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  • Pentagon Seeks Ways To Buy Munitions For Conflict With China Under Defense Budget

    03/13/2023 3:11:54 PM PDT · by Conservativetpa · 59 replies
    The Free Press-Tampa ^ | 03/13/2023 | Micaela Burrow
    Officials said Monday the Pentagon seeks to overhaul the way it buys munitions, requesting $30.6 billion in funding from Congress to scale up orders for the varieties of weapons needed to confront China. Surging security assistance to Ukraine has depleted U.S. weapons stockpiles and exposed a need to rethink how the Pentagon procures short, medium, and long-range munitions from defense...
  • U.S. could face possible weapons shortage as it continues to supply military aid to Ukraine, war game shows

    02/23/2023 5:21:58 PM PST · by McGruff · 75 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 23, 2023 | David Martin
    With the war in Ukraine entering its second year — and the U.S. continuing to provide the embattled country with military aid in the form of rockets, guns and ammunition — the Pentagon is stepping up production of critically-needed supplies. Cancian said Ukraine's use of artillery shells far outstrips the Pentagon's capacity to make them. Precision-fired munitions for the long-range HIMARS system are another need, so Lockheed Martin is gearing up to turn out one new rocket every 10 minutes at its plant in Arkansas. And with the U.S. struggling to keep Ukraine supplied in its fight against a decrepit...
  • NATO Chief: Ukraine Using Ammunition Faster Than West Can Make It

    02/13/2023 9:39:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02-13-2023 | BREITBART LONDON
    BRUSSELS (AP) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Monday that Ukraine is using up ammunition far faster than its allies can provide it and putting pressure on Western defense industries, just as Russia ramps up its military offensive. “The war in Ukraine is consuming an enormous amount of munitions and depleting allied stockpiles,” Stoltenberg said. “The current rate of Ukraine´s ammunition expenditure is many times higher than our current rate of production. This puts our defense industries under strain.” According to some estimates, Ukraine is firing up to 6,000-7,000 artillery shells each day, around a third of the daily amount...
  • Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine

    01/26/2023 9:03:18 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 142 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 24, 2023 | John Ismay and Eric Lipton
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is racing to boost its production of artillery shells by 500 percent within two years, pushing conventional ammunition production to levels not seen since the Korean War as it invests billions of dollars to make up for shortfalls caused by the war in Ukraine and to build up stockpiles for future conflicts. The effort, which will involve expanding factories and bringing in new producers, is part of “the most aggressive modernization effort in nearly 40 years” for the U.S. defense industrial base, according to an Army report. The new investment in artillery production is in part...
  • Employee killed while confronting shoplifter taking ammunition, authorities say

    12/22/2022 7:11:18 PM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 32 replies
    7KPLC News ^ | 12-22-22 | Camruinn Morgan-Rumsey, Paige Hill, Jordan Gartner
    HALLS, Tenn. (WVLT/Gray News) - Tennessee authorities say a store employee has died in a robbery Thursday morning. According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a Rural King retail store regarding a shooting at about 10:30 a.m. Authorities said the shooting occurred after a man was attempting to take ammunition and other items from the store when an employee intervened. WVLT reports the alleged shoplifter and employee got into a struggle with the suspect shooting and killing the worker. Authorities said the suspected shooter took off from the scene after the shooting. The sheriff’s office did not...
  • Oahu’s only public shooting range closed indefinitely as probe into possible lead contamination begins

    10/30/2022 2:48:21 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 45 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | October 27, 2022 | Allyson Blair
    The city confirms nine of the 10 staff members at the shooting complex have lead levels above the normal range. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- The city has no timeline for when Oahu’s only public shooting range will reopen as an investigation into elevated lead levels in the majority of workers at the facility begins. The city confirmed nine of 10 staff members at the shooting complex who were tested have lead levels above the normal range. Two additional staff members declined to get tested. A timeline of exactly when the city first became aware current employees had been exposed to lead...
  • Heller Wins Against DC Ammunition Restrictions

