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  • .22 Bubble Weakening; WalMart .22 Bulk Packs!

    07/14/2016 12:07:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean Weingarten I chanced to be at the local WalMart in Yuma today.  This is the store on the frontage road off of old Highway 8, East of town.  Until Friday, June 24, 2016, I had not seen any .22 Long Rifle in the store for three years.On that date, there were 2,300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags and 1,000 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity.  The Mini-Mags were in plastic 100 round boxes at $7.47 a box.  The Standard Velocity were in paper, 50 round boxes at $3.47 a box.  I was told by the clerk, Yittzel, that they would...
  • CA: Poll: Would you Vote for Background Checks on Ammunition?

    07/10/2016 7:18:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An online poll is running in the San Diego Union Tribune in California.  It is currently at 39% for and 60% against.   This poll is a little different in that it is about ammunition instead of firearms.  It is a clear Second Amendment issue, so it will be interesting to see how it goes.Here is a link to the poll. Online polls measure intensity. They are not scientific in sampling.  They measure how many people feel strongly enough to answer an internet poll about a particular issue.  They measure intensity pretty well.  It is common to see Second Amendment...
  • New California Ammunition Law: Restrictive, Burdensome, Costly, Ineffective

    07/09/2016 5:08:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 1225.  It is a lengthy, extremely restrictive law regulating the sale of ammunition in California.  It is so restrictive, that it might not hold up in court.  Challenges to the law may have to wait.  The law only goes into effect *if* the very broad, very anti-Second Amendment proposition "Safety for All Act of 2016" is not approved of by the voters.  So this bill, and several others signed by Governor Brown, do not go into effect *unless* voters refuse to approve of the anti-Second Amendment  "Safety for All Act". What...
  • More .22 Ammo at Yuma WalMart

    07/07/2016 8:07:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A little more than a week ago, I was in the local Yuma WalMart.  There are three, but I primarily visit one.  Last Friday, I was surprised to find 2300 rounds of CCI Mini-mag .22 Long Rifle cartridges and 1,000 rounds of Standard Velocity CCI .22 Long Rifle cartridges for sale.  The clerk, Yittzel, told me that it was unusual, but they saw .22 come in about once a month.  She said it would be gone quickly.  I had not seen .22 ammunition in the store for three years. Yittzel tempered this by saying it appeared to be coming...
  • .22 Ammo in Yuma WalMart

    07/03/2016 7:09:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 83 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    When I go to the local WalMart in Yuma (there are three), I check to see if there is any .22 ammunition.  At some point, increased production and falling demand should cross, allowing for more .22 on the shelves. At the WalMart on Frontage road, toward the Foothills, I was surprised to see .22 ammunition.  It was the first time in three years.There were 2,300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags and 1,000 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity.  The Mini-Mags were in plastic 100 round boxes at $7.47 a box.  The Standard Velocity were in paper, 50 round boxes at $3.47...
  • San Francisco seeks to ban pension fund from investing in gun industry

    06/28/2016 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jun 28 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a measure that would ban the city employee retirement system from investing in companies that participate in firearm and ammunition manufacturing. The resolution by the supervisors could have a ripple effect throughout the country as the debate about gun control grows in the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando two weeks ago at a gay nightclub that left 50 people dead and several others injured. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is trying to gather support nationwide by asking the mayors of both Boston and New York...
  • Americans Continue to Buy Guns in Record Numbers

    06/14/2016 7:46:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, Americans continue to break records for gun sales.  While the National Instant Check System (NICS) does not track gun sales directly, the numbers are highly correlated. The numbers of NICS checks, and the increase in private firearms, have skyrocketed during the Obama administration.The total for 2016 through the end of May is 11,698,006 instant checks. That is more than the entire year of 2007, which held the record up to that year. Thus, during the Obama years, the number of private firearm sales has doubled.  In 2015, the highest year on record, the total number of checks...
  • California Lt. Gov. Newsom, lawmakers on collision course over gun control

    05/02/2016 9:43:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-2-16 | Malia Zimmerman
    California’s Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Democratic lawmakers appear to be on a collision course over a new round of gun control measures. Newsom, claiming lawmakers are dragging their feet, is collecting thousands of signatures in pursuit of a gun initiative ballot measure in November. But lawmakers say they’re planning to address these issues via legislation, and the initiative could hurt what they’re doing. Critics also say the proposed California ballot initiative contains a wide variety of restrictive, costly and unreasonable gun and ammunition control measures. The proposed “Safety for All As of 2016” initiative has 600,000 signatures from...
  • Dallas Wal-Mart Has .22 LR in Stock Below 7 Cents per Round

