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  • Devilish details behind Obama's bullet ban

    02/26/2015 9:11:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox explains why latest move by BATF is 'ridiculous' The Obama administrationís Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or BATF, recently announced its intention to ban the manufacture, importation and distribution of popular SS109/M855 ammunition commonly used in AR-15 type rifles, based on the construction of the projectile it uses. This ammo served as the standard issue, 5.56 x 45mm round used by the U.S. military and most NATO countries around the world. It is commonly referred to as ďGreen TipĒ because the military puts a bit of green paint on the tip of the bullet to help...
  • ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety"

    02/17/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety" Katie Pavlich | Feb 16, 2015 In its never ending goal to ban modern sporting rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has proposed new regulations banning common AR-15 ammunition, arguing it's necessary to protect the safety of law enforcement officers. The NRA sounded the alarm late last week: You can read the bureaucratic language justifying the proposal here. The new proposal will allow Attorney General Eric Holder to determine if the ammunition in question qualifies under the broad definition of "sporting purposes." Current law gives ATF...
  • Retribution? ATF Bans Common Rifle Ammo

    02/16/2015 1:52:38 PM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies ^ | 2-16-2015 | Andrew Branca
    On Wednesday, February 11, the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATFE) suffered a humiliating federal court defeat that struck at the very core of its power. In response, it took the DOJ and the BATFE only two days to petulantly strike back at gun owners in the form of a late Friday order intended to ban a major type of ammunition for the single most commonly purchased rifle. (The BATFE‚Äôs ‚Äúframework notice‚ÄĚ released Friday evening is embedded at the bottom of this post.)Last week‚Äôs federal court summary judgment against the government in...
  • CBP: Ammo found taped to man's body (AZ Border)

    02/13/2015 6:43:50 AM PST · by donna · 20 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | February 11, 2015
    CBP officers at the Douglas port of entry seized 300 rounds of ammunition that was taped to the body of a man who was crossing into Mexico. Officers sent the 27-year-old man for further questioning on Feb. 10 as he attempted to cross into Mexico, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release. Officers searched the man and found six boxes of 9mm ammunition that were in his waistband and taped to his thighs. Officers seized the bullets and arrested the man.
  • Show attendees get a shot at cheap, hard-to-find ammunition

    01/29/2015 8:26:35 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 39 replies ^ | 1-29-15 | Bill Monroe
    At least 15,000 gun owners will get cheap shots at the upcoming Pacific Northwest Sportsmenís Show, opening Wednesday at the Portland Expo Center. Thatís how many permits will be issued on a first-come basis to show attendees Ė exhibitors included Ė allowing them to buy inexpensive short ďbricksĒ of .22 caliber long rifle ammunition. 22 rimfire ammo, the most popular recreational shooting caliber, has been in short supply for years. So short, in fact, it flies from the shelves of most sporting goods stores as fast as it is stocked, and usually for high prices. Few major sources in the...
  • SB 122 Smokeless Powder and Primer Manufacture in Montana

    01/26/2015 6:49:22 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 6 replies
    There is a serious threat to our right to bear arms because of narrow, monolithic and federally-controlled manufacture of essential ammunition components, smokeless powder (propellant), primers and cartridge brass. For example, there are only two manufacturers of smokeless powder in the U.S., one plant owned by defense contractor General Dynamics and another owned by defense contractor Alliant Systems (ATK). All other smokeless powder used in the U.S. is imported, and subject to immediate and arbitrary import restrictions. And, General Dynamics and Alliant Systems are subject to a standard condition of military contracts that 100% of their production may be commandeered...

