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  • New Jersey Gun Owners Beat Back Ammo Ban

    01/31/2012 6:20:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 January, 2012 | Scott Bach
    Trenton, NJ --( After a massive outcry from the Second Amendment community against A588 (backdoor ammo ban) and A1013 (defacing firearms – unintended consequences), the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee “held” A588 and amended A1013 in response to gun owner concerns. The effect of holding A588 is to send it back to the drawing board for further review and amendment, and this legislation that would have opened the door to a sweeping ammunition ban will not advance in its present form. The amendments to A1013 are still under review, but it is very apparent from the actions of the...
  • Constitutional Work Around: New Jersey Legislators Move To Ban Ammunition

    01/30/2012 1:45:21 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-30-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Constitutional Work Around: New Jersey Legislators Move To Ban Ammunition Mac Slavo January 30th, 2012 While the second amendment protects our right to bear arms, some anti-gun advocates think they may have found a loophole. This afternoon the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is set to consider two bills (Assembly Bill 588 and Assembly Bill 1013) that would essentially ban all handgun ammunition in the state, as well as some (or potentially all) rifle ammunition.Sponsored by Assemblyman L. Grace Spencer (D-29), A588 is cleverly disguised as police safety legislation aimed at armor piercing ammunition (which is already...
  • NJ Assembly Committee To Consider Ammo Ban In The Name Of Police Safety

    01/28/2012 6:10:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 January, 2012 | NJRPC
    A588 would enable the Attorney General to ban handgun and rifle ammunition by executive fiat. Trenton, NJ --( Common hunting, target, and self-defense ammunition would be subject to ban under A588, along with BB’s, airgun pellets, and plastic airsoft pellets! Additional legislation being considered (A1013) could land gun owners in jail for refinished or damaged firearms that might be deemed “defaced” On Monday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. the New Jersey Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider A588, legislation that would enable the Attorney General to ban all handgun and most rifle ammunition if he unilaterally...
  • Free Americans Buy 10,800,000+ Guns in 2011 ~ Message Don’t F-with USA

    01/04/2012 2:16:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 January, 2012 | Fredy Riehl
    Manasquan, NJ --( Recent statistics released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) report that for nineteen straight months, and that includes all of 2011, American men & women bought over 10,800,000 plus firearms. This number based on the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System, better know as NICS, and is the adjusted NICS data derived by the NSSF research division subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Kentucky, Iowa and Utah for carrying concealed weapon (CCW) permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases. The final number, of...
  • What Was Your Firearm Christmas Present?

    12/27/2011 12:41:12 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 126 replies
    12-27-2011 | Jeff Chandler
    Share your Christmas joy with your FreepFriends. Tell us what firearm related Christmas present you received.
  • Iowa soldiers win Army award for their invention

    12/05/2011 8:27:27 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 55 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | 12.3.11 | Dar Danielson
    Sergeant Winkowski says they didn’t have an ammo carrier to lug the extra bullets and there was a lull when they had to reload. He says they’d seen ammo carriers in movies and decided to gather up some spare parts to build their own. They took an old rucksack frame and stripped it down, welded together a couple of ammo cans and added a speed loading shoot. “We took it out to the range and gave it some testing and it worked out pretty good for us,” Winkowski says, “And so we took it into combat, and we got into...
  • Iowa National Guard Unit Watches Predator One Too Many Times, Makes Jesse Ventura’s Ammo Backpack

    10/20/2011 4:30:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 19 October, 2011 | Robert Farago
    Who doesn’t love Predator? Two juiced up governors-to-be on screen simultaneously throwing lead at a common enemy and taking out bad guys. Its a typical late-80s action film, but the reason that it always stuck in my mind was Governor Ventura’s handheld M134 minigun. Nevermind that (if real) the weapon would only have enough ammunition for less than 5 seconds of firing, I thought it was a great concept. Apparently an Iowa National Guard unit (1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa National Guard) thought so too, and that’s why they built one. Well,...
  • Alabama company turns gun lovers' ashes into ammunition

