More Legislation processes to try and infringe on our Second Amendment. I would say the Ammunition for the Firearms, as stated in the Constitution would fall under the 2nd Amendment as well. We all oppose! any kind of reguation on ammuntion purchases. Don't Tread on ME!
This bill requires a background check for any transfer of ammunition. Technically, I cannot hand my friend a loaded magazine at the range under this bill. Also, this bill expands the definition of armor-piercing and incendiary ammunition, and bans such ammunition. This bill will criminalize otherwise lawful conduct by law-abiding citizens. It will simply drive illicit ammunition sales into a black market, where there is no accountability of any kind. We strongly oppose this bill.
S. 174, if passed, would require background checks for ammunition transfers by unlicensed persons, recordkeeping for sales of ammunition, prohibits the interstate sale of ammunition, requires the reporting of multiple sales or other dispositions whenever the licensee sells or otherwise disposes of, at one time or during any 5 consecutive business days, a large quantity of ammunition (this amount is to be determined by the Attorney General) to an unlicensed person, and make it a crime to steal ammunition.
S. 174 also expands the definition of armor-piercing ammunition to include “a bullet or projectile which is coated with Teflon or any chemical compound with properties similar to Teflon” and bans “incendiary ammunition” (i.e., “a bullet that is designed for the purpose of, held out by the manufacturer or distributor as, or generally recognized as having a specialized capability to ignite upon impact . . . [including] such bullets commonly designated as ‘M1 Incendiary,’ ‘M23 Incendiary,’ ‘M8 Armor-Piercing Incendiary,’ ‘API,’ ‘M20 Armor-Piercing Incendiary Tracer,’ or ‘APIT.’).
The bill would also prohibit the possession and/or transfer of armor piercing ammunition. Possession of armor piercing ammunition or incendiary ammunition lawfully possessed under Federal law on the date the bill’s provisions are enacted would be grandfathered in, but the transfer, sale, and delivery of grandfathered ammunition is still prohibited.