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  • TRUE VIRTUE [charismatic Caucus]

    11/23/2015 7:44:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-23-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    My opportunities come with decisions made from a righteous mindset and it is only as one decides to walk in Virtue NOT Guile that heavens open and the Highway of Holiness is then revealed before your very eyes as Stephen ~ ~ ~ Acts 6:8-15 8 Now Stephen, full of grace (divine blessing and favor) and power (strength and ability) worked great wonders and signs (miracles) among the people. 9 However, some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (freed Jewish slaves), as it was called, and [of the synagogues] of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • Reload .22LR Ammo ? Hint: Yes, You Can ~ VIDEO

    11/16/2015 11:39:24 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    ammoland ^ | 11/16/2015 | Tom McHale
    This is a review of the 22LR Reloading kits from AMG
  • Why Did the Environmental Protection Agency Spend $1.4 Million on Guns?

    11/01/2015 7:40:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    Even those of us who have worked in Washington for many years and become accustomed to the inner workings of government can still be amazed by what lurks behind the curtain sometimes. Case in point: the Environmental Protection Agency.Most Americans have at least heard of the EPA, even if they have only a dim notion of what the agency actually does. It tends to skate along under the radar, unless something unusual happens, such as the toxic spill that turned the Colorado’s Animas River orange last August. Of course, what really made the spill unusual is that the EPA itself caused it.Otherwise, Americans don’t hear...
  • Handgun Self-Defense Ammunition Ballistics Test

    11/01/2015 7:08:22 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    LuckyGunner.com ^ | 15 Oct, 2015 | Chris Baker
    Over the last few months, I’ve been working with the rest of the Lucky Gunner team on another one of our epic experiments, which we’re proud to finally unveil: ballistics gelatin testing for over 100 self-defense handgun ammunition loads. 117 to be precise, and that’s just round one. This testing will be ongoing, and we’ll keep adding to the results as we have the chance to test more loads. If you came here just to see the data from our tests, you can use the handy menu above to skip right to the results section. If this whole ballistics testing...
  • Islamic invasion pulls trigger: Europe now scrambles for guns

    10/27/2015 8:33:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/27/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Austrians are arming themselves at record rates in an effort to defend their households against feared attacks from Muslim invaders. Tens of thousands of Muslim refugees have poured into Austria from Hungary and Slovenia in recent months on their way to Germany and Sweden, two wealthy European countries that have laid out the welcome mat for migrants. More than a million will end up in Germany alone by the end of this year, according to estimates from the German government. Obtaining a working firearm and ammunition in Germany, Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands is practically impossible for the average citizen....
  • Top California official pushes ammo background checks

    10/19/2015 6:29:53 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/19/15 | Unknown
    Gun control advocates are launching a new regulatory push in California to impose first-in-the-nation instant background checks for ammunition sales, a move that comes as gun violence surfaces as a lightning rod issue in the 2016 presidential race. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, joined with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in announcing the initiative last week. snip It would require owners to turn in "large-capacity" magazines -- those holding 11 rounds or more -- and report when their weapons are stolen. snip Aside from the ammo background checks, the California proposal also...
  • Ruger enters ammo business with revolutionary technology

    10/16/2015 9:04:34 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 74 replies
    New Hampshire Business Review ^ | October 15, 2015 | Bob Sanders
    Georgia-based PolyCase to manufacture handgun, pistol bullets Sturm, Ruger & Co. is getting into the ammunition business for the first time, partnering with a Georgia company to produce what it calls a revolutionary bullet that changes everything you know about ammo. Ruger, which is headquartered in Connecticut but has a major facility in Newport, will be putting its brand on bullets produced by Savannah-based PolyCase Ammunition LLC for a .45-caliber handgun and .38-caliber pistol. PolyCase has a pending patent on its process, which injects a dense polymer copper matrix into a mold. The resulting bullet in the PolyCase Ruger ARX...
  • Dangerous PCP Polymer Cased Ammo (Update)