    10/01/2011 7:22:38 AM PDT · by xp38 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 30, 2011 | Kelli Dugan
    (Reuters) - There's something to be said for going out with a bang. Two Alabama game wardens have devised a smoking send-off for avid hunters and gun enthusiasts: For a small fee, the pair will turn cremated ashes into ammunition that the deceased's loved ones can fire at will. Holy Smoke LLC has serviced only two clients since launching in July, but founders Thad Holmes and Clem Parnell said they have seen an uptick in prearrangements thanks to word-of-mouth and a recent flurry of international press. "It's about celebrating life," Holmes, a 16-year state conservation officer, said on Friday. "We...
  • Officials investigate missing ammo at Fort Bragg

    09/11/2011 3:35:34 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | sept 12, 2011 | staff reporter
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials at Fort Bragg say an investigation is under way into the disappearance of nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition at the Army base. Staff Sgt. Joshua Ford, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division, says the ammunition went missing from the 1st Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bragg.
  • Fort Bragg MPs investigate loss of 14,000 rounds of ammo

    09/10/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 9/10/11
    Fort Bragg MPs investigate loss of 14,000 rounds of ammoA staff report Published: 07:02 AM, Sat Sep 10, 2011 Military police are investigating the disappearance of nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition from Fort Bragg, according to a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division. **SNIP** The missing ammunition can be used in an M4 or M16 assault rifle, he said.
  • Any FReeper changing their personal/home DEFCON level due to UK (and US) riot/pre-riot situations?

    08/10/2011 8:59:15 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 107 replies · 1+ views
    Mrs. MindBender and I keep a secure home; passive IR lights, alarm, long weapons in closet, hand guns close, planning, drills, etc. Due to worldwide "problems," we have gone to more lights on, long weapons next to bed, and taking the Glock 23s with extra mags with us whenever out of home 20. Anyone else?
  • All citizens entitled to possess weapons: HC [INDIA]

    08/07/2011 3:04:45 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 7 August, 2010 | The Hindu
    MADURAI: Revenue authorities or police officials cannot refuse to issue arms licences by citing the likelihood of law and order problems as all citizens of the country are entitled to possess weapons, under licence, for self-defence unless their antecedents or propensities do not entitle them for the privilege, the Madras High Court has ruled. Justice D. Hariparanthaman passed the ruling while allowing a writ petition filed by an agriculturist who was denied licence by the Commissioner of Revenue Administration as well as the Theni District Revenue Officer in 2005 and 2004 respectively to possess a double barrel (DBBL) gun. The...
  • An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power

    07/09/2011 6:01:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 162 replies · 3+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 8 July,2011 | Greg Ellifritz
    I've been interested in firearm stopping power for a very long time. I remember reading Handguns magazine back in the late 1980s when Evan Marshall was writing articles about his stopping power studies. When Marshall's first book came out in 1992, I ordered it immediately, despite the fact that I was a college student and really couldn't afford its $39 price tag. Over the years I bought all of the rest of Marshall's books as well as anything else I could find on the subject. I even have a first edition of Gunshot Injuries by Louis Lagarde published in 1915....
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, No. 100 - NICS Background Checks Expensive,

    06/09/2011 4:37:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 7 June, 2011 | Alan Korwin
    1- "Guns Save Lives" Censorship Opposed -- in Court The lamestream media told you: The city of Phoenix has censored 50 ads for the educational program of a local gun-safety training association, We oppose censorship in all its forms. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Although the "news" media steadfastly censors news about firearms, self-defense cases, new firearm products, the shooting sports and basically anything that confirms that guns are good, save lives, stop crime, and help keep America free -- the media is intolerant of censorship by government, and in this case it's a good thing. On May...
  • New Army Ammo Puts Mean in ‘Green’