    01/14/2015 9:17:21 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 45 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Jan 14,2015 | AWR HAWKINS
    January 11, former UK Security Minister Admiral Lord West said the terror attack in Paris means ammunition controls ought to be added to the UKís already strict gun controls.
  • 2014 Military Review - DARPA showed off self guided 50 caliber sniper rounds

    12/30/2014 2:02:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | December 29, 2014 | Staff
    DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets in the spring of 2014. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is initially aimed. EXACTO's specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that could impede successful aim. The EXACTO program is developing new approaches and advanced capabilities to improve the range and accuracy of sniper systems beyond the current...
  • Traffic stop in Newport Beach leads to seizure of 7 assault rifles [Full Auto],

    11/20/2014 7:01:59 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 73 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/20/2014 | Scott Schwebke
    NEWPORT BEACH Ė Two people were in the Orange County Jail this week, after police stopped them in a van with automatic rifles and ammunition. The van contained seven AK-47 assault rifles, six 30-round high-capacity 7.62 caliber magazines, two 10-round magazines and more than 350 rounds of 7.62 caliber ammunition inside, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said. Manzella said the arrests are significant because of the weapons seized. All of the guns were modified to fire in fully automatic mode, and one had a barrel less than 16 inches in length in violation of California state law, she said....
  • Is it time to dig out the bullets packed in pig grease? (And letís identify the real Islamophobes.)

    09/28/2014 4:54:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 9-28-2014 | Bookworm
    Practically from the moment after September 11, 2001, people started saying that the most effective way to fight Muslims was to lace American ammunition with pork. Finally, in 2013, an Idaho company came up with pork-laced ammunition for non-military customers: Jihawg Ammo today announced release of the industry¬ís first truly defensive ammunition.Not only does Jihawg guarantee that all of their ammunition meets or exceeds S.A.A.M.I. standards for velocity, penetration, and accuracy, they also coat each projectile with a special ballistic paint infused with pork to make it ¬ďHaraam¬Ē or unclean to a radical Jihadist.This makes Jihawg Ammo the only commercially...
  • The .22 Ammo Shortage Mystery -- Solved!

    08/31/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 128 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rich Smith
    Earlier this year, CBS News spotlighted a growing shortage of .22-caliber ammunition. "One of the most popular and common" -- and cheapest -- calibers of ammo for hunters and target shooters alike, CBS reports that .22 shells are in short supply these days. Interviewing one supplier, CBS reported that while as recently as two years ago it was still possible to buy .22-caliber ammunition "by the pallet-load... now they're putting restrictions on how much you can get and how you get that ammo." Retailers are shooting blanks This is a problem from ammunition retailers -- and for gun owners as...
  • So, Really, Where Is The .22 Rimfire Ammo?

    08/29/2014 2:46:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2014 | Mark Keefe, American Rifleman
    It happens daily. Still. I get calls and e-mails asking where all the ammo is. Except it is not ďallĒ ammo anymore. For the record, there is no conspiracy. There is no secret government contract. Itís not Bloomberg or Soros (even though their actions and pronouncements often increase demand. Ironic, huh?). The major domestic ammunition makers have been producing more ammunition than ever. They are all up in terms of total productionódouble, and in some areas, triple-digit increases. They are all running three shifts. And when it comes to center-fire cartridges, at least of three of the big makers are...
  • Global Panic - U.S. Federal Government Stockpiling Ammo Ė Hereís What Weíre Going to Do

    08/24/2014 10:43:52 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    Market Oracle - Money Morning ^ | 8-24-2014 | Shah Gilani
    August 24, 2014 By: Money_Morning Shah Gilani writes: This is a warning. Iím not kidding.I heard something yesterday that blew me away. My friends know I like to target shoot. I donít hunt, because I canít kill anything living, but I like guns. Maybe it has something to do with wanting to be James Bond when I was a kidÖ OK, I still want to be 007. As other target shooters know, itís gotten harder and harder to get ammunition. Fo a few years now, all kinds of stuff have been going around on the Internet about why ammunition is...
  • Bad ammo vanity

    07/09/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT · by papineau · 26 replies
    I tried plinking with my new Marlin 795 .22 semi auto about three months ago. Almost every round jammed, I even had to use a clothes hanger to punch some stuck rounds out of the chamber. Tried again yesterday after a thorough cleaning. Same thing. Thought, "Oh well, send it off to Marlin for repairs". By chance, I ran a few rounds of the same .22 long through a Puma revolver. Oddly enough, a bunch of the rounds didn't fit in the cylinder.. Now I get it.. I was using Aguila ammo, made in Mexico, bought for real cheap at...
  • California Lawmakers Push Ammunition Registration, 'Ammunition Purchaser Permit'

