Bullet Bill Forces Gun Registration on New Yorkers

Bullet Bill Forces Gun Registration on New Yorkers
The bill would also ban anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing bullets there-by restricting their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

When buying Bullets? What about the shell, primer and powder?
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance

Columbus, OH –-(Ammoland.com)- A bill introduced this week in New York would require sportsmen and gun owners to register their firearms when purchasing “bullets.”

Senate Bill 4152, introduced by Senator Malcolm A. Smith, would require sportsmen and gun owners to provide their full name, date of birth, and address as well as the make, model, caliber and serial number of their firearm on an “application” prior to purchasing “bullets.”

The bill uses the generic term “bullets” in place of a more accurate description of the types of ammunition it seeks to restrict. It is unclear what types of ammunition would be classified as “bullets” under this bill.

Furthermore, the “application” requirement seems to set up a dangerous scenario where you would be required to register a firearm owned by someone else under your own name if you simply borrowed the firearm for a hunting trip or day at the range and needed to buy “bullets.”

“The proponents may term this an application to purchase ammo, but gun owners know full well that this is nothing more than a poorly disguised attempt to force gun registration upon law-abiding New Yorkers,” said Evan Heusinkveld, USSA director of state services.

“This bill starts out bad and just gets worse as it goes along. New York sportsmen and gun owners alike should contact their state senators today in opposition to this measure.”

The bill would also ban anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing “bullets” and would require that purchasers show two forms of identification. Additionally, the bill requires that the copies of the “application” to be submitted to all law enforcement agencies across the state. Not only is this unnecessary, it puts gun owner’s private information at risk of being lost or stolen.

Take Action! New York sportsmen are encouraged to contact their state senator’s today in opposition to Senate Bill 4152. To find your state senator’s contact information, please visit the USSA Legislative Action Center at www.ussportsmen.org/LAC.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. Visit www.ussportsmen.org.

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Eric J Bennett

So order them online using your grandmothers name?


I thought it was bad in NY when I tried to buy 9mm ammo back in the early 80-s at 18 years old. After arguing with the clerk an ignorant hater , the manager asked what was going on I politely said I am trying to purchase 9mm luger ammo for my uzi rifle. The manager then rang my purchase up and argued with the clerk that an uzi rifle uses 9mm ammo and it is ok to sell to 18 and over.(no handgun ammo law under 21, except for rifle use) I cant imagine how bad the next generation… Read more »


I hope everyone who has read this, and everyone who has left a comment, has contacted their state senator. If you don't have time for a phone call, please send an email. They all have email addresses.

Too much happens in this state because too few use their voice.


Just the idea that this legislation being considered drives another nail into my coffin. If the legislature "really" wants to save this state, they should be thinking of ways to collect taxes from the bad guys. For you legal-beagles, is stollen money considered earned income? Also theives should be required to pay sales tax on goods they take. I'm looking for another state for residence.


Not a snowball's chance in hell.

Most of New York is rural, not cosmopolitan. They will not go quietly into that good night.

Paul Costello

This bill will be killed, The nitwit that keeps putting these bills in is a Bloomberg puppet. All new Yorkers already have there guns registered, Pistols with the Sate Police and Rifles federally which are open to the state police,. We live in a communist state, N.Y. city is worse. While the Nra was out helping other states, N.Y. was sorely neglected, and now they have to fight for their membership, instead of helping us get rid ocf the "Big Sewer Commies" (N,Y.C.) they got a strong foot hold and now we have to fight twice as hard to get… Read more »


Amazing – just did a search for this senate bill – found one vague and limited reference on a page on the assembly website. "Bullets" wasn't defined there.

If this passes, which I still hope it won't, I may be forced out of New York State finally – I have a completely clean record and I don't want idiots like these to change that… so I'll take my skills and income elsewhere.

Why don't more law-abiding Citizens come out of the woodwork and vote against these Idiots? It would not take much…

Mike Ebel

You darn law abiding firearms owners need to stop committing crimes. Oh wait maybe they keep targeting the wrong group of people. Oh well thats what happens when you focus on an inanimate object and not the behavior of the people that use them.

Don Holmes

Remember about 15 years when Chuckie Schumer tried to or did outlaw "cop killer bullets"? I said right then,"there you have it,they are going to go for our ammo".

How ever, he was made a fool of for attacting the "cop killer" when gel tests found that it was the safest bullet to get shot with. He was snookered. Not a hard thing to do to Charlie.