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  • 'Jamie's Law' Would Mandate Background Check for Every Bullet You Buy

    11/24/2021 6:00:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Shelf Life of .22 Rimfire Ammunition: Test of 65+ Year Old Ammo

    09/18/2021 5:50:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 15 Sept, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- How long can ammunition be stored before it degrades? Much depends on the storage conditions. With reasonable care, ammunition has a shelf life of many decades, as verified by tests done with military centerfire cartridges.But how long does .22 rimfire last before it starts to degrade? There has not been much systematic long-term storage testing of .22 rimfire. It tends to be used as an expendable item. Some people have found an old box or two of ammunition and checked it for viability.This correspondent was able to obtain a large cache of 65+-year-old .22 rimfire ammunition with a...
  • 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,...
  • Fact Sheet: United States Imposes Additional Costs on Russia for the Poisoning of Aleksey Navalny

    08/22/2021 10:17:04 PM PDT · by thegagline · 14 replies
    Department of State ^ | 08/20/2021 | Department of State
    CBW ACT SANCTIONS Description of Sanctions: 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 of Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny. New sanctions imposed today under the CBW Act include: Restrictions on the permanent imports of certain Russian firearms. 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....
  • US sanctions Russian firearms imports, missile-related technology exports to Moscow

    08/20/2021 6:18:11 PM PDT · by Levy78 · 18 replies
    TAAS Agency ^ | 8/20/21 | Unknown
    The sanctions "include a restriction on the permanent importation of firearms or ammunition manufactured or located in Russia pursuant to new or pending permit applications" WASHINGTON, August 20. /TASS/. The United States has slapped Russia with a second round of sanctions over the incident with blogger Alexey Navalny, restricting imports of firearms and ammunition from Russia as well as exports of nuclear and missile-related technology to that country, says a statement released by Spokesperson for the US Department of State Ned Price on Friday. It says that a second round of sanctions is imposed on Russia by the US Department...
  • Beginning September 7 Importation of Russian Ammunition will be Prohibited

    08/20/2021 2:48:55 PM PDT · by packagingguy · 75 replies
    Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson ^ | August 20, 2021 | Department of State
    Beginning September 7, 2021 importation of firearms and ammunition from Russia will be prohibited. The order will be effective for twelve months. Currently Russian ammunition accounts for 40% of sales in certain calibers.
  • Ammunition shelves bare as U.S. gun sales continue to soar

    08/01/2021 10:03:42 AM PDT · by karpov · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 31, 2021 | Martha Bellisle
    SEATTLE (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with record sales of firearms, has fueled a shortage of ammunition in the United States that’s impacting law enforcement agencies, people seeking personal protection, recreational shooters and hunters -- and could deny new gun owners the practice they need to handle their weapons safely. Manufacturers say they’re producing as much ammunition as they can, but many gun store shelves are empty and prices keep rising. Ammunition imports are way up, but at least one U.S. manufacturer is exporting ammo. All while the pandemic, social unrest and a rise in violent crime have prompted...
  • Mexican Bandits Steal 7 Million Rounds of Ammunition

    07/21/2021 4:34:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 19 July, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    On 10 June, 2021, it was reported that 7,114,500 rounds of sporting ammunition was stolen in the state of Guanajuato. The value of the ammunition was reported to be over 2.7 million dollars. This correspondent checked the reported value with market conditions in the United States. The value falls within retail prices during the current ammunition bubble. The event took place near the town of San Luis de la Paz, according to Milenio, here is the translation:In an unprecedented event, criminals in Guanajuato managed to steal such a quantity of ammunition when they attacked two cargo units that were circulating...
  • .22 Ammunition Spotted at Yuma Walmart 9 July 2021

    07/16/2021 7:00:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 12 July, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    .22 ammunition available at Yuma Walmart on 9 July, 2021 This correspondent was in a Walmart in Yuma, Arizona on 9 July 2021. Visits to Walmart have been regular, but sparse, about one every two to three weeks.When in Walmart, a quick look at the ammunition display is taken to see if there are any significant changes. There has been very little ammunition displayed for over a year. Common calibers have been in short supply, especially .22 rimfire.It was with considerable surprise these four boxes of .22 ammunition, 2 – 325 round boxes of Federal and 2- 333 round boxes...
  • 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
    19FortyFive.com ^ | 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...
  • Czechs say Russian retaliation stronger than expected, seeks EU solidarity

    04/19/2021 7:17:56 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 19 replies
    One America News ^ | April 19, 2021 | Robert Muller and Jan Lopatka
    The Czech Republic said on Monday Russia’s eviction of 20 Czech embassy employees in response to Prague’s expulsion of 18 Russian staff was a stronger than expected reaction and the government would consider further steps. Prague expelled the Russian diplomats on Saturday, saying it suspected that Russian intelligence had been involved in explosions at an ammunition depot in October and December 2014. Moscow has denied any of its agents were involved in the blast, which killed two people, branding the Czech stance a provocation. The row is the biggest between Prague and Moscow since the end of Soviet domination of...
  • 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?
  • “Toilet Paper Effect”: Americans Scramble For Ammo Amid Shortage

