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  • The Great Ammo Shortage Of 2021: Will Hunting Season Be Impacted?

    07/29/2021 11:05:54 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 47 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 7/29/2021 | Peter Suciu
    Normally August and early September are when sport shooters and hunters head to the range to prepare for the upcoming season, but this year that could be a problem. Firearms sales have remained strong this summer, dipping only slightly from last year’s record-breaking sales, but the problem is that ammunition has continued to remain in short supply. “Everything is difficult right now,” Dave Larsen, manager of Doug’s Shoot’n Sports of Taylorsville, Utah, told local news channel KUTV.
  • Top 10 Reasons You Should Just Turn Your Guns Over To The Government TODAY

    07/26/2021 2:43:38 PM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 07/26/2021 | Babylon Bee
    So, you still have guns in your house, huh? First of all, shame on you. Second of all, we realize you may be slightly hesitant about just turning them all over to the government, so we put together a list of reasons (out of the hundreds of reasons) you should just turn in your guns right now. Read and learn, you bitter clinger! 1) The government is very trustworthy and would never hurt anyone: Also, they have nukes. Resistance is futile. Just hand 'em over! 2) With your gun safe empty, you now have a neat place to hide when...
  • Can't Find Any Ammo? Prices Sky High? Its Happened Before.

    07/15/2021 3:14:01 PM PDT · by Onthebrink · 47 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 7/15/2021 | Peter Suciu
    Baseball legend Yogi Berra reportedly once proclaimed, “It’s like déjà vu all over again,” and while a bit of a redundancy, many shooters may be feeling such a sensation when heading to buy ammunition. The great ammunition shortage of 2021, along with high prices if you do find any, won’t likely end anytime soon–and it is unlikely to be contained to a single year.
  • Guns and ammo now tax-free in West Virginia

    07/02/2021 1:47:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    WOWKTV ^ | 7/01/21 | Audra Laskey
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - Starting July 1, all small firearms and ammunition bought in West Virginia will no longer contain a sales tax. “If you are going to buy that $2,000 riffle, it’s going to be $120 cheaper here in West Virginia than compared to our neighboring states,” said Delegate Gary Howell, (R) District 56. This law was formed in House Bill 2499, which was passed during this year’s legislative session to promote business by exempting sales taxes for consumers. With more than 5 million first-time new gun owners in just 2020, gun stores like this in West Virginia hope...
  • National ammunition shortage continues; police departments also feeling the squeeze

    06/19/2021 6:19:39 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 33 replies
    Just the News ^ | June 19, 2021 | Daniel Payne
    Even police departments are feeling the squeeze of the U.S.’s historic ammo shortage, a crunch that began last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ratcheted up during the Black Lives Matter-led demonstrations last summer, and has not let up since. Police from Detroit to Florida to Illinois have all reported struggling to acquire ammunition for basic police work like range-training exercises. Chief John Blair of the Taylor Police Department in Michigan recently said his officer’s firearm proficiency is tested three times a year, but one test had to be canceled because of the ammunition shortage. The COVID pandemic also cut down...
  • Millions of rounds of ammunition stolen on Mexican highway

    06/12/2021 11:25:35 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 37 replies ^ | Jun 11, 2021 a | Y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>A company representative said about 98.5% of the millions of rounds of ammo stolen earlier this week were .22 caliber, which is seldom used by Mexican drug cartels.</p><p>The .22 rounds are used mainly in rifles for target practice or extremely small game. Mexican cartels prefer larger, high-velocity ammunition for AK-47 and AR-15 rifles or 9 mm weapons.</p>
  • The Great Ammo Shortage (And Price Spike) Of 2021: When Will It End?

    06/07/2021 10:59:40 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 63 replies ^ | 6/7/2021 | Peter Suciu
    Anyone looking to “load up” or even to replenish their supply of ammunition will likely have to remain patient – at least for a while longer. The “great ammo shortage” that began last year isn’t going to end anytime soon, and according to market research conducted by Southwick Associates shortages of ammunition will continue throughout the rest of 2021. Why an Ammo Shortage? If you’re finding it hard to purchase ammunition right now, you’re not alone and that is a reminder of the basic supply and demand problem. Demand simply continues to outpace supply – even as some of the...
  • The Great Ammo Shortage Of 2021: No End In Sight?

    05/05/2021 6:57:51 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 46 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 5/4/2021 | Peter Suciu
    The great ammo shortage that began last year will likely continue at least into early 2022, or perhaps even later. Shelves at firearm retailers have largely remained empty, and ammunition continues to sell out as fast as it comes in. It isn’t uncommon to see customers lined up at large retailers and even trekking to remote gun shops in the hopes of finding any ammunition. Increasingly, the lines for ammunition have become to resemble holiday shopping for that must-have toy of the season. The situation is not any better online, where retailers also quickly sell out of their stock. In...
  • War On Guns: New Jersey Could Soon Require Ammo To Be Microstamped

    04/20/2021 6:00:47 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 39 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 4/19/2021 | Peter Suciu
    The measures proposed include only giving firearms permits to residents who successfully pass gun safety classes, as well as raising the purchasing age for long guns including rifles and shotguns from eighteen to twenty-one. Other proposals would require that all firearms be locked up in homes, the microstamping of ammunition to make it easier to trace, and the creation of an electronic database of all ammunition sold. Murphy has also called for a ban on all .50 caliber firearms and he would require that anyone moving to New Jersey to register their firearms. The governor also called for a bill...
  • Is the Ammo Shortage Over?