    04/20/2016 6:54:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The  presence of .22 rimfire at Wal-Mart has been uncommon for three years now.  When President Obama pushed for more infringements on the Second Amendment, starting in 2013, the demand for .22 rimfire skyrocketed.  Instead of raising prices on the ammunition sufficiently to bring demand down to reasonable levels, manufacturers tried to keep prices stable to earn customer good will.  It failed as a strategy.  With the demand so high, less public entrepreneurs purchased all the .22 they could obtain, then offered it over the Internet, at gun shows, and other venues, at three to four times the price...
  • TX: Dallas Wal-Mart Has .22 LR in Stock Below 7 Cents per Round (Is it gone yet? LOL!)

    04/18/2016 8:40:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wall-Mart .22 rimfire has been uncommon for three years now. When President Obama pushed for more infringements on the Second Amendment, starting in 2013, the demand for .22 rimfire skyrocketed. Instead of raising prices on the ammunition sufficiently to bring demand down to reasonable levels, manufacturers tried to keep prices stable to earn customer good will. It failed as a strategy. With the demand so high, less public entrepreneurs purchased all the .22 they could obtain, then offered it over the Internet, at gun shows, and other venues, at three to four times the price purchased. The producers stayed with...
  • Buy Ammo

    01/25/2016 5:04:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition. Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime. Never. Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West. Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future. And the answer to all of them is...
  • Coming Soon: Legislation To Heavily Regulate Ammunition In New York

    12/30/2015 2:08:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    I wish I could say I'm shocked, but this is New York. It's an anti-gun state. Of course, some local legislators were going to try and regulate the sale of ammunition (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle): State lawmakers from Brooklyn announced on Monday new draft legislation aimed at tightly restricting the sale of ammunition in New York. The Senate and Assembly bills were drafted in an effort to keep potential terrorists from stocking up on ammo, according to sponsors state Sen. Roxanne Persaud and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon. The twin bills are backed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who worked with...
  • Full Shelves of .22 at Wal-Mart in Dallas

    12/12/2015 5:47:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I just got back from the North Dallas Wal-Mart just off the George W. Bush freeway and Marsh rd, consistently had 5 cent .22 ammunition when I visited my Daughter in October.  When I checked on 29 November, there were five boxes of Winchester copper-plated .22 LR, 333 round boxes for $14.97.  That translates to 4.5 cents a cartridge.   I suspected that it was a fluke.Today, at 11:30 on 11 December, I checked again.  This time the shelves were full of .22 at Wal-Mart, including quite a few bulk packs.  The Remington ammo today was 4.9 cents a round;...
  • Proposed law to stop terror suspects from buying guns in U.S. faces NRA, GOP opposition

    11/18/2015 7:07:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Cameron Joseph and Larry Mcshane
    The NRA -- and their gun-loving Republican cohorts -- are refusing once more to stop terrorists intent on getting armed in the U.S.A. A legal loophole allows suspected terrorists on the government's no-fly list to legally buy guns, but a bill to fix that will likely wither on the vine. The federal Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, even in the wake of last week’s terrorist killing of 129 people in Paris, remains a long shot due to its rabid pro-gun opponents. "Anything which they feel restricts the use or the ability to retain a gun they’re opposed...
  • JOHN LOTT DISCUSSES GARY KLECK’S CRITICISMS OF THE EVIDENCE REGARDING “MORE GUNS, LESS CRIME”

    11/18/2015 10:47:00 PM PST · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | November 18, 2015 | Ari Armstrong
    In August, Kleck told Mother Jones that he doesn’t know of any “credible criminologist” who believes that “with more guns there are less crimes.” More recently Kleck was interviewed by Ari Armstrong about these points and Kleck’s claims that there hasn’t been any increase in the rate that people are carrying permitted concealed handguns and that neither more guns nor more concealed handguns reduce homicides or any other type of violent crime. Here is the beginning of Ari’s interview with Lott: Recently I interviewed criminologist Gary Kleck about gun ownership and crime. In the course of that interview, Kleck expressed...
  • City Council committee rejects gun sales tax resolution