    09/21/2022 4:41:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 17, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On June 30, 2022, the Heller Foundation, along with Dick Heller and Charles W. Nesby, filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and § 1988 lawsuit against the District of Columbia. The claim is that 24 DCMR § 2343.1 of the District code is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. The section limits how much ammunition an individual may carry for the purposes of self-defense in DC. 24 DCMR § 2343.1 2343.1A person issued a concealed carry license by the Chief, while carrying the pistol, shall not carry more ammunition than is required to fully load the pistol twice, and in no...
  • Ukraine War Is Depleting U.S. Ammunition Stockpiles, Sparking Pentagon Concern

    09/09/2022 8:44:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/09/2022 | By Gordon Lubold, Nancy A. Youssef and Ben Kesling
    WASHINGTON—The war in Ukraine has depleted American stocks of some types of ammunition and the Pentagon has been slow to replenish its arsenal, sparking concerns among U.S. officials that American military readiness could be jeopardized by the shortage. The U.S. has during the past six months supplied Ukraine with 16 U.S. rocket launchers, known as Himars, thousands of guns, drones, missiles and other equipment. Much of that, including ammunition, has come directly from U.S. inventory, depleting stockpiles intended for unexpected threats, defense officials say. One of the most lethal weapons the Pentagon has sent are howitzers that fire high-explosive 155mm...
  • The IRS Already Spent Over $20 Million On Military Equipment And Ammo.

    08/20/2022 2:41:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    National Pulse ^ | AUGUST 17, 2022 | Natalie Winters
    The Internal Revenue Service has spent tens of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars purchasing guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment. Reports of the agency’s massive spend on weapons and combat equipment appear to be at odds with its stated purpose of “providing America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities.” It also resurfaces as President Joe Biden deploying 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents to audit Americans. Prior to the minting of President Biden’s nearly 100,000 new IRS agents, the agency already had a sizable budget, of which tens of millions of dollars had...

    08/13/2022 7:11:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies ^ | 8/13/2022 | LAURA RAMIREZ
    The IRS has received massive backlash from Republicans after setting specific requirements requiring new agents to be armed and use “deadly force.” As previously reported by RSBN, IRS agents are expected to “maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life-threatening situations” and “carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.” Agents must also “be willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments,” luring heavy criticism from Republicans. The agency is seeking to hire 87,000 new agents after the Senate passed the Democrat-led Inflation Reduction Act, allocating...
  • When did .22 Shorts Become More Expensive than .22 LR?

    07/23/2022 6:51:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | July 13, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The short answer is: 1987. .22 Short rimfire cartridges became more expensive than .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridges in 1987. They have remained more expensive since then.This correspondent has been able to obtain manufacturer price list information for .22 Shorts from 1911 to 1996, and .22 Long Rifle ammunition from 1911 to 2022. That is 111 years of pricing history. Of the 111 years, this correspondent was able to collect data for 70 individual years. There are enough data points to give shape to the curve.There are several ways to measure the value of money, and how it changes over...
  • Rep. Gaetz introduces bill to ban IRS from acquiring ammunition

    07/05/2022 4:16:02 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies ^ | 7/1/2022 | Sophie Mann
    The IRS has reportedly spent $725,000 this year on ammo. Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has introduced a bill to disarm the Internal Revenue Service. Along with fellow Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Jeff Duncan (S.C.), and Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Gaetz is pushing the "Disarm the IRS Act," which would prohibit the IRS from acquiring (by purchase or otherwise) any ammunition. The bill arrives following Gaetz's discovery that this year alone the IRS has spent $725,000 on ammunition. Odd timing, he says, considering the nationwide shortage of ammo and Biden administration's stated animosity toward gun rights. "Here's the Biden...
  • US Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service Purchases Up To $700K Of Ammunition

    06/19/2022 11:20:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies ^ | Open |
    Awarding Agency: Department of the Treasury (TREAS) Recipient: VISTA OUTDOOR SALES LLC 1 VISTA WAY ANOKA, MN 55303-6794 Congressional District: MN-06 UNITED STATES
  • White House Moves to Strangle U.S. Ammunition Supply