    07/28/2015 5:15:53 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 24 replies
    TFB ^ | June 23, 2015 | TFB
    If you shoot centerfire you need to see this video.
  • EPA accused of blocking independent investigations

    05/06/2014 1:32:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    Inspector general's office accuses EPA of blocking internal probes citing national security WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator says.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isnt the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinleallegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Franciscos Pier 14and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Ben Carson Is Talking About Guns Again, and Hes Clarifying a Very Important Point(t)

    07/21/2015 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Fred Lucas
    Any doubts Ben Carson left about his commitment to the Second Amendment stemmed from political inexperience, the famed neurosurgeon told TheBlaze. Carson, who is among the leading Republican presidential candidates in most polls, said in 2013 shortly after the public began calling for him to run for president, that the right to own a semi-automatic weapon depended on whether someone lived in a rural or populated area.
  • Army To Allow Hollowpoint Ammo For New Pistol

    07/20/2015 7:18:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Granview Outdoors ^ | 7-16-15 | Christian Lowe
    In a surprising break from decades of compliance with a 19th century treaty, the Army has said it will likely allow its troops to use hollow-point and frangible ammunition in its handguns, arguing the rounds are commonly used by law enforcement and for self defense and pose less of a risk to bystanders than fully jacketed rounds. The previous ban on the use of hollowpoint ammunition for military rifles and handguns stems from the first Hague Convention of 1899, where ammunition that expand or flatten easily was banned for use in war. Though the United States never ratified that part...
  • U.S. Military Makes Monumental Shift To Hollowpoint Pistol Ammunition

    07/08/2015 8:33:41 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 46 replies
    Bearingarms ^ | 08 Jul 2015 | Bob Owens
    In a significant doctrinal shift, the U.S. military is relegating full metal jacketed (FMJ) pistol bullets to a training role, and will be adopting modern hollowpoint designs similar to those used by most domestic law enforcement agencies and citizens who carry handguns for self-defense. The stunning announcement was made at the U.S Armys Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey yesterday during the militarys two-day industry day for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), which will conclude today. A military lawyer who made a presentation during the Industry Day noted that the United States is not a signatory to the Hague Conventions which...
  • Agencys request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts an inquiry

    07/09/2015 6:05:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 9, 2015 | Kyle Roerink
    In a move thats prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal governments nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.
  • Seattle City Council considers gun, ammo tax

    07/08/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    King5News ^ | 07/08/2015 | Michael Konopasek
    Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess is proposing a new tax on guns. The proposal would tax gun sales $25 per gun and add a five cent-tax on each round of ammunition. Five cents per round adds up to a roughly $2.50 increase for a box off handgun ammunition. The legislation would also impose a $500 fine on gun owners who do not report guns lost or stolen.
  • Federal Judge Orders Brady Center to Pay Ammo Dealers Legal Fees After Dismissing Lawsuit

    06/29/2015 3:25:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    A federal judge has ordered that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pay the legal fees of an online ammunition dealer it sued for the Aurora movie theater shooting. [Snip] A crazed, homicidal killer should not be able to amass a military arsenal, without showing his face or answering a single question, with the simple click of a mouse, Brady Centers Legal Action Project Director Jonathan Lowy said at the time. If businesses choose to sell military-grade equipment online, they must screen purchasers to prevent arming people like James Holmes. Judge Matsch disagreed with the Brady Centers argument. He...
  • Judge who awarded atty fees to Lucky Gunner explains his ruling

    06/21/2015 9:07:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    armsandthelaw.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | David Hardy
    "It is apparent that this case was filed to pursue the political purposes of the Brady Center and, give the failure to present any cognizable legal claim, bringing these defendants into the Colorado court where the prosecution of James Holmes was proceeding appears to be more of an opportunity to propagandize the public and stigmatize the defendants than to obtain a court order which counsel should have known would be outside the authority of this court."
  • NRA Backs Federal Bill to Limit Arbitrary Federal Gun and Ammo Classifications