    05/11/2011 7:14:14 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 74 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 05, 2011 | Christian Lowe
    ABERDEEN, Md. --- Tell a Soldier he's loading "environmentally friendly" ammo into his M4 mag and he might be skeptical about whether it's as effective as its lead counterpart. But Army officials here say the new M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round -- with its steel core instead of a toxic lead slug -- is far more effective than the current round, doubling the effective range and for the first time giving M4-wielding Joes the ability to penetrate barriers once reserved for higher-caliber rounds. "There's a stigma among Soldiers about something that's 'green,' " said Lt. Col. Jeff Woods, the Army's small...
  • Lead-free bullets to be tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    05/04/2011 12:21:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 60 replies
    ABC ^ | 4 May 2011 | AP story
    ABERDEEN, Md - The Army will be demonstrating new "green" ammunition at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. The military began providing the lead-free round last June to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. It replaces ammunition used since the early 1980s. A live-fire demonstration will be held Wednesday morning at the post. Soldiers will fire the new and old rounds, as well as a third type, to compare the performance of all three on identical targets.
  • SB 371 Rerouted(MT ammo components)

    04/09/2011 9:36:08 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 8 April, 2011 | Gary Marbut
    SB 371, the powder, primer and brass bill has been reassigned to the House Appropriations Committee to review the fiscal consequences of the bill. It is scheduled for a public hearing before Appropriations at 9 AM this morning (Friday). This reassignment caught me off guard or I would have been there. If you want to look at the Fiscal Note attached to SB 371, there is a link to it from the Legislature’s Web page for SB 371 (or HERE). Here is my email from late last night to members of the Appropriations Committee. Gary ===================== Dear Committee Members, I...
  • Winchester issues recall for some Ranger 223 ammo

    03/18/2011 5:45:44 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies
    police one .com ^ | 3-8-11 | Drew Johnson
    Affected lots have last four digits: DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51 Owners of Ranger 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point centerfire rifle ammunition may want to pause before chambering a round. Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling six lots of the Ranger 223 ammo after determining that the lots may contain incorrect propellant. The last four characters of the affected lot numbers are: DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51. Incorrect propellant in the Ranger 223 may cause firearm damage
  • Republican Rep. Thad Viers Selling Out Gun Ownrs in South Carolina

    03/04/2011 8:36:11 PM PST · by Big Labor Hater · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-5-11 | NAGR
  • Pirates add ammo, men to ships (to 30 hijacked vessels still under their control) after 4 US deaths

    02/23/2011 11:22:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/11 | Jason Straziuso and Malkhadir M. Muhumed - AP
    NAIROBI, Kenya – Pirates in Somalia said Wednesday they are ferrying ammunition and men to the 30 hijacked vessels still under their control, and they threatened to kill more captives following the violent end to a hostage standoff that left four Americans dead. The U.S. military said that 15 pirates detained after the Americans were slain Tuesday could face trial in the United States.
  • 80 guns, ammunition found at Cleveland homeless shelter

    02/08/2011 7:07:06 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 66 replies
    AP via Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 03, 2011
    CLEVELAND -- Police have confiscated 80 firearms of various calibers and 874 boxes of ammunition found at a homeless shelter in Cleveland.A police report says the items were taken from St. Herman's House of Hospitality last week "in connection with a crisis intervention." Sgt. Sammy Morris says the investigation continues. No other information was available.
  • Why 33 rounds makes sense in a defensive weapon

    02/06/2011 11:34:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2011 | Stephen Hunter
    Sleek, its lines rakishly tilted to boost the ergonomics that index grip placement to barrel, this automatic pistol has but one function: to eliminate human beings easily. That sinister intent is expressed most eloquently in the extended magazine that reaches far beneath the pistol grip, easily tripling the amount of ammunition available to the killer. It's the Colt Super .38 automatic pistol, customized into a machine pistol by an underworld gunsmith so that Babyface Nelson could use it to kill an FBI agent outside Little Bohemia, Wis., in 1934. Maybe you saw the movie. Even if you didn't, you can...
  • Who Needs “Gun Control” When You Can Simply Ban Ammo?