    06/16/2014 5:15:36 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/15/14 | a hawkins
    California lawmakers are considering the creation of an ammunition registry that will require ammunition purchasers to go through a background check--including fingerprinting--and obtain an "ammunition purchaser permit" before getting ammo. The registry is contained in Senate Bill 53, which passed in the California Assembly Public Safety Committee 5-2 on June 12. According to the NRA-ILA: "If passed and enacted into law, SB 53 would require the collection and reporting of personal consumer information and thumbprinting for all ammunition purchases throughout the state. It would also ban online and mail-order sales of all ammunition, including hunting and collectible ammunition." Additionally, SB...
  • This is the last bullet youíll ever need ó watch and see the technology for yourself

    06/08/2014 4:50:58 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 73 replies
    RARE ^ | 04 June 2014 | Brandon Morse
    The standard for anti-personnel bullets since time immemorial has always been the hollow point. It mushrooms out on impact, giving the bullet a much larger profile and stopping it inside the target. Unlike the full-metal jacket, which is designed to wound, it will more than likely not pass through what youíre aiming at. However, since we started using weapons, humans have never stuck with the ďIf it ainít broke, donít fix itĒ philosophy and the bullet is not exempt. This newest anti-personnel round not only replaces the hollow point bullet, it also makes it look like a sissy. Meet the...
  • Save Your Lead

    05/22/2014 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 13 replies
    the WWW ^ | 5/22/14 | unk
    Lead smelting plant - gone Save your lead!! All you can do is shake your head....... All lead for bullets will have to come from overseas! This move will also make the cost 100 LL (100 low lead aviation fuel) UNAFFORDABLE. Approximately 2g of lead is added to each gallon of aviation fuel! There are numerous alarming reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo. Hereís one of them. Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US. They raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold...
  • Final Results of the .380 ACP Ammo Quest (w/video)

    05/17/2014 9:18:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Shooting The Bull ^ | 11-28-2013 | Shooting The Bull
    In July of 2013, I picked up a little .380 pocket pistol (specifically a Taurus PT738 TCP), and I started researching what would be the most appropriate ammo to use with it.Turns out that pretty much nobody knew.¬† Well ‚ÄĒ I mean, sure, there‚Äôs lots of opinions, but I couldn‚Äôt find any comprehensive source of professional tests that were done from this particular barrel size, in ballistic gel, with a large sample size.¬† I found plenty of great¬†tests from PocketGunsAndGear that were shot with a shorter 2.5‚Ä≥ barrel, and some tests from tnoutdoors9 that were shot with a longer barrel,...
  • The real reason Michael Bloomberg cares about guns

    05/03/2014 9:55:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | April 25, 2014 | Malcolm Harris
    During Michael Bloombergís three terms as mayor of New York, he loved nothing more than to lord over the nationís largest city. Now heís just a normal civilian multibillionaire, sitting right below the prime minister of India on the Forbes list of the worldís most powerful people ó a lowly position that is no doubt a source of immense personal disappointment. Short of patrolling New Yorkís parks in a spandex bodysuit to inflict vigilante justice on cigarette smokers and super-sized Slurpee drinkers, whatís a rich ex-mayor to do? Luckily for Bloomberg, in American politics, controlling sublime amounts of capital is...
  • Pentagon to destroy $1 billion worth of ammo. This makes sense becauseÖ?

    04/28/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 49 replies ^ | April 28, 2014 | AllenBWest
    Why is the Pentagon to destroy ammunition for our men and women in uniform while the Department of Homeland Security is buying up millions of rounds of ammunition? As we asked last week, why are we decimating our military while many government agencies are arming up? You really have to wonder why, according to USA Today, ďThe Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources. Itís impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction...
  • US Postal Service Joins in Federal Ammo Purchases

    04/15/2014 7:10:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 15 Apr 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase what some Second Amendment activists say are alarmingly large quantities of ammunition. Earlier this year, the USPS posted a notice on its website, under the heading "Assorted Small Arms Ammunition," that says: "The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. If your organization wishes to participate, you must pre-register. This message is only a notification of our intent to solicit proposals."
  • [vanity] Reloading advice for Springfield XDS compact 45

