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  • Shooting Down California's Ammo Law

    08/17/2019 6:07:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2019 | Michael Reagan
    Dove season opens in California and across the U.S. on Sept. 1. For as long as I can remember, all I had to do when dove season rolled around each year was oil my 1970s-vintage shotgun, buy a case or two of shells at the nearby Big Five sports store and drive toward the Arizona border with my hunting buddies for a few happy days of shooting. But thanks to a proposition approved by 63 percent of Californians in 2016 and the leftist lawmakers in Sacramento who've been wrecking the state for 40 years, dove season this year will be...
  • Ammunition: From Rimfire Rounds To Centerfire And Everything In Between

    08/13/2019 3:17:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 13, 2019 | Jeromy Knepp
    There are several types of ammunition styles designed for various purposes.(Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)Looking at a shelf full of handgun ammunition can feel like a cryptic message — .45 ACP 200-grain SWC, 9mm PARA 115-grain HAP, .357 Mag 158-grain HP+P, FMJ, LRN, FMJ just to name a few. Knowing what to look for can change the quality of accuracy and firearm function.Firearms companies, like the military, employ acronyms and abbreviations as descriptors to fit on boxes. With so many different calibers, bullet styles and load combinations, it can boggle the mind. What is necessary for home protection? At Guns.com, we can...
  • DEA Agents Are Losing Their Own Weapons And Have Trouble Tracking Them, Report Says

    08/08/2019 11:55:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 08, 2019 | JAKE DIMA
    The DEA was audited by the DOJ inspector general in a report released Thursday, detailing numerous instances of mishandling weapons and ammunition. DEA Agents lost 26 of their own firearms from 2014 to 2018, and their means of tracking them down is flawed. DEA facilities also routinely mishandled ammunition and non-lethal devices. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents are reportedly losing their own weapons, and their system for tracking them down is obsolete, a Department of Justice (DOJ) audit of 16 locations released Thursday reveals. ... The 26 firearms, both carbines and handguns, were stolen or lost in 24 different instances,...
  • Ammo Stockpiling: Why You Can Never Have Too Much ~ Rebuttal

    05/12/2019 1:44:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 101 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 May, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    -In a recent article on AmmoLand News, a case was presented as to why stockpiling of more than a few hundred rounds of ammunition was unnecessary. It was an interesting take, but much too limited, in my experience. In the end, the authors put in a disclaimer: stockpile as much as you want.The self-imposed limitations of the presentation were this: They only considered four reasons to stockpile ammunition. They limited the scenarios applicable to those reasons. Here is a quick critique of the four reasons they listed not to stockpile ammunition: 1. Self-Defense – not unreasonable, in that a...
  • Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Require Background Check When Buying Ammo

    03/14/2019 12:43:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 14, 2019 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- Democratic Congress members reintroduced the Ammunition Background Check Act on Wednesday, legislation that would require people to undergo an instant, universal background check through the federal NICS databaseeverytime they purchase gun ammunition. The lead sponsors of the bill are Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). The proposal is known as 'Jaime's Law," in honor of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 victims of the shooting at the Marjory Stonemen Douglas High School in February 2018. "Ammunition sales should be subject to the same legal requirements that should govern firearm sales: universal background checks," said...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods May Close Field & Stream After Gun Control Policy Hurt Business

    12/06/2018 7:24:53 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 110 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:30pm | Posted by Mary Chastain
    since siding with those who support gun control, business has gone down at Dick’s Sporting Goods and the company may have to close Field & Stream: Edward Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick’s, said during the event that the sporting goods chain’s recent 3.9 percent drop in same-store sales was the result of a mix of factors beyond their control as well as some he called “self-imposed.” Specifically, he said, “the decisions we made on firearms” negatively affected their bottom line but the drop in sales was something they expected. They did not, however, regret their decision to change a...
  • A Brief History Of Leftist Political Violence This Year