    02/04/2011 4:47:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 31 January, 2011 | David Codrea
    Gun owners dodged a bullet—or at least a proposed ban on them—in August. The Environmental Protection Agency announced opening of public comments on a petition submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity, charging bullets and shot made of lead were environmental hazards, and seeking to forbid their use under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Leading the mobilization to protest this scheme was the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). “If the EPA approves the petition, the result will be a total ban on all ammunition containing lead-core components, including hunting and target-shooting rounds,” Senior Vice President/General Counsel Larry Keane warned...

    01/25/2011 9:42:51 AM PST · by arderkrag · 43 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 25 2011 | Bob Sullivan
    Gun rights supporters won a major legal victory last week when a California judge struck down as unconstitutional a law that they say would have effectively banned online sales of handgun ammunition just days before it was to have taken effect. Given the sheer size of the California market, the law would have had a major impact on national online ammunition sales, and some online ammo sites had already suspended sales to California. While gun rights advocates cheered the decision, which came amid heightened focus on gun control issues in the wake of the Arizona shooting spree, supporters of the...
  • [South Texas:]Border Patrol finds weapons cache near Rio Grande

    01/24/2011 3:50:35 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 24, 2011 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE — A “suspicious object protruding from the brush” in Starr County led Border Patrol agents to a weapons cache that included an AK-47, three M4-style assault rifles, hand grenades, military-style uniforms and other related items, Customs and Border Protection said Monday. The seizure occurred Friday on the banks of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about five miles west of Roma. Agents reported finding the four rifles, two hand grenades, a ballistic vest, two ammunition-carrying vests, three two-way radios, two uniforms, and 16 fully-loaded 30-round magazines. All weapons except the grenades were turned over to Immigration and...
  • Health Plague extensive, military considering stopping all use of lead-free ammunition (Norway)

    01/18/2011 5:14:39 PM PST · by heiss · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Dagbladet ^ | Jan 18, 2011 | K. Egeberg
    (Dagbladet): One and a half years after the newspaper Dagbladet revealed major problems with the Armed Forces' new environmental ammunition, considering the military to stop the use of lead-free ammunition and reintroduce traditional lead balls. Defence Management admits that they now have a significant challenge in dealing with problems with the new ammunition, and that the extent of physical health problems among soldiers who use it only on the increase. Doctors in the Armed Forces are more and more reports of soldiers who are sick for days after the shooting with lead-free ammunition
  • Fla. arms dealer gets 4 years in Pentagon fraud

    01/03/2011 5:31:13 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    AP via WaPo ^ | Monday, January 3, 2011; 7:45 PM | CURT ANDERSON
    MIAMI -- A youthful arms dealer whose company once boasted a $300 million Pentagon munitions contract was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison for trying to ship millions of rounds of prohibited Chinese-made ammunition to Afghan forces fighting alongside U.S. troops. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard imposed the sentence on 25-year-old Efraim Diveroli, who faced a maximum of five years behind bars after pleading guilty in 2009 to a fraud conspiracy charge. Three other executives in Diveroli's AEY Inc. are awaiting sentencing. Lenard gave Diveroli credit for accepting responsibility for the crime but said he deserved a serious...
  • Rubber bullets for Agent Terry? (A Janet Napolitano "MAN MADE DISASTER?)

