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    Maryland proposes tax on ammunition...5 cents per round!!

    HB1393
    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)
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    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.
    Will 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.

    This means most ammo can be taxed, even .22lr.

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    When will it stop?



    It certainly won't stop as long as Maryland voters keep reelecting socialists to run their state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadF350 View Post
    HB1393

    Will 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.

    This means most ammo can be taxed, even .22lr.
    you ask will this even stop?..not as long as we have liberals in charge, these bills don't do a damn thing to stop crime but they look good to the ant-gun crowd and it is easier to go after the law abiding citizen then to go after the criminal

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhnter View Post
    you ask will this even stop?..not as long as we have liberals in charge, these bills don't do a damn thing to stop crime but they look good to the ant-gun crowd and it is easier to go after the law abiding citizen then to go after the criminal
    They will, next they will tax criminals for everything they steal....including ammo . This state is going down the crapper....

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    Buy ammo in Pa

    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"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Rad View Post
    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"
    Heh, then they'll just blame VA and DE for "not restricting access" to ammo. Look at NYC and the mayor's campaign to blame other states for their "gun problem". Hey, it's so much easier to blame other people and whine and bitch about it rather than actually doing anything, isn't it.

    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    22lr

    is not on the list. Your 22 is not a "regulated firearm"....

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    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.

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    I don't know man

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Rad View Post
    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"
    You're not using your noggin.
    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.

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    welp......

    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

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    I found a good text of the bill, thanks to the guys at AR15.com

    Here is the link:
    http://mlis.state.md.us/2007RS/bills/hb/hb1393f.pdf

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Rad View Post
    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
    You're missing the point. Once they tax it, it won't be long before they make you register it. Once you register it, it won't be long before they come take it away since they already know where you are. It has happened time and time again. Look at California. Look at NYC. Look at New Jersey. Look at Massachusetts. Once politicians get their teeth into something, they'll never let it go, even if it DOES NOT WORK!

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadF350 View Post
    I found a good text of the bill, thanks to the guys at AR15.com

    Here is the link:
    http://mlis.state.md.us/2007RS/bills/hb/hb1393f.pdf

    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.
    I am stocked up nicely on ammo for all the firearms I own I have enough to last a lifetime and if they come asking about it I just disposed of it ONE round at a time

    If this bill is just about regulated firearms you must remember ALL firearms are regulated in some way

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    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

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