    04/07/2014 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 51 replies
    Optimum loads ^ | 4/8/2014 | blueflag
    Seeking advice and comment on the best reload spec for a Springfield XDS 3.3 compact 45.
  • Copper Is Getting Smoked After Bad Chinese Data

    03/09/2014 6:14:07 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies
    BI ^ | 3-9-2014 | Mamta Badkar
    Copper Is Getting Smoked After Bad Chinese Data Mamta BadkarMarch 9, 2014, 7:56 PMÔāô ÔÉē Copper futures are down 2.5% in early trading, to $3.0060 per pound. Copper has been taking a beating recently and it is likely that the recent decline in Chinese exports weighed on the data. Chinese exports were down 18.1% on the year in February, after rising 10.6% the previous month. Imports however were up 10.1%. While economists have warned about reading too much into Chinese data in the Jan-Feb period because of the impact of the Lunar New Year holiday, this has raised concerns about...
  • A Run On Ammunition Has Begun:

    03/06/2014 7:37:42 PM PST · by Kartographer · 95 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/6/14 | Mac Slavo
    In recent months ammunition has slowly begun appearing on store shelves at major retailers in the United States. But after nearly two years of shortages that had ammunition manufacturers running their factories 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because of consumer demand and massive government purchases, it appears that another supply pipeline may have been cut.
  • Flashback: Senator Obama pushed bill that helped destroy more than 15,000 TONS of ammunition,

    03/05/2014 5:47:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-5-14 | David Martosko
    Bullet points: Obama traveled to Ukraine with Sen. Dick Lugar in 2005 just seven months after he became a senator, touring surplus weapons stockpiles Most of the small arms and ammunition were left over when Soviets withdrew from Eastern bloc nations, and later dumped in Ukraine The two senators secured U.S. funding to help destroy the weapons instead of leaving them intact Ukraine exported more than 700,000 small arms in 2004-2007, including 101,000 each to Libya and the UK, and 260,000 to the U.S. But most of the ammunition stockpiles Ė crucial for keeping a standing army battle-ready Ė were...
  • Post Office Latest Federal Agency to Ask for Ammunition

    02/15/2014 8:16:23 AM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/13/2014 | Joe Wolverton
    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has posted a request to purchase ďassorted small arms ammunition,Ē reports political analyst Michael Lotfi. The solicitation by the USPS was posted on, the federal governmentís federal business opportunities website. The process is now underway to arrange for the purchase of guns and ammo for some undisclosed use by the post office. As Lotfi points out, it is curious that the postal service can afford to arm itself given their precarious financial position: The USPS has been posting $1-5 billion quarterly losses for years. In fiscal year (FY) 2012 alone the USPS lost a...
  • Sniper Ammunition: Homeland Security Revives The Purchases

    02/11/2014 7:02:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Prepper Podcast Radio Network ^ | February 11, 2014 | James Smith
    "My first shot at a hog with an AMAX out of the 300 SAUM was spectacular. Hit in the neck at 258 yards and there was only a little piece of fur holding the body together at that point. Good terminal performance.¬Ē - Mark Swab¬ís appraisal of the Hornady .308 AMAX sniper ammunition round Despite rising unemployment, record number of people on public assistance, the US Government via the Department of Homeland Security¬ís Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a solicitation for more sniper ammo, in this order ¬Ė they are requesting 141,160 rounds of ammunition (7,058 boxes) of...
  • Give Her a Gun Valentine

    02/10/2014 7:58:35 AM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 10, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Your Valentineówhether sheís your wife, girlfriend, daughter or sisteródeserves something very special. What could be more sentimental than a tool she can use to defend herself? When you give her a gun, you will be showing her that she is extremely precious and valuable to you. Of course, you donít want to just hand her a Glock and say ďHappy Valentineís Day!Ē That would be neither wise nor romantic. Hereís a few tips on how to make your Valentineís Day gift both safe and meaningful: For the Girl on the Fence If your sweetheart is a not so sure she...
  • The New Ammunition That Has Gun Owners Drooling