    12/17/2010 1:22:47 PM PST · by yoe · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 16, 2010 | Rick Oltman
    Caveat Emptor The following reports are unconfirmed 2nd or 3rd hand accounts, but come from three different sources that have all been credible in the past. I was told twice today that (Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry, who was killed on December 14th, was armed with “bean-bag rounds.” "Bean bag rounds" are used when a person is a danger to himself or others, but is not a direct threat in such a manner that lethal force would be appropriate. The round is intended to disable or stun the person without killing them. 50% of cases are when the assailant...
  • Federal Suits Against California AB962 Dismissed (ammo ban)

    12/04/2010 4:38:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 2+ views
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 2 December, 2010 | John Richardson
    Today, U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England dismissed both suits brought against the State of California challenging their restrictions on handgun ammunition that go into effect on February 1, 2011. In both suits, he ruled that the claims failed on ripeness grounds. In virtually identical opinions, Judge England said: Plaintiffs’ claims are not ripe for review. They cannot demonstrate any current harm or a sufficiently immediate concern. No one can yet anticipate how California’s bill will affect Plaintiffs and/or their business. No case or controversy exists at this time. Therefore, Plaintiffs’ case is DISMISSED without prejudice, and Defendant’s Motion to...
  • Gander Mountain (N.Y. state) -- pistol permit to purchase ammo???

    11/27/2010 7:21:13 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 38 replies · 2+ views
    self | 11/27/10 | NewJerseyJoe
    Gander Mountain is having a Thanksgiving weekend special on Remington UMC 9mm Luger ammo. Went in this morning to purchase ... and the guy at the counter asked for my pistol permit. Huh? Never before have I been asked for a pistol permit in order to purchase ammo. I live just over the state line in New Jersey, and getting a pistol permit here is generally about a 30-day effort. So I'll miss this sale. Is this a new law in New York? I never encountered this situation before.
  • Olin calls workers' bluff: Ammo plant to Mississippi [Union jobs head south!]

    11/05/2010 7:37:52 AM PDT · by Arcy · 47 replies ^ | Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 | Steve Giegerich
    A day after union workers rejected for a second time a contract that might have saved their jobs, the Metro East company told them it was moving about 1,000 ammunition production jobs from Metro East to Oxford, Miss. As members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 9 left the East Alton catering hall where the ballots were tallied Tuesday night, more than a few of the employees ventured that Olin was bluffing. The company, they maintained, had no intention of following through on its threat to move their jobs. On Wednesday, Olin called their bluff by...
  • It's official: Olin ammo production to Mississippi (Union drives 800 jobs out of Illinois)

    11/03/2010 2:01:35 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 161 replies
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | November 3, 2010 | STEVE GIEGERICH
    The Olin Corp. announced Wednesday that it will suspend production of centerfire ammunition at its plant in East Alton and re-locate the manufacturing operation to Oxford, Miss. The move comes less than 24 hours after members of the union representing over Olin 800 workers rejected concessions that would have allowed them to keep their jobs. "Our focus always has been on ensuring that we continue producing high-quality products for our customers in an increasingly competitive market," president and CEO Joseph D. Rupp said in a prepared statement. "While I am disappointed that employees represented by the International Association of Machinists...
  • Making your own Desiccant Packs for Long-term Firearm Storage

    10/24/2010 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Immerito · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Scribd ^ | Burt Gummer
    Making your own Desiccant Packs for Long-term Firearm Storage By Burt Gummer “I feel I have been denied critical, need-to-know information!” (Tremors II) With the political climate such as it is today, those of us who had enough for-sight to acquire firearms for the eventual need of preservation and survival have realized that long term storage will become a necessity. It will become a necessity because those in power would like the populous as dependant and passive as possible. This of course includes the right to keep and bear arms which the morons on the left & in the White...
  • Fiocchi Ammo - An Interview with Carlo Fiocchi

    10/20/2010 7:31:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    The Lucky Gunner ^ | October, 2010 | NA
    The Godfather. The Sopranos. Pop culture’s presentation of Italian family businesses here in the US – particularly ones that somehow involve firearms - isn’t always flattering or glamorous. But is this presentation realistic? Or could the reality of a multi-generational Italian family business actually be better than the movies? Better yet, is there one that could even be called a true American success story? To answer those questions, the folks at recently caught up with Carlo Fiocchi, a 4th generation Italian ammunition manufacturer. What we learned surprised us…and if you’ve watched either The Godfather or The Sopranos like we...
  • Police chief's missing ammo in kids' fort