    06/10/2015 2:20:14 PM PDT · by GregoTX · 2 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 10, 2015 | NRA
    Fairfax, Va. The National Rifle Association today announced support for H.R. 2710, federal legislation aimed at limiting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) from using executive overreach to undermine the Second Amendment. H.R. 2710 was introduced by United States Representative Rob Bishop (UT-1). "This important legislation would prevent arbitrary ammunition bans like the one attempted earlier this year by the Obama Administration," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "With the support of America's law-abiding gun owners, the NRA was able to beat back Obama's attempt to ban ammunition used by...
  • Brady Campaign Case Targeting Online Ammo Dismissed By Judge

    05/30/2015 12:13:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Bob Owens
    An absurd attempt by the anti-gun Brady Campaign to hold online ammunition and shooting sport accessory companies responsible for the actions of a madman has been dismissed. The lawsuit filed by the parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings, accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack, has been dismissed. According to court documents obtained by CBS4 Friday afternoon, Judge Richard P. Matsch dismissed the lawsuit filed against the defendants in the case: Lucky Gunner of Knoxville, Tennessee, Bullet Proof Body Armor of Tempe, Arizona,...
  • Prison officials want to buy nearly 5 million rounds

    05/29/2015 10:30:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | May 29, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Bids from 'Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses' sought by June 29 Another branch of the federal government is poised to make a massive purchase of ammunition, including hollow points, an expanding bullet designed for maximizing tissue damage and blood loss or shock. A new Federal Bureau of Prisons shopping list includes: 1 million 9 mm Lugar 124 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point rounds; 1 million 9 mm Lugar 124 Grain Jacketed Ball rounds; 1 million 9 mm Lugar 115 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point rounds; 1.5 million .223 caliber 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket rounds; 40,000 12 Gauge #4 Buckshot 27...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a trade agreement. So click here to contact your Senators - whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun fast track bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • Democrats Push Bans and Reporting Requirements for Online Ammo Sales

    05/17/2015 7:46:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/16/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Democrats are pushing legislation which bans online ammunition sales that do not include a face-to-face exchange of IDs and which requires ammunition dealers to report any purchases of more than 1,000 rounds.
  • Dems Have A Bunch of New Ideas to Stop You From Buying Ammunition

    05/14/2015 8:22:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 5/13/2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Thirty-one House Democrats have proposed legislation that would prevent people from buying ammunition online, and would instead require all purchases to be made in person a change they admit is aimed at preventing people from buying unlimited ammunition over the Internet.
  • You Might Not Be Able to Buy Firearms, Ammo From Walmart Soon

    04/09/2015 1:15:14 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/9/2015
    Walmart's right to sell firearms and ammunition is being threatened by a lawsuit. Fox Business Network reporter Adam Shapiro reported on "Fox and Friends First" this morning that a court decision could stop the retail giant from selling guns, which could change the way publicly traded companies do business in the United States. Shapiro said that Trinity Wall Street Church in New York City owns stock in Walmart. "The church sued the Walmart when they refused to place a proposal on the shareholder ballot at the annual company meeting," he explained. "That proposal could be interpreted to force Walmart's board...
  • Brady Center Loses Lawsuit Targeting Online Ammo Sellers

    03/31/2015 6:46:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    firearmspolicy.org ^ | 3/26/2015 | unknown
    Adding to the sting of losing the case, the Court also held that defendants Lucky Gunner and the Sportsmans Guide are entitled to an award of reasonable attorney fees and costs.
  • Ammo ban? NRA warns it's more than bullets ('You're left holding your gun making pew-pew...)