    01/25/2014 10:47:13 AM PST · by Islander7 · 101 replies
    The Liberty Digest ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Chad Cunningham
    They call it the R.I.P. round and with good reason. G2 Research has released a new ammo that is taking the market by storm and has gun owners all over the country trying to find where to pick some up.
  • Mississippi Proposed Bill Publishes Name and Social Security Number of Gun Owner

    01/14/2014 2:50:00 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 68 replies
    Mississippi Gun News ^ | January 13, 2014 | DANA CRISWELL
    BY DANA CRISWELL Ė January 13, 2014 Today Mississippi Representative Omeria Scott (D-District 80) introduced House Bill 231. †In her bill she proposes that anyone who sells ammunition in the State of Mississippi be required to keep records of each sale. †If passed, every merchant, dealer or pawnbroker that sells pistol or rifle cartridges, shall keep a record of all sales of such cartridges sold, showing the description of the kind and caliber of cartridges so sold, the name, address and driverís license or social security number of the purchaser, and the description of and the quantity of cartridges and...
  • The main reason your can't find any .22 ammo (Just my opinion)

    01/12/2014 9:39:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    vanity | 1-13-2014 | vanity
    Let me tell you why you can't find any .22 ammo. Yes, people are buying it and selling it online. Yes, people are hoarding it. But these alone are not enough to make the supply at gun stores as low as they've been. The manufacturers are cranking out .22 as fast they can. 24/7. Wide open. Some are still backlogged for over a year. Where is it going? Why isn't it reaching the smaller stores like it used to? Here's the secret: IT IS.You see, when your local gun dealer tells you he only got a few boxes of .22,...
  • California Democrats Push 'Comprehensive' Background Checks for Ammo Purchases

    01/12/2014 12:59:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/12/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Following the passage of a lead ammunition ban and a plethora of new gun control laws in 2013, California Democrats now say they will push for "comprehensive" background checks on all ammunition purchases in the state. According to The Washington Post, CA State Senator Kevin de Leon (D) said, "Anyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions asked." He said it ought not be so: "The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence. The gun itself, the hand gun or long gun or the high-powered...
  • California Democrats will push background checks for ammunition

    01/10/2014 5:27:25 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    washington post ^ | january 10, 2014 | reid wilson
    Following passage last year of some of the strongest gun-control laws in the nation in the wake of the school shooting in Newton, Conn., leading California Democrats will open a new front in the fight against gun violence this year with a proposal to conduct background checks on people who purchase ammunition. State Senate Democrats will push to require a comprehensive background check on anyone seeking to purchase ammunition, and to require a one-year permit for ammunition purchases. ďAnyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions...
  • Company Makes Good on Leaving Colo. Over Gun Laws.

    01/02/2014 2:30:36 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-02-13 | Bob Moen
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- One of the country's largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new state laws that include restrictions on how many cartridges a magazine can hold.
  • EPA Pushes Gun Control Through Green Ammo Mandate

    12/27/2013 9:36:07 AM PST · by raptor22 · 49 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 27, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Thanks to government regulations, the closing of the last U.S. lead smelter and a push for "green" lead-free ammunition, ammo prices will skyrocket. Does the Second Amendment threaten the environment? Having been stymied by court defeats such as the Supreme Court's deciding that the Second Amendment does indeed confer a right to keep and bear arms on individuals throughout the United States, advocates of a gun-free America and a disarmed citizenry are taking a different approach: Go after the ammunition through regulations that stifle domestic production and force the use of more expensive and eco-friendly substitutes. Expanded regulations...
  • Lead Smelters and Leftist Lunacy

    12/11/2013 8:16:38 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/09/2013 | James Simpson
    It was recently announced that our nation's last primary lead smelter, in business since 1892, the Doe Run facility in Herculaneum, Missouri, is closing its doors at the end of this year rather than meet costly new EPA regulations. On the heels of that announcement, there was widespread speculation that the closure would dry up the supply of lead needed for the manufacture of ammunition. The NRA reported that "it is the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore." Missouri has the largest lead deposits in the world, and this smelter is...
  • Rifle Caliber Choices for a Long-Term SHTF Situation.

