMOX) – An Illinois lawmaker is proposing a new way to fight gun violence.

Rep. Sonya Harper proposed a bill in a press conference this week that would require serial numbers on all bullets sold in the state of Illinois. She thinks this would go a long way towards stopping violence by tracking the bullets back to their source.

“We just want to know how the guns and the bullets are getting into the hands of our youth and causing senseless harm and murder on our streets,” Harper says.

Proponents of the bill believe investigators would be able to track down whoever bought the bullets. Opponents say it’s impossible to enforce and the numbers wouldn’t be preserved after fired in a gun.

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One Comment

  1. Jonathan Doe says:

    Just proves you do not need an IQ above 70 to be a politician. The distinction is more so on that side of the fence,

  2. Does Sonya Harper have a business relationship with Ammunition Coding Systems, the company that holds the patent rights on this “technology”? Because ACS has NO equipment ready for manufacturers to utilize to implement this. Even their webpage says so, and that others would have to develop that equipment, after paying licensing fees to ACS of course. Isn’t it cozy that ACS gets a lawmaker to push for a law that would FORCE businesses to pay THEM for the right to use tech they developed? Must be nice. So does Representative Harper stand to gain in some way from this, other than, you know, the ability to claim she “Did something”. In the meantime, is she asking why a six-time gun felon was out on the streets on parole with ANOTHER gun to shoot a mother pushing a stroller?

  3. DanH says:

    There’s obviously no IQ requirement for IL State Lawmakers. It’s just another way to jack up prices and keep minorities from exercising their 2d amendment rights. Never heard of reloading, never heard of casting from tire weights, apparently.

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