HB1393Will this ever stop? They keep lobbing these rediculous gun laws at us and we have to win every time...they only have to win once.Bill Text: Not available at this time (03/06/07)
Fiscal Note: Not available at this time (03/06/07)
Hearing Date: Not available at this time (03/06/07)
Authorizing a person to sell ammunition for a regulated firearm on or after January 1, 2008, only in accordance with the Act; requiring an ammunition manufacturer to encode ammunition for a regulated firearm in a specified way; requiring the Secretary of State Police beginning on January 1, 2008, to establish and maintain an encoded ammunition database; imposing a tax of 5 cents per round on the sale of encoded ammunition beginning on January 1, 2008; etc.
This means most ammo can be taxed, even .22lr.
When will it stop?
It certainly won't stop as long as Maryland voters keep reelecting socialists to run their state.
this is just going to hurt the state, beause if they looked at ammo in an economic way, its an elastic good, which basically means that ppl will just go outta state to get it cheaper, the democrats need to hire an economist, because they are just hurting themselves
Virginia and Delaware. Buy it when it is on sale.....even if you don't need it
Besides it is for "REGULATED AMMO FOR REGULATED FIREARMS"
Maybe we should just tax people in MD (ie if you are a person, you need to pay tax). Hey, people are the root of people's problems, right?
Do you really consider ammo an elastic good? How much ammo do you buy? With the cost of gas being what it is, unless you live by the border, it's still cheaper to pay the tax unless prices are less in the bordering state already.
I don't have a gun, so I don't really know how much ammo people buy. Just curious.
Ammunition is an elastic good (to a certain extent). A lot of people buy online and have it shipped. To offset the cost of shipping heavy, ORM-D materials, typically it's bought in case quantities (typically 1k). This tax would effectively jack up the price of a case of ammo $50.
Converting this to fishing terms, this would be similar to taxing lead at a rate of 5 cents/oz! Paying an extra $.40 for an 8 ounce pyramid isn't my idea of fun.
Imagine what a 500 round box of .22lr will cost.
If this were to become reality, I see the ammo manufacturers closing their doors to Maryland. They will simply not sell ammo in Maryland anymore rather than comply with the case ID requirements.
is not on the list. Your 22 is not a "regulated firearm"....
Pistols are regulated firearms. There are many pistols that are chambered for .22lr. .22lr WILL become a taxed ammo, according to the way the bill is written.is not on the list. Your 22 is not a "regulated firearm"....
What da heck do ya do with a pistol that shoots 22lr ammunition? I like my 30/30, 30/06, various 12 gauges and wait.....WTF......I do own a viper that shoots 22lr.....dang......I'd be upset except I can't remember the last time I shot it
ALL pistols are regulated in Md. Think of how many calibers of pistols there are, including the .22lr
Regulated long guns are chambered in several popular hunting calibers, as well as pistol calibers. You may very well have to pay taxes on your hunting ammo, .223, .308, .243, etc etc.
Even several-non regulated long guns are chambered in pistol calibers. This includes lever actions, like .357/.38, .44mag, .45 colt, etc.
See my first post!
Who cares if they blame the neighboring states for the ammunition
You have until 2008 to stock up.......get to steppin
I'm serious about stocking up. You'll just have to buy a new safe and dedicate it to ammo
I found a good text of the bill, thanks to the guys at AR15.com
Here is the link:
According to the bill you will not be able to stock up. You must dispose of any ammunition that is not in complience in 2010.
Ask yourself: what exactly are they trying to accomplish taxing ammo? To make sure the law-abiding gun owners of the state have access to safe and well-maintained gun ranges? To ensure continued firearms safety instruction courses? I hardly think so. Mark my words, any and all money collected with this tax will be spent on "social" programs, and the overarching policy will be to disincentivise firearms ownership in the state.
What they want is for the Ammo makers to quit selling in MD ... that would be a huge victory for them ... They don't care about the criminals or they would lock them up and give them the death Penalty .... They just want to take away ALL OUR FREEDOMS .... Vote the Bastards Out ... Our only Choice ... They need to change the State Motto ... no longer is MD the Free State ..... Little Cali is more like it