    12/10/2013 7:24:30 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 116 replies
    All ^ | 12/10/2013 | Kevin Felts
    If you were going to pick a rifle caliber for a long term SHTF situation, what would that caliber be? For some reason I woke up this morning thinking about my 7mm express / 280 Remington, and how the panic buying in the first half of 2013 caused a shortage in ammunition supplies. When I got my Remington model 700 chambered in 280, I wanted something that was around the 270 or 30-06, and that would also work on heavier game such as elk and moose. In all honesty I put too much thought into picking the 280 Remington. While...
  • Lead Smelters and Leftist Lunacy

    12/09/2013 6:57:05 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/9/2013 | James Simpson
    .....So congratulations, EPA! Once again you have driven a domestic company out of business, costing American jobs in the process, only to add to the world's net toxic pollution load. This seems to be one thing the Obama administration excels at.
  • From the Publisher (Guns & Ammo opening letter, Jan 2014)

    12/08/2013 4:50:52 PM PST · by mykroar · 14 replies
    Guns & Ammo | January 2014 | Chris Agnes
    Dear Reader,Dynamic changes for "Guns & Ammo" have been in development for many preceding months and were to first appear in the March issue. Given recent events, we have decided to move forward and implement these changes effective immediately.The February issue will mark the introduction of Eric R. Poole as the new editor of "Guns & Ammo" magazine. Eric has previously written features with "Guns & Ammo" on new products and has contributed to the "Modern Sporting Rifles" column every other month. He's known for his passionate advocacy of Second Amendment rights and continues to be a lifelong student of...
  • Ammo Price Surge Expected as EPA Regulations Close Lead Smelter

    12/02/2013 8:38:22 AM PST · by bigbob · 63 replies ^ | 12-1-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Because of heightened EPA regulations, Doe Run Company's Herculaneum lead smelter in Herculaneum, Missourióthe last U.S. smelter of its kindóis closing its doors on December 31, 2013. Once this happens, the lead for traditional ammunition will have to be imported, thus driving up the price for bullets, shotgun shells, etc. The Herculaneum smelter has been operating in the same location since 1892. And according to the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), "it is the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore," so once it closes, the only lead smelters left in...
  • New York Issues Gestapo Threat to Gun-Owners: ĎImmediately Surrender Your Rifleí

    11/30/2013 7:54:30 AM PST · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 11-30-2013 | John Urban
    by John UrbanTop Right NewsNew York City authorities aren't waiting for their new Marxist mayor Bill DeBlasio to take office in order to issue totalitarian gun-grabbing edicts. New York City last week started sending out dire notices to residents who own guns that now violate new ammunition capability laws, demanding they relinquish their weapons ó and even though the notifications may just be standard police procedure, the text will come as a shock to most Americans aware of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. At issue: Weapons that hold more than five rounds of ammo. That's right...FIVE! One such...
  • Australian police find 328 guns, 4.2 tons of ammo at farm.

    11/28/2013 3:34:19 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 109 replies ^ | 11/28/2013 | Alexander Smith, NBC News contributor
    A father and his two sons have been arrested in Australia after police found a $3 million arsenal of more than 300 guns and 4.2 tons of ammunition at their farm, police said Thursday. The men, aged 69, 46 and 42, were charged with possessing restricted firearms after police found the weapons stockpile stashed in sheds at their property in Monto, Queensland. A selection of the firearms from a huge stockpile of 328 guns and 4.2 tons of ammo recovered by police in Queensland, Australia. Among the 328 weapons were military-style automatic rifles, some of which were worth up to...
  • Search in George Zimmerman case turns up weapons, ammunition

    11/25/2013 8:03:11 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-25-2013 | John Couwels
    (CNN) -- A recent search of the home of George Zimmerman's girlfriend uncovered five weapons, including an AR-15, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition, court documents filed Monday show. Zimmerman, acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin this year, was arrested last week at the home, which he shares with his girlfriend, on suspicion of his having pointed a shotgun at her. He was released on bail and has entered a plea of not guilty. A search of the home turned up three handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle and 106 rounds of ammunition, including two AR-15 magazines, according...
  • Pork Infused Ammunition Maker Now Accepts Bitcoin for Payment