    03/21/2015 8:52:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | March 21, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The federal bureaucracy, in the form of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, recently announced a ban on ammunition used in AR-15 rifles, which are among the most common firearms in America, but then suddenly backed off. So breathe a sigh of relief and move on? Not if you like the Second Amendment, according to a National Rifle Association commentator. Colion Noir, a practicing attorney who graduated from the University of Houston, has been described by the Los Angeles Times as someone who doesnt fit the stereotype of NRA members: Old, fat, white guys. At 29, hes not...
  • ATF chief steps down after bullet ban controversy

    03/20/2015 9:31:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is stepping down following controversy surrounding the agencys proposal to ban certain types of ammunition. The ATF announced Friday that Director B. Todd Jones is resigning at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities in the private sector." ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day, Jones said in a statement. I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combating violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe....
  • Obama AR-15 Bullet Ban Lifted, Gun Rights Still Target

    03/12/2015 3:25:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    un Control: Fifty-two senators, 238 House members and 80,000 public comments have forced the ATF to pull back for "more study" its proposed ban on ammo for the AR-15, the leading gun for hunting and self-defense. The Second Amendment, written in the era of muskets, does not mention what arms we have the right to keep and bear. But we have an idea, based on how they were used: to protect their owners' homes, businesses, farms and families, and to resist the tyranny of government, which during the American Revolution was the British crown.
  • Obamas commitment to gun regs as strong as ever

    03/12/2015 9:22:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/11/2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama remains committed to common-sense gun regulations, even though his administration backed off a proposal to ban a popular type of armor-piercing ammunition. The presidents commitment to putting in place common-sense rules that will protect Second Amendment rights, but also prevent those who shouldnt have firearms from getting them, is as strong as ever, White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday.
  • BREAKING: ATF Temporarily Pulls Proposal to Ban AR-15 "Green Tip" Ammunition

    03/10/2015 12:09:45 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 31 replies
    http://townhall. ^ | Mar 10, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    After an unprecedented response, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has temporarily pulled its proposal to ban common AR-15 M885 "green tip" ammunition.
  • 52 senators warn of sweeping ammo bans, say Second Amendment 'at risk'

    03/10/2015 6:29:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/10/2015 | Paul Bedard
    A majority in both the Senate and House 52 senators, 238 House members have joined to oppose the Obama administration's move to ban a popular type of ammo used in the top-selling AR-15 rifle and pistol because it pierces police body armor. A week after the House members, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, sent a letter of opposition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley echoed that in his own letter signed by 51 others.In their letter, the senators said that the 5.56 M855 "green tip"...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Common AR-15 Green Tip Ammunition Already Banned in New ATF Regulation Guide

    03/06/2015 11:50:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    On Friday February 13 at 4:00 pm, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms released a proposal to ban commonly used M855 "green tip" AR-15 ammunition under the guise of law enforcement safety. The same day the proposal was released, on a Friday of a three day holiday weekend, ATF opened up a shortened 30-day period for the public to submit comments about the new regulation. But it turns out, ATF has been working on a ban of AR-15 "green-tip" ammunition for quite some time and has already issued the ban in its new, 2014 Regulation Guide. For reference,...
  • Ammo Vending Machine Put in Use in Pennsylvania

    03/05/2015 2:51:35 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies
    controversialtimes ^ | March 4, 2015 | Reagan Wilson
    If youve ever been to a public shooting range you might have experienced long lines to check in, buy targets and buy ammo. Well one shooting range in Pennsylvania is taking a more efficient approach to selling the ammo. The Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club has installed a vending machine for ammo at their range. Also, the guy who installed it? Hes running for county sheriff. Sam Piccinini is a Republican candidate for sheriff who also owns the small ammo company that operates the machine.
  • Firing back: Shootout over ammo ban gets serious

    03/04/2015 9:59:56 PM PST · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 04, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Major effort to 'stop the administration's executive overreach again' The AR-15 rifle is one of the most popular firearms in the U.S. for target shooting and hunting. President Obamas drive to ban a popular form of ammunition used in the AR-15 and other rifles is drawing new fire from conservative groups representing gun owners as well as members of Congress. A lawsuit has been threatened by the Second Amendment Foundation, which says the ploy is a backdoor attempt to do what the administration has failed to do through legislation ban the AR-15. But the battle is heating up on...
  • Obama ATF Now Planning to Ban Popular Rifle Ammo

