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  • American manufacturers race to relieve a pandemic-triggered ammo shortage

    11/25/2021 9:11:42 AM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 62 replies
    The Economist ^ | Nov 27 2021 Edition
    Soaring demand for guns and ammunition comes from a range of demographic groups Just two companies, Vista Outdoor and Olin Corp, meet the bulk of America’s demand for ammunition, and chiefly through two long-established brands. Remington, part of Vista, was founded in 1816, and Winchester Ammunition, owned by Olin Corp, started in 1866. Because of soaring demand for bullets, both firms are enjoying the sort of heady growth that only new businesses usually enjoy. Three times a day, queues of pick-up trucks appear outside Remington’s ammunition plant on the outskirts of Little Rock, Arkansas, to bear away the fruits of...
  • Custom Ammo Company Engraves ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ on Bullet Casing

    11/16/2021 7:23:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 11/16/2021 | Shane Trejo
    Fenix Ammunition, a bulk ammo supplier based in Novi, Mich., is printing “Lets Go Brandon” on specialized bullet casing for sale.Fenix CEO Justin Nazaroff told the Metro Times that the bullets are made out of “previously fired brass cases” and cannot actually be fired. They are intended to be a novelty item sold by the patriotic ammo company.
  • Illinois Supreme Court Rules Unconstitutional Tax on Guns and Ammo

    10/24/2021 11:34:41 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 40 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10-23-21 | Lorenz Duchamps
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled on Oct. 21 that two taxes on guns and ammunition in Cook County violate the state’s constitution because they affect law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment right to acquire firearms for self-defense. Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis wrote in a 6–0 decision that the taxes violate the constitution’s uniformity clause, while also pointing out that the revenue from the generated tax isn’t directed toward funds or programs that reduce gun violence. “While the taxes do not directly burden a law-abiding citizen’s right to use a firearm for self-defense, they do directly burden a law-abiding citizen’s right...
  • “The Left’s Worst Nightmare”

    09/18/2021 7:51:13 AM PDT · by kingtom · 50 replies
    NRA ^ | 9-18-21 | king tom
    NRA Drops Atomic BOMB On The Left With New Ad. I discovered that the Left had lied to me about guns, so I went out and bought a gun to protect myself and family, but was unable to buy bullets to practice with because the Right has a lot of hoarders”.
  • Ammunition inventory slowly returns

    09/10/2021 4:19:55 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 28 replies
    News-Press NOW ^ | 9/10/2021 | Reed Gregory
    With hunting season around the corner, ammunition shortages remain an issue, although dealers are seeing signs of improvement. The COVID-19 pandemic affected inventory levels across multiple industries, and ammunition and firearms were no exception. Scott Sutton, general manager of American Gold Mine, said although ammunition is returning to shelves, it’s still hard to get. “It’s been really tough,” Sutton said. “Hunting ammo is still not the easiest thing to come up with. We always try to keep some for guns, because it is really hard to sell a gun if you don’t have the ammo for it.” While people stocking...
  • Ammo Alone Won’t Keep You Safe. Here’s What To Do When It’s Hard To Find

    09/08/2021 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 8, 2021 | Mark Overstreet
    The Biden administration’s decision to stop the importation of ammunition from Russia has some supporters of the right to arms chafing, but its effect can easily be minimized.The Biden administration’s decision to stop the importation of ammunition from Russia—which it claims is in retaliation for that country’s attempted assassination of a political opposition figure—has some supporters of the right to arms chafing. However, it is relatively inconsequential, the ammunition shortage it compounds has been mostly the fault of hoarders, and its effect can easily be minimized.Biden’s decision is relatively inconsequential because, first, it pales in comparison to everything else he,...
  • Ammo Is Scarce And Prices Are Insane: Is Hunting Season In Trouble?

    09/03/2021 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 54 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 9/3/2021 | Peter Suciu
    “The ammunition problem isn’t new. It’s been a market factor for well over a year and is rooted in the extraordinarily high number of firearms that were sold over the past 18 months,” the trade lobby group for the firearms industry added. “Firearm sales skyrocketed starting in March 2020 and set an all-time high record that year, topping out at 21 million background checks for the sale of a gun. NSSF surveys revealed that 40 percent of those sales were for first-time gun buyers, an injection of over 8.4 million new owners. That pace hasn’t slowed, and through August of...
  • Joe Biden's Russian Ammo Ban: A Backdoor Attack on the Second Amendment?