    10/14/2010 3:46:46 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Globe-Democrat ^ | 10-13-10 | n/a
    SEBEKA, Minn., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A police chief in a central Minnesota town who reported ammunition and stun grenades missing found them in his children's backyard fort, authorities say. The Otter Tail Sheriff's Department said Sebeka Police Chief Eric Swenson reported the items missing Friday from his home. Besides the stun grenades and loaded magazines for a Glock 9 mm handgun and an AR-15 rifle, the missing arsenal included gas grenades, gas shotgun rounds, a police radio and a pair of night vision goggles, the Fergus Falls (Minn.) Journal reported Wednesday.
  • Vanity: Looking for the best deals on Ammo

    10/08/2010 7:04:50 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 10-8-2010 | Frantzie
    Looking for the best deals on ammo in case things fall apart.
  • Suspicious Tractor-Trailer Empty [Connecticut]

    10/08/2010 6:25:42 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 8, 2010, updated 23 minuts ago | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BRANFORD, Conn. — Police and FBI agents Friday night said a tractor-trailer stopped in Branford, Conn., and suspected of carrying explosives was empty, NBC station WVIT of Hartford reported." SNIPPET: "Police were told to be on the lookout for a brown Peterbilt tractor-trailer that may have a bomb in it that was en route from Rhode Island to New York City, the New Haven Register reported. Officers were told if they encountered it to stop it and create a perimeter and stand by. Branford is about 80 miles north of New York City. In another incident, around 6:21 p.m....
  • Policymakers Are Out of Ammo - JP Morgan

    09/09/2010 6:51:47 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 9-9-2010 | Cullen Roche
    Policymakers Are Out of Ammo - JP Morgan Cullen Roche September 09, 2010 JP Morgan is joining me in acknowldging that policymakers appear to be out of ammo: “Have policymakers run out of ammunition? Unless they become a lot more adventurous, the answer is probably yes, or at least almost, as monetary policy is already max stimulative and public finances are in a precarious condition. Mr. Bernanke tried to allay market fear by assuring us the FOMC will do “all that it can” to assure recovery, but what is that exactly? He listed three potential added measures: more QE buying...
  • EPA Surrenders to NRA on Gun Control Issue

    08/27/2010 6:26:49 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 68 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 27 August 2010 | Paul Bedard
    In a swift and unexpected decision, the Environmental Protection Agency today rejected a petition from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in bullets and shotgun shells, claiming it doesn't have jurisdiction to weigh on the controversial Second Amendment issue. The decision came just hours after the Drudge Report posted stories from Washington Whispers and the Weekly Standard about how gun groups were fighting the lead bullet ban. The EPA had planned to solicit public responses to the petition for two months, but this afternoon issued a statement rejecting a 100-page request from the Center for Biological Diversity, the...
  • One challenge answered

    08/30/2010 8:06:50 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 17 replies
    Shooting Wire ^ | 30 aug 2010
    On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition that called for an EPA ban on the production and distribution of lead in ammunition. In his explanation of the ruling, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Steve Owens said the reasoning behind the decision was simple: "EPA reached this decision," he wrote, "because the agency does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)." It was the clause following that explanation that has the firearms industry celebration: "...nor is the agency seeking such authority."
  • EPA response to lead ammo

    08/27/2010 3:51:38 PM PDT · by nametrader · 24 replies
    After carefull review, EPA has determined that TSCA does not provide the Agency with authority to address lead shot and bullets as requested in your petition......
  • NSSF Discusses Threat to Traditional Ammunition

    08/27/2010 12:18:26 PM PDT · by nametrader · 7 replies
    NSSF Video discussing the EPA attempt to ban all lead ammunition.
  • EPA Now Accepting Public Comment on Petition to Ban Lead in Ammunition and Fishing Tackle