    03/03/2015 7:23:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/3/15 | Jim Hoft
    Now the Obama Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are planning to ban ammo to one of the most popular types of rifle ammunition. The AP reported: The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer’s protective vest when fired from a handgun. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is proposing the ban of some types of 5.56 mm rounds – or .223-caliber – used in widely available and popular AR-15-style rifles because the bullets can...
  • White House says ammo ban will save cops lives

    03/02/2015 3:09:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/2/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Monday that President Obama believes a ban on bullets commonly used with the AR-15 rifle will save police officers lives. We are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement, and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone, said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is accepting public comment on an administration proposal to ban .223 M855 green tip ammunition most often used with AR-15 rifles. House lawmakers from both parties, as well as sportsmen and some law enforcement...
  • Hunting for ammo? Get a reload of this

    03/01/2015 6:59:49 PM PST · by RC one · 48 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | 2/18/15 | By John Hayes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette |
    Over the past six years, concerns about the possibility of restrictive gun legislation have sparked unprecedented spikes in sales of firearms and ammunition. And state wildlife agencies, all benefiting from funding flowing from federal Pittman-Robertson excise taxes on those items, are still raking it in. But high demand for some popular ammunition caused huge manufacturer backlogs that led to sharp increases in wholesale and retail prices and left many store shelves empty of the most popular ammunition, particularly centerfire and rimfire rifle ammo.Over the past few months, that crunch has begun to ease. But problems finding ammunition - especially ammunition...
  • Devilish details behind Obama's bullet ban

    02/26/2015 9:11:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox explains why latest move by BATF is 'ridiculous' The Obama administrations Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or BATF, recently announced its intention to ban the manufacture, importation and distribution of popular SS109/M855 ammunition commonly used in AR-15 type rifles, based on the construction of the projectile it uses. This ammo served as the standard issue, 5.56 x 45mm round used by the U.S. military and most NATO countries around the world. It is commonly referred to as Green Tip because the military puts a bit of green paint on the tip of the bullet to help...
  • ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety"

    02/17/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety" Katie Pavlich | Feb 16, 2015 In its never ending goal to ban modern sporting rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has proposed new regulations banning common AR-15 ammunition, arguing it's necessary to protect the safety of law enforcement officers. The NRA sounded the alarm late last week: You can read the bureaucratic language justifying the proposal here. The new proposal will allow Attorney General Eric Holder to determine if the ammunition in question qualifies under the broad definition of "sporting purposes." Current law gives ATF...
  • Retribution? ATF Bans Common Rifle Ammo

    02/16/2015 1:52:38 PM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 2-16-2015 | Andrew Branca
    On Wednesday, February 11, the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATFE) suffered a humiliating federal court defeat that struck at the very core of its power. In response, it took the DOJ and the BATFE only two days to petulantly strike back at gun owners in the form of a late Friday order intended to ban a major type of ammunition for the single most commonly purchased rifle. (The BATFE’s “framework notice” released Friday evening is embedded at the bottom of this post.)Last week’s federal court summary judgment against the government in...
  • CBP: Ammo found taped to man's body (AZ Border)

    02/13/2015 6:43:50 AM PST · by donna · 20 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | February 11, 2015
    CBP officers at the Douglas port of entry seized 300 rounds of ammunition that was taped to the body of a man who was crossing into Mexico. Officers sent the 27-year-old man for further questioning on Feb. 10 as he attempted to cross into Mexico, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release. Officers searched the man and found six boxes of 9mm ammunition that were in his waistband and taped to his thighs. Officers seized the bullets and arrested the man.
  • Show attendees get a shot at cheap, hard-to-find ammunition

    01/29/2015 8:26:35 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    tdn.com ^ | 1-29-15 | Bill Monroe
    At least 15,000 gun owners will get cheap shots at the upcoming Pacific Northwest Sportsmens Show, opening Wednesday at the Portland Expo Center. Thats how many permits will be issued on a first-come basis to show attendees exhibitors included allowing them to buy inexpensive short bricks of .22 caliber long rifle ammunition. 22 rimfire ammo, the most popular recreational shooting caliber, has been in short supply for years. So short, in fact, it flies from the shelves of most sporting goods stores as fast as it is stocked, and usually for high prices. Few major sources in the...
  • SB 122 Smokeless Powder and Primer Manufacture in Montana