    08/30/2021 8:18:58 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 28 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 8/30/2021 | Peter Suciu
    Now Biden is seeking to punish gun owners and at the same time chastise Russia by further banning the importation of firearms ammunition even as the country faces the greatest shortage of cartridges it has ever seen. “New and pending permit applications for the permanent importation of firearms and ammunition manufactured or located in Russia will be subject to a policy of denial,” the U.S. State Department announced last week. The start date for the “ban” would begin on September 7, 2021, while the sanctions are expected to be in place for a minimum of twelve months. The sanctions were...
  • Joe Biden Is Banning The Import Of Russian Bullets: Will Ammo Prices Spike?

    08/24/2021 8:05:59 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 26 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 8/24/2021 | Peter Suciu
    Last week, the White House announced that it would stop approving new permits to import Russian-made firearms as well as ammunition. The ban, which is part of a new round of sanctions against the Russian government over its alleged poisoning and imprisoning of dissident Aleksey Navalny, is set to go into effect on Sept. 7, 2021. “Pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (the CBW Act), the United States will impose a second round of sanctions on the Russian Federation over its use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent in the August 2020 poisoning...
  • Biden triggers attack on U.S. ammo supplies Wants to banish supplies of ammunition that come from one country

    08/24/2021 7:40:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 8/23/2021 | Bob Unruh
    The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action is warning of more potential shortages of ammunition since the Joe Biden administration is banning the importation of Russian ammo. The organization confirmed word has come from Biden's Department of State that a ban on importation of Russian ammunition is looming. The federal department said, "New and pending permit applications for the permanent importation of firearms and ammunition manufactured or located in Russia will be subject to a policy of denial." The policy appears to prohibit the importation of both firearms and ammo, but those firearms already were heavily restricted, which means...
  • Why Ammo Prices Could Soon Go Higher Thanks to Joe Biden

    08/23/2021 7:43:22 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 34 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 8/23/2021 | Peter Suciu
    On Friday, the White House announced that it would stop approving new permits to import Russian-made firearms as well as ammunition. The ban, which is part of a new round of sanctions against the Russian government over its alleged poisoning and imprisoning of dissident Aleksey Navalny, is set to go into effect on Sept. 7, 2021.
  • Mad You Can’t Find Ammo? Don’t Blame The ‘Bullet’ Factories.

    08/19/2021 7:39:39 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 22 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 8/19/2021 | Peter Suciu
    Last year Vista Outdoors paid $81.4 million for Remington’s ammo business, after the Remington Outdoor Company – the nation’s oldest firearms manufacturer – filed for bankruptcy. Part of the acquisition of the Remington brand included the 750,000 square foot of manufacturing space on 1,200 acres in Lonoke. The facility in Lonoke now employs a little more than 1,000 people, and has been looking to even hire hundreds more. To keep the lines running, the plant has implemented a social-distancing protocol, which includes staggered break times to reduce crowd size. Additionally, a full-time nurse is at the site to ensure that...
  • .22LR: The Most Popular Bullet In America?

    08/10/2021 7:54:59 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 52 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 8/10/2021 | Peter Suciu
    While many other popular calibers, including 9mm, have risen in price during the great ammo shortage of 2021; .22 LR has increased but not nearly as significantly. It is now possible to find a box of 400 rounds (Browning HP 36 grains 1280 fps) for less than $140 – just about $0.03 a round according to a recent survey of offerings found on When compared to the 5.56 NATO or .223 cartridges for the AR-15, which can be well over a $1 per round, it is easy to see why some shooters are buying an AR chambered for .22...
  • 1 Million Rounds A Day: Could Remington’s Comeback End The Great Ammo Shortage?

    08/05/2021 10:52:55 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 28 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 8/5/2021 | Peter Suciu
    The shuttering of its ammunition factories contributed in part to this year’s ammunition shortage. Production had been halted at the start of the pandemic, and then remained idle during the bankruptcy. However, the Remington brand name was bought by Vista Outdoors, which now produces several types of ammunition. It took several months, but the old Remington facility in Lonoke, Arkansas is now up and running, almost at full capacity, Outdoor Life reported. It hired back hundreds of former and new employees and is now producing upwards of a million rounds every day.
  • 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>