    01/22/2021 1:21:09 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Planet Free Will ^ | 1-22-2021
        It is certainly a sign of the times. In 2020, the FBI processed a record 39.7 million firearm background checks, the most recorded since the agency began keeping tabs in 1998. On top of that, checks exclusively related to the sale of firearms also reached a record high last year, totaling 21 million, according to firearm trade organization National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). The gun and ammo craze, which is being pinned on the COVID-19 crisis, the violent rioting that gripped major cities in recent months, and the new Biden administration, has anyone looking to get...
  • Here's What America's Largest Ammo Manufacturer Has to Say About the Shortage

    12/21/2020 6:57:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/21/2020 | Beth Baumann
    All across the country, millions of Americans are on the hunt for ammunition, either for self-defense, target practice, shooting sports or hunting. Sporting goods stores and small mom and pop businesses have had to severely limit how many rounds of ammo a person can buy at one time. Some have even went so far as to limit ammo solely to those who are purchasing a new firearm because of the shortage.Rumors have swirled through the Second Amendment community, particularly online, about Vista Outdoors, the parent company of Federal, Remington, CCI, and Speer Ammunition. Some have said that Vista Outdoors has...
  • Ammo costs going up again

    11/11/2020 7:35:43 PM PST · by RainMan · 77 replies
    Ammoseek ^ | 11/11/2020 | Self
    With all the news about what Biden plans to do regarding the 2nd Amendment, and how he has already reached out to BATF, I started thinking about topping off my supply. Sticker shock!! 3 months ago I purchased 1000 rounds of Federal P9HST1 for $750. Now that is going for $1,250. $1.25 for a hollow point 9mm, whodathunk!
  • Followup on Ammo Drop-off in La Crosse Wisconsin 24 October, 2020

    11/01/2020 3:46:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 30 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Screenshot from news8000 video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten On Saturday Morning, from 8 a.m. to noon, 24 October, 2020, the La Crosse Wisconsin landfill accepted ammunition from people who did not want it, and wished to dispose of it with them, rather than giving it to neighbors or friends. La Crosse is located on the Mississippi river, and is in the heart of prime Wisconsin deer and pheasant hunting territory. Fox squirrels abound in the woodlots bordering the cornfields common in the Wisconsin countryside. Geese are so plentiful, they have become a pest. The Mississippi flyway brings large...
  • Cheap Ammunition Event La Crosse Wisconsin – 24 Oct, 2020

    10/24/2020 4:45:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 22 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from La Crosse County website, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- La Crosse County, Wisconsin may have engineered a new event, the cheap ammunition event. Ammunition has often been accepted at gun turn-in events, though it is not paid for. Some excellent deals have been found for ammunition at these events. The event will be held at 3202 Berlin Drive, La Crosse.  It appears to be the local landfill, from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, the 24th of October. The La Crosse event is specifically organized to collect unwanted ammunition. The county states it often...
  • Sir, We Have No Ammunition - which general is he referring too?

    10/19/2020 4:36:14 PM PDT · by goodn'mad · 26 replies
    Right Side Network | October 19, 2020 | Vanity
    "A general, for whom I have zero respect, said to me, "Sir, we have no more ammunition.""
  • Arizona Ammunition Maker Facing $80-Million In Back Orders

    09/30/2020 9:13:20 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 81 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 09/20/2020 | Cam Edwards
    Just how bad is the ammo crunch right now? This bad. Scottsdale-based ammunition company Ammo Incorporated is facing an $80.1 million order backlog amid record demand for ammunition. “We’re working right now seven days a week, 24 hours a day in all the manufacturing plants,” said CEO Fred Wagenhals. Ouch. The good news, if there is any to be found here, is that ammunition companies like Ammo Incorporated are now investing millions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades to increase their output. If manufacturers felt like this was only a short-term run on ammunition, they might keep their cash in reserve...
  • Ammunition Smuggling to Mexico, 13 Thousand Rounds Caught at Border

    09/24/2020 7:17:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 21 September,2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 September, Mexican authorities said they were checking vehicles coming into Mexico when a car with Arizona plates tried to avoid the checkpoint. The car crashed into another vehicle. The authorities said they found 13,000 rounds of ammunition in the trunk. I do not recommend running from the Mexican authorities. Their rules of engagement are different. They will shoot if they are able to do so. From kvoa.com: MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it has caught a U.S. citizen trying to smuggling 13,000 rounds of ammunition at a border crossing in Nogales, across the border from...