    01/26/2015 6:49:22 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 6 replies
    There is a serious threat to our right to bear arms because of narrow, monolithic and federally-controlled manufacture of essential ammunition components, smokeless powder (propellant), primers and cartridge brass. For example, there are only two manufacturers of smokeless powder in the U.S., one plant owned by defense contractor General Dynamics and another owned by defense contractor Alliant Systems (ATK). All other smokeless powder used in the U.S. is imported, and subject to immediate and arbitrary import restrictions. And, General Dynamics and Alliant Systems are subject to a standard condition of military contracts that 100% of their production may be commandeered...

    01/14/2015 9:17:21 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 45 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Jan 14,2015 | AWR HAWKINS
    January 11, former UK Security Minister Admiral Lord West said the terror attack in Paris means ammunition controls ought to be added to the UKs already strict gun controls.
  • 2014 Military Review - DARPA showed off self guided 50 caliber sniper rounds

    12/30/2014 2:02:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    nextbigfuture.com ^ | December 29, 2014 | Staff
    DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets in the spring of 2014. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is initially aimed. EXACTO's specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that could impede successful aim. The EXACTO program is developing new approaches and advanced capabilities to improve the range and accuracy of sniper systems beyond the current...
  • Traffic stop in Newport Beach leads to seizure of 7 assault rifles [Full Auto],

    11/20/2014 7:01:59 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 73 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/20/2014 | Scott Schwebke
    NEWPORT BEACH Two people were in the Orange County Jail this week, after police stopped them in a van with automatic rifles and ammunition. The van contained seven AK-47 assault rifles, six 30-round high-capacity 7.62 caliber magazines, two 10-round magazines and more than 350 rounds of 7.62 caliber ammunition inside, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said. Manzella said the arrests are significant because of the weapons seized. All of the guns were modified to fire in fully automatic mode, and one had a barrel less than 16 inches in length in violation of California state law, she said....
  • Is it time to dig out the bullets packed in pig grease? (And lets identify the real Islamophobes.)

    09/28/2014 4:54:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 9-28-2014 | Bookworm
    Practically from the moment after September 11, 2001, people started saying that the most effective way to fight Muslims was to lace American ammunition with pork. Finally, in 2013, an Idaho company came up with pork-laced ammunition for non-military customers: Jihawg Ammo today announced release of the industry’s first truly defensive ammunition.Not only does Jihawg guarantee that all of their ammunition meets or exceeds S.A.A.M.I. standards for velocity, penetration, and accuracy, they also coat each projectile with a special ballistic paint infused with pork to make it “Haraam” or unclean to a radical Jihadist.This makes Jihawg Ammo the only commercially...
  • The .22 Ammo Shortage Mystery -- Solved!

    08/31/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 128 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rich Smith
    Earlier this year, CBS News spotlighted a growing shortage of .22-caliber ammunition. "One of the most popular and common" -- and cheapest -- calibers of ammo for hunters and target shooters alike, CBS reports that .22 shells are in short supply these days. Interviewing one supplier, CBS reported that while as recently as two years ago it was still possible to buy .22-caliber ammunition "by the pallet-load... now they're putting restrictions on how much you can get and how you get that ammo." Retailers are shooting blanks This is a problem from ammunition retailers -- and for gun owners as...
  • So, Really, Where Is The .22 Rimfire Ammo?

    08/29/2014 2:46:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2014 | Mark Keefe, American Rifleman
    It happens daily. Still. I get calls and e-mails asking where all the ammo is. Except it is not all ammo anymore. For the record, there is no conspiracy. There is no secret government contract. Its not Bloomberg or Soros (even though their actions and pronouncements often increase demand. Ironic, huh?). The major domestic ammunition makers have been producing more ammunition than ever. They are all up in terms of total productiondouble, and in some areas, triple-digit increases. They are all running three shifts. And when it comes to center-fire cartridges, at least of three of the big makers are...