    04/17/2021 9:29:49 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 85 replies
    Powerline Bog ^ | April 17, 2021 | John Hinderaker
    For quite a while, I have only been able to buy ammunition through the range where I am a member. The limit was one 50-round box, barely enough for a range session. But a couple of weeks ago that quota was raised to three boxes. Then, yesterday, I got an email from the range saying that this morning, members would be able to buy a 1,000-round case of 9 mm.
  • The Great Ammo Shortage Of 2021 Isn’t Go Away

    04/08/2021 5:35:55 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 48 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 4/8/2021 | Peter Suciu
    A year into a global pandemic has been good for gun sales, but the fear isn’t just Covid-19, warned Wahl. “First of all, the government has scared the people,” Wahl told the Fergus Falls Journal. “Everyone is real afraid they won’t be able to find it so they are stocking up. They walk into stores and buy everything they can see. You’ll find it on the Internet at about four times the normal price.” As first-time buyers rushed to purchase a firearm they also bought ammunition, and the downside for shooters is that it drove up ammunition prices to levels...
  • A host of states are seeking to loosen controls on guns

    03/24/2021 2:04:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    AP via Iron Mountain Daily News ^ | 3/24/21 | Geoff Mulvihill
    Mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado that left at least 18 people dead since last week are reigniting calls from gun control advocates for tighter restrictions on buying firearms and ammunition. But with Democrats in control of the federal government, gun rights advocates have been persuading Republican-run state legislatures to go the other way, making it easier to obtain and carry guns. How are the politics of gun legislation playing out in the United States this year? Here’s the breakdown: PROSPECTS MIXED FOR LEGISLATION This month, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives adopted measures to expand background checks to all...
  • Where are good locations to buy, sell, and trade guns and ammo? [Vanity]

    03/21/2021 8:40:53 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 70 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | March 21, 2021 | Reno89519
    It seems that there are less and less places where we can buy and sell firearms and ammunition. Do you have any recommendations?
  • If You Think the Ammo Shortage is Bad, Consider This

    03/19/2021 11:01:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies ^ | March 15, 2021 | Brian McCombie
    Ammunition companies have not been able to keep up with consumer demand. There are many reasons for this. In 2020, over eight million Americans bought their first gun. These people now need ammo. Others are stockpiling. It’s hard to blame them, as we now have President Joe Biden (D), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) all saying they want to pass new gun-control laws.But if you think the shortage is bad now, just imagine if these politicians got one more thing they want: a repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce...
  • Pricey Bullets: 5 Most Expensive Ammo Calibers

    03/01/2021 7:16:53 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 36 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 3/1/2021 | Peter Suciu
    Of course, nothing comes close to the cost of a single shell used for the cannon originally designed for the U.S. Navy’s USS Zumwalt, which came in at an estimated $800,000 each and made the gun too expensive to operate. However, there still some are calibers that are so expensive that shooters may want to think twice before ever squeezing the trigger. When shooting these rounds you can expect that it will be a costly day at the range. (Note: many of the prices below could be much higher due to what seem like regional price increases due to the...
  • How Much is Enough? Ammo

    02/25/2021 9:48:03 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 138 replies
    I don't want to know how much ammo you have, rather general ideas as to how much ammo think they should have on hand to feel comfortable for each type of gun? Especially with a trend towards potential anti-gun legislation. Ex:.38 revolver and recommend 500 rounds or AR15 5.56 and 1,000 rounds.
  • Michigan Ammo Maker: No Bullets For Biden Voters

    02/14/2021 10:58:13 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 48 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 12 Feb, 2021 | Cam Edwards
    Ammunition is a precious commodity these days, but gun owners who cast their vote for Democrat Joe Biden shouldn’t expect to find anything available from Michigan-based manufacturer Fenix Ammunition. The company is still producing ammo every day, but they’re also giving the cold shoulder to Biden voters by declaring them unwanted and unwelcome customers. The ammo maker elaborated on its position in a series of tweets on Thursday, explaining that, while they’re perfectly willing to have a conversation with those who voted for Biden, they’re not interested in doing business with them. First question – are we serious? Yes, we...
  • U.S. Gun Sales Last Month Crushed Records

    02/04/2021 11:46:52 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 31 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 2/4/2021 | Peter Suicu
    In total there were more than 21 million background checks conducted last year, compared to just over 13 million in 2019, and while there has been a steady increase yearly of around 8 percent, 2020 saw that significant jump. According to data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), while December saw a 24 percent increase in year-over-year sales, just after the election in November sales jumped by 49 percent from the prior year.
  • The God Particle[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/03/2021 2:57:29 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 2-3-21 | Holy Spirit
    THE GOD PARTICLE "God of Wonders" Biometric wonderments describes the vastness of my ability to transcend time and space for Eternity(IAM) "IS" My slide rule and plumb line while understanding is interscoped through the prism I call wisdom faceted in knowledge weighed intrinsically upon truth as it bears all in an eternal manner and sphere therefore the outcome is always miraculous and in this mystery you shall find my name EL ELYON . . . Judges 13:16-18 16And the angel of the LORD replied, “Even if I stay, I will not eat your food. But if you prepare a burnt...
  • Gun, ammo sales surged in 2020 — and turmoil around the election starts 2021 off the same way

    01/25/2021 5:18:47 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 37 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 1/25/2021 | John Hayes
    In 2020, Americans responded to perceived threats by breaking firearm sales records. In the new year, turmoil over the sanctity of the vote and fears that a new president might keep far-reaching gun-control campaign promises sparked a new rash of firearm sales. Gun manufacturers’ supply lines in January are stretched thin. In Pittsburgh and across the country, retailers are struggling to meet demand, and some ammunition is hard to find.