    10/31/2018 1:36:38 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 31OCT18 | Daniel Greenfield
    On September 9, Rudy Peters, the Republican running for Congress in the 15th District in California, was attacked by a knife-wielding man shouting, "F___ Trump". The attacker, Farzad Fazeli, an Iranian Clinton supporter, had previously posted, “Don Trump won’t clean his own house, so he’s too dirty to know right from wrong. Impeach/incarcerate him before more children die. P.S. complacency is worse than being the shooter.” The next month, Shane Mekeland, a Republican running for the Minnesota House of Representatives, suffered a concussion after being punched in the face at a restaurant. “You f____g people don't give a s___ about...
  • Cruz intern arrested near Capitol for unregistered ammunition

    09/13/2018 2:53:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/18 | Avery Anapol
    An intern in Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) Washington, D.C., office was reportedly arrested on Capitol Hill this week for possessing unregistered ammunition. U.S. Capitol Police told CNN in a statement that officers responded to a “dispute” between the intern, Scott Frantz, and another individual in Franz’s car near the Capitol. Police found shotgun shells in the back of Frantz’s vehicle and arrested him, according to the report reviewed by CNN. The 20-year-old was charged with possession of unregistered ammunition, a violation of D.C. firearm and ammunition possession restrictions. An aide for Cruz told CNN that Frantz has been placed on...
  • Meaning of Firearm Cartridge Designation Number

    06/03/2018 9:44:42 PM PDT · by txnativegop · 30 replies
    Me
    Do any FReepers know the meaning of the cartridge designation SAA on the European Cartridge Research Association website?
  • Hornady refuses to sell ammo to NY agencies after Cuomo gun initiative

    04/30/2018 2:17:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    guns.com ^ | April 30, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Founded in 1949, Hornady Manufacturing Company is a family owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. (Photo: Hornady)Ammunition giant Hornady is cutting off government buyers in New York over an order by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to financial services companies regarding gun politics. Steve Hornady, the company’s president of manufacturing, announced on social media on Friday that the ammo maker will halt sales of their products to Cuomo’s state government or agencies in the Empire State. The move comes after an order directed by Cuomo earlier last month that cautioned banks, insurance companies and lenders against involvement with the...
  • 4 tanks destroyed, 5 soldiers killed in Azaz (Syria)

    02/11/2018 4:07:08 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    ANF News - AFRIN ^ | Sunday, 11 Feb 2018, 19:57 | ANF AFRIN
    Details of the action carried out by SDF fighters against the Turkish army and allied gangs are emerging. 4 tanks of the Turkish army have been destroyed and 5 Turkish soldiers have been killed in Azaz as a result of an action by fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). On the other hand, an ammunition depot of the invading forces has been destroyed. Video at link.
  • CA Ammunition Controls Force Temporary Halt to Walmart Ammo Sales

    01/19/2018 4:16:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Newly implemented ammunition controls forced a temporary halt to ammo sales at 131 Walmart stores throughout California. On January 1, 2018, Breitbart News reported that California’s ammunition controls took effect. These controls require that all ammunition be purchased in-state and that those purchases be conducted via a California-approved dealer. Moreover, an individual must secure a “California vendor license” to be recognized as a California-approved ammunition dealer. This means that if the state is delayed in issuing the licenses dealers will necessarily be unable to sell ammunition.
  • .22 LR on Shelves 3.6 Cents per Round

    12/26/2017 5:25:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The .22 LR bubble is over. With the Trump Presidency, gun owners are no longer worried that ammunition might be hard to find in the indefinite future. I visited the WalMart in Northern Dallas on the corner of Marsh Lane  and Frankford Rd. It has had more ammunition available, at lower prices, than the others I have visited in Arizona and Texas. As seen in the photo, take on December 20, 2017, Federal bulk packs of 550 rounds of 36 grain high velocity .22 Long Rifle cartridges were priced at $19.94.  According to my calculator 1994/550 is 3.62 cents...
  • HELP! Where Can I find a PDF list of DWM Cartridge Numbers?

