There is a bill that’s been introduced in Pennsylvania to implement Ammunition Accountability that we talked about last night.Â It’s HB 2228.Â I haven’t talked about this yet, because it’s still in committee, and not much of a threat at this moment, but that could change any minute.
The lobbying firm that runs the Ammunition Accountability web site is Gordon Thomas Honeywell, presumably their Governmental Affairs Group.Â You will notice that they list ACS as a client.Â Important to note that until recently Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs was known as Smith Alling Lane Government Affairs.
Tim Shellberg, who is President of GTH Government Affairs has several times donated to the campaign ofÂ Washington State Representative Allister O’Brien, who is the lead sponsor of the Washington Ammunition encoding bill.Â I also notice that Gun Owners Action League of Washington has donated quite a bit to his campaign as well.Â Not enough it would seem.Â O’Brien failed to win an endorsement from NRA last election.
And to think, Russell Ford said on Cam’s show he wants this whole thing to be as transparent as possible.Â Transparent as in we hire a lobbying firm to anonymously set up a web site to push for model legislation, and to lobby key legislators that have been quietly bought off, in order to be able to skim off the top of every one of the eight billion rounds of ammunition produced each year.Â You have to admit, that’s quite an ingenious scam, that would make even the most talented con artist jealous.Â And it’s all legal.
Be sure to tune into Cam’s show at NRANews.com or on Sirius Patriot 144, Thursday at 10PM to hear the re-broadcast of the interview with this worm.