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Handguns: Proposal to Register Ammunition

March 16, 1995

Of all the silly, misguided efforts to reduce crime in our local area, Pasadena's plan to register ammunition has to be the worst. Assistant City Atty. Carolyn Y. Williams should be reprimanded for the time she wasted working on this pointless, feel-good ordinance with the Coalition for a Non-Violent City.

First of all, bullets do not have registration numbers. Guns have registration numbers, and spent bullets can be traced back to a specific gun but not to any batch of bullets sold.

Second, even if it was economically possible for bullet manufacturers to stamp registration numbers on each batch of bullets sold in Pasadena, local thugs would just buy their ammo in the next town.

This ordinance is nothing more than a ridiculous waste of time and taxpayers' money.

MICHAEL A. PACER

Glendora

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