    06/19/2022 6:59:43 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 50 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | Thursday, June 16, 2022 | NRA Staff
    Last night, news broke that the Biden Administration is taking behind-the-scenes steps to further strangle the already constricted market for ammunition in the United States. The move could result in a reduction of the commercial production of 5.56 caliber ammunition by over thirty percent. *snip* Supplies would undoubtedly plummet and prices would undoubtedly skyrocket, putting the availability of ammunition for self-defense, training, and competition out of reach to many Americans. *snip* Keane on Wednesday night published a tweet, which stated: “The U.S. Military is actively considering shutting down the sale [of] M855/SS109 ammo from Lake City to the commercial market.”...
  • We’re almost out of ammunition and relying on western arms, says Ukraine

    06/10/2022 8:20:08 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 10, 2022 | Isobel Koshiw
    Ukraine’s deputy head of military intelligence has said Ukraine is losing against Russia on the frontlines and is now almost solely reliant on weapons from the west to keep Russia at bay. “This is an artillery war now,” said Vadym Skibitsky, deputy head of Ukraine’s military intelligence. The frontlines were now where the future would be decided, he told the Guardian, “and we are losing in terms of artillery”. “Everything now depends on what [the west] gives us,” said Skibitsky. “Ukraine has one artillery piece to 10 to 15 Russian artillery pieces. Our western partners have given us about 10%...
  • 111 years of .22 LR Rimfire Prices

    06/08/2022 5:24:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | June 4, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The author has been interested in the historical costs of .22 rimfire cartridges since childhood. Starting in early adolescence, and continuing for many years, the value of things and time was measured in .22 cartridges. It was a simple calculation, an easy comparison. From that era, 1964 to the present, .22 Long Rifle cartridge list prices, converted to constant unskilled labor dollars, have been fairly stable. The unskilled labor number is based on the time it takes for an unskilled laborer to earn the same purchasing power for a particular year. It took about 146 hours (about two weeks, 12...
  • Ammo Prices Going Down? Federal .22 at Walmart, 6.5 cents/rd

    05/24/2022 4:27:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | May 20, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2020, demand for ammunition grew. Ammunition became difficult to find. Ammunition prices shot up. Record gun sales were recorded in 2020 and 2021. We were in another ammunition supply bubble. The ammunition bubble may be starting to leak. At the local Walmart, on May 19, 2022, there were about 20 thousand rounds of Federal Automatch in 325 round bulk packs. At $21.16 per 325 rounds, that is 6.51 cents per round, significantly lower than this correspondent has seen for months. The Automatch has generally received good reviews for reliability and accuracy, when used for the ordinary tasks a .22...
  • ‘I need ammunition, not a ride’: Zelensky declines US evacuation offer

    02/25/2022 10:38:13 PM PST · by Renfrew · 72 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb 25, 2022
    The US government offered to evacuate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from Kyiv — but he declined. “The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride,” Zelensky said, The Associated Press reported, citing a senior American intelligence official with direct knowledge of the conversation. Zelensky, 44, instead chose to remain in Ukraine’s capital as Russian forces brought the fight to the city streets, where gunfire and explosions were heard overnight Friday into Saturday.
  • SHOT Show MKS Supply, Barnaul (Russian) Ammo Imports

    01/26/2022 7:31:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 21, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    MKS range position with Barnaul Ammunition Shot Show 2022 U.S.A. –-(– At the Industry Day at the Range, Shot Show 2022, I was able to talk with Charles Brown, President of MKS Supply. Their position on the firing line was on the West end of the range positions.There were several cases of Barnaul ammunition on display. As Russian ammunition has been sanctioned by the Biden administration, Mr. Brown was asked about the effect on his ability to supply ammunition to the American market.The company is required to submit Form 6’s to import ammunition. The forms are submitted long in advance....
  • 'Jamie's Law' Would Mandate Background Check for Every Bullet You Buy

    11/24/2021 6:00:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 24, 2021 | Bob Barr
    For all the Left’s ongoing hoopla about the dire necessity for “common sense gun control,” nothing currently being proposed makes any more sense than measures already tried and failed. The American public has seen and heard it all before, and is even less interested in buying into it today than in years past. But the Left keeps trying. Their latest gambit is to attack ammunition purchases. Earlier this month, Democrats in the Florida legislature filed a bill they call “Jamie’s Law,” named after a victim in the 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The...