    08/27/2010 3:01:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies · 1+ views
    CNS ^ | August 26, 2010 | Susan Jones
    "EPA Now Accepting Public Comment on Petition to Ban Lead in Ammunition and Fishing Tackle" Thursday, August 26, 2010 By Susan Jones, Senior Editor SNIPPET: "( – Environmental activists are pressing the Obama administration to ban the manufacture, processing and distribution lead shot, bullets, and fishing sinkers under the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, but hunting and Second Amendment groups say the EPA lacks the authority to do so, for starters." SNIPPET: "The public comment period opened on Aug. 25 and ends on October 31. The EPA must decide whether to accept or reject the petition by November 1,...
  • EPA Considering Ban on All Traditional Ammunition (EPA is the new SS for Obama agenda)

    08/26/2010 7:33:25 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 46 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 08-25-2010
    NEWTOWN, Conn --( All Gun Owners, Hunters and Shooters: With the fall hunting season fast approaching, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Lisa Jackson, who was responsible for banning bear hunting in New Jersey, is now considering a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – a leading anti-hunting organization – to ban all traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, a law in which Congress expressly exempted ammunition. If the EPA approves the petition, the result will be a total ban on all ammunition containing lead-core components, including hunting and target-shooting rounds. The EPA must...
  • Gunman dies after firing at suburban Dallas police (McKinney, Texas)

    08/17/2010 3:03:10 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/17/10 | SCHUYLER DIXON
    A man drove a pickup truck loaded with ammunition into a suburban Dallas police station's parking lot on Tuesday, set the truck on fire and exchanged gunfire with police before he was found dead at the scene, officials said.
  • Great online resource for AMMO

    08/13/2010 11:00:41 AM PDT · by surfer · 49 replies
    Lucky Gunner ^ | 8/13/2010 | surfer
    Found a really great online resource for ammunition (ammo). Have been purchasing from them for a while and their selection, prices and customer service is simply outstanding.
  • San Francisco Eyes Ammunition Registry; CCRKBA Vows Lawsuit(CA)

    08/12/2010 4:56:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 11 August, 2010 |
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's revelation that the City of San Francisco might consider an ammunition registry scheme brought a promise from the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms that a lawsuit would quickly follow. CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said in a report in the San Francisco Examiner that Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier is working with the City Attorney's Office to "craft legislation" regarding an ammunition registry shows the city has learned nothing from its defeat in court over a 2005 gun ban proposition. CCRKBA joined the Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association and other...
  • Officials kill grizzly bears to head-off lawsuits before they arise

    08/01/2010 8:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies · 21+ views
    Bear Attack Examiner ^ | July 31, 2010 | Dave Smith
    Wildlife officials have killed a grizzly bear in Wyoming and a grizzly bear in Montana to head-off potential lawsuits. The Montana grizzly killed and partially consumed Kevin Kammer at a Gallatin National Forest campground near Cooke City, Mont. on July 29. The Wyoming grizzly killed 70 year-old botanist Erwin Evert on June 17 on the Shoshone National Forest near the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The circumstances were quite different, but the decision to kill the bears was undoubtedly influenced by a 1996 court case over the terrible bear mauling of 16 year-old Anna Knochel at a U.S. Forest...
  • OOIDA takes aim at California law regulating handgun ammo delivery

    08/01/2010 8:49:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 2+ views ^ | 30 May, 2009 | Staff
    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), along with two California gun groups and two of its members who transport ammunition, has taken aim at a Golden State law that in 2011 will begin regulating the delivery of handgun ammunition. OOIDA in its lawsuit contends the law is preempted by federal law under the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 or FAAAA, because it would regulate “the routes, rates and services utilized for shipping and delivery and sale of ammunition to a person in California” and “because the provision purports to regulate from whom and to whom such carriers may...