    11/25/2013 6:38:08 PM PST · by SolidRedState · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | November 25, 2013 | Ammoland
    In pursuit of freedom and the free enterprise system we like the idea of a free digital currency that opens world commerce outside the corruption of central banks and fiat currencies. For these reasons Jihawg Ammo is proud to be the first Second Amendment supporting company in the firearm industry to offer purchasing of products and ammunition with Bitcoin for payment. Our anti-Jihadist motto pretty well sums it up, ďPeace through pork!ĒĖ Brendon Hill, President Jihawg Ammo. Read more: Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook
  • Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December Due to EPA Ė Might Affect Ammo Production

    11/24/2013 6:24:22 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | 10/28/2013 | Dan Cannon
    According to the NRA-ILA, the last primary lead smelter in the United States will close down its operation in December. This means the US will lose its capability to produce lead ammo completely within its borders from the process of mining to production of commercial cartridges. Here is the press release from the NRA-ILA.
  • Shakeup at Guns & Ammo after gun control column backfires

    11/08/2013 6:06:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies ^ | 11-8-2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The top editor of Guns & Ammo became the second employee of the venerable firearms magazine to lose his job after a column advocating gun control backfired, prompting rifle-toting readers to unload on the publication. In a statement posted Wednesday on the InterMedia Outdoors-owned magazineís homepage, Jim Bequette apologized to ďeach and every readerĒ of the magazine for Dick Metcalfís column that appeared in its December issue, which generated ďunprecedentedĒ controversy and left readers ďhopping madĒ in regards to the magazineís commitment to the Second Amendment. ********** In his column entitled ďLetís Talk Limits: Do certain firearm regulations really constitute...
  • Back Door Gun Control Moves Forward

    10/29/2013 7:52:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 10-29-2013 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    There are numerous alarming reasons why the US government and the military have been buying up all the ammo. Hereís one of them. Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US. They raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply. You can own all the guns you want, but if you canít get ammo, you are out of luck. Remember when Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes? Welcome to it. Now, all domestic mined lead...
  • Is The Obama Administration The Cause Of Gun Ammunition Shortages?

    10/20/2013 9:06:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 20, 2013 | Frank Miniter
    As gun sales break recordsópartly because of fear of coming gun control from the Obama administrationósupplies of ammo ran so low that gun stores and ranges have to ration ammunition. Meanwhile, rumors of mass purchases of ammunition made by government entities began to fly around the Internet. Making all this even worse is that fact that it hasnít been a short-term supply problem. Now well over a year since the shortages of popular types of ammo began there are still empty shelves and rationing here and there around the United States.
  • Some Points on California's Ban on Traditional Ammunition

    10/14/2013 9:38:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The good news: the ban does not extend to ammunition used for target shooting.The bad news: It extends to more than traditional hunting.††† The bill applies to the taking of all wildlife.† From the bill: (b)†Except as provided in subdivision (j), and as soon as is practicable as implemented by the commission pursuant to subdivision (i), but by no later than July 1, 2019, nonlead ammunition, as determined by the commission, shall be required when taking all wildlife, including game mammals, game birds, nongame birds, and nongame mammals, with any firearm. There is no exemption for self defense, protection of...
  • California One Signature Away from Statewide Ban on Lead Ammo

    09/17/2013 11:13:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 57 replies ^ | 9-17-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Legislation that would completely ban lead ammunition from the state of California is sitting on Governor Jerry Brown's (D) desk, waiting for his signature to become law. California already has a lead ammo ban in eight counties, but the Democrat-dominated assembly wants to broaden the ban to cover the entire state. According to Fox News, proponents of the ban claim it will protect endangered species, like the condor. ********************** NRA lawyer Chuck Michel believes the danger posed by lead ammo to condors is overstated, as well: "These condors are flocking around... dump sites. They are vultures. They also congregate around...