Alan Scholl warns in The New American that state and federal elected officials share a “widespread ignorance and fear of guns” that could dismantle the Second Amendment piecemeal. But a more subtle danger lurks in the form of “a neon fox in the henhouse”–businesses that profit by gun control.

One cited by Scholl is Ammunition Coding System, Inc., of Seattle, whose lobbying arm, Ammunition Accountability, has been needling state legislatures to mandate ammunition serialization. Eighteen such resolutions were introduced in 2008, although none passed. With many legislatures more gun-control-friendly following 2008 elections, ACS stands to “profit handsomely” if such measures pass, Scholl writes.