As if ammunition hasn't gotten expensive enough the anti-gunners are trying to ram the Encoded Ammunition Bill, HB #2228, down our throats in PA. From what I hear this is a concerted effort and is taking place in most if not all states.
It entails the serialization of all casings and projectiles in all of our favorite calibers. There is also a tax that goes along with it to pay for the registration database. Handloaded ammunition will be illegal. The cost of ammo will be prohibitive for sports like ours. I expect ammunition companies will refuse to comply and will just quit selling ammo to all but the military and police which are exempt.
If you live in PA go to www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/find.cfm and find out who your legislators are and tell them to vote against HB #2228. Every phone call and email counts. I talked to my state senator one day personally and he told me very few people actually take the time to communicate with him on any issue. Therefore according to him every call or email is considered to represent thousands of constituents who have remained silent.
If you live in other states find out if a similar bill is in your legislature and fight it like your hobby depends on it. It may.