    11/12/2017 8:22:20 AM PST · by txnativegop · 13 replies
    November 12, 2017 | me
    Where can I find a pdf list of DWM cartridge numbers?I had such a pdf on my old computer but it died unexpectedly and to my everlasting shame, I did not have a back up copy of the list.I have tried to find the list on the internet again, but I have been unable to do so.
  • .22 LR Prices Below Four Cents Per Round

    11/02/2017 5:22:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Is the scarcity of .22 LR ammunition over? In this screenshot from an online ammunition search engine, you can see that .22 LR ammunition prices have dropped below 4 cents a round in some cases.Federal American Eagle is as low as 3.8 cents per round, the Federal champion 510 round is just under 4 cents a round, and there are several offerings of Aquila Super Extra Standard Velocity from 3.7 cents to 4 cents a round. The  3.8 cents per round Federal American Eagle ammunition is available at Ammo King. The 3.7 cents per round Aquila Super Extra .22...
  • The USAF's AC-130W Gunships Are in Desperate Need of Special Ammunition

    10/17/2017 6:50:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    thedrive.com/ ^ | 10/12/2017 | Joseph Trevithick
    The U.S. Army has made an urgent purchase of a specific type of 30mm cannon shells on behalf of U.S. Special Operations Command. Without the ammunition, the service said the U.S. Air Force’s AC-130W Stinger II gunships would be forced to use alternative rounds that would be unacceptably inaccurate and dangerously unreliable. In June 2017, the Army approved a plan to purchase up to 200,000 PGU-46/B 30mm cannon rounds from Orbital ATK. The service did not publicly disclose the total potential dollar value of the contract, but had to issue a so-called justification and approval document to explain why they...
  • House Dems propose bills to stop online ammo sales, ban mags

    10/14/2017 4:05:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 10/13/17 | Chris Eger
    House Democrats have introduced a number of new gun control measures in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.Among the proposals are HR.3962 to ban online ammunition sales, H.R. 4025 requiring gun dealers to report the sale of two or more rifles to the same person in a five-day period, and HR. 4052, which would ban magazines able to hold greater than 10 rounds.“Several of my colleagues and I have introduced commonsense legislation that, if enacted, would reduce gun violence and the tragic impact it has on our communities,” said U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, the New...
  • With all the Flooding: What about Submerged Ammunition?

    09/18/2017 12:16:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    With the recent impact of two hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, on the United States, there is going to be a lot of ammunition that was submerged for some time.To prevent damage, many people keep ammunition in waterproof ammo cans. They tend to work very well, if the can is not submerged more than a few feet. Not everyone stores ammunition in ammo cans, and the cans can be damaged or leak.The two storms flooded tens of thousands of houses. A recent survey showed that about half of the homes in the United States have a gun owner living in...
  • CCI opens new .22 Rimfire Production Facility in Idaho

    08/15/2017 1:08:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    .22 Rimfire case block being filled and checked at old CCI plant in Lewiston, Idaho Vista Outdoors opened their new rimfire production facility in Lewiston, Idaho on 10 August, 2017. The new facility covers 37,000 square feet. Vista Oudoors owns the CCI and Federal ammunition brands. They are major suppliers of .22 rimfire ammunition for the United States. The CCI facility in Lewiston, Idaho has been running almost non-stop to attempt to meet demand in the United States for the last four years. It produces about 4 million .22 rimfire rounds a day. To meed the increased structural demand...
  • Vista Outdoor cuts Eight more Positions at Lewiston, Idaho Facility

    07/07/2017 9:03:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Ammunition demand has continued to drop.  Vista Outdoor provides a large proportion of the North American ammunition market with its CCI and Federal brands. Most of the production is at plants in Lewiston, Idaho and in Anoka, Minnesota. The Anoka facility laid off 130 employees in March. Lewiston laid off 15 salaried employees in February, and dropped 10 more positions through attrition. Now 8 more salaried employees have been laid off. From 4-traders.com: June 27--Eight more Lewiston Vista Outdoor positions have been cut, casualties of a decline in ammunition purchases following November's presidential election. The salaried employees were in...