    11/19/2015 4:00:24 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 3 replies
    The idea was to ask the state to establish a special sales tax on handgun and ammunition sales. The thought was that the money made from the sales tax would help pay for body cameras. The Baltimore City Council's public safety committee rejected the resolution, but it is clear the conversation about funding the body camera program is not going away. City Councilman Carl Stokes, who is running for mayor, was one of the resolution's sponsors.
  • Momentum For A Tax Overhaul Is Growing Day By Day

    11/18/2015 3:52:22 AM PST · by expat_panama · 19 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/17/2015 | LEW UHLER AND PETER FERRARA
    Our tax-cutting cup runneth over. Not since adoption of the Federal Personal Income Tax (16th Amendment) over 100 years ago has so much attention been given to the adverse effects of high-rate income taxes on economic growth, personal wealth creation, and wage and job levels. Thank you, national Republican debates and presidential hopefuls. Also weighing in are investment business leaders like Carl Icahn regarding the disastrous effects of U.S. tax laws on American businesses. U.S. corporations are fleeing the highest corporate tax rate among industrialized nations (about 40%, including state corporation taxes) through inversions — buying a controlling interest in...
  • Top California official pushes ammo background checks

    10/19/2015 6:29:53 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/19/15 | Unknown
    Gun control advocates are launching a new regulatory push in California to impose first-in-the-nation instant background checks for ammunition sales, a move that comes as gun violence surfaces as a lightning rod issue in the 2016 presidential race. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, joined with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in announcing the initiative last week. snip It would require owners to turn in "large-capacity" magazines -- those holding 11 rounds or more -- and report when their weapons are stolen. snip Aside from the ammo background checks, the California proposal also...
  • Ruger enters ammo business with ‘revolutionary’ technology

    10/16/2015 9:04:34 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 74 replies
    New Hampshire Business Review ^ | October 15, 2015 | Bob Sanders
    Georgia-based PolyCase to manufacture handgun, pistol bullets Sturm, Ruger & Co. is getting into the ammunition business for the first time, partnering with a Georgia company to produce what it calls a “revolutionary bullet” that “changes everything you know about ammo.” Ruger, which is headquartered in Connecticut but has a major facility in Newport, will be putting its brand on bullets produced by Savannah-based PolyCase Ammunition LLC for a .45-caliber handgun and .38-caliber pistol. PolyCase has a pending patent on its process, which injects a dense polymer copper matrix into a mold. The resulting bullet in the PolyCase Ruger ARX...
  • U.S. delivers 50 tons of ammunition to Syria rebel groups

    10/12/2015 1:10:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/12/15 | Barbara Starr
    U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration's urgent effort to find new ways to support those groups. Details of the air mission over Syria were confirmed by a U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly because the details have not yet been formally announced. C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of rebels groups vetted by the US,...
  • Ordinance To Require San Francisco Gun Shops To Videotape Sales Introduced By Supervisor

    09/16/2015 9:00:12 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell Tuesday introduced an ordinance that would require firearms dealers to videotape all gun and ammunition sales and share ammunition sales data with police. The ordinance would require gun stores to keep all videos made of gun and ammunition sales for at least a year, and all records of ammunition sales for up to five years, according to Farrell.
  • Square Reader

    09/03/2015 1:08:05 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 7 replies
    9/302015 | Shameless Vanity
    With technology changing rapidly I am looking for a solution to take payment for goods and services via credit card through my smart phone. Many small time operators have been using Square Reader for their point of purchase reader and my main concern is their policy of not allowing purchases of guns and ammunition. I support the Second Amendment and I don't want to use Square Reader if there are better alternatives out there. Square Reader takes 2.75% per transaction as well. Does anyone use another reader with a better constitutional record and/or lower fees?
  • AZ: .50 BMG Ammunition at Wal-Mart

    08/19/2015 3:56:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    To any fair minded observer, gun ownership, the familiarity with and acceptance of guns, and the embracing of guns by American society, has been in a decades long resurgence. I spotted an indicator of this reality in a local Wal-Mart a few days ago.  I often stop by the Wal-Mart ammunition counter to see what is happening.  While .22 ammunition is starting to appear on the shelves of dedicated gun stores, it is absent from Wal-Mart in Yuma, Arizona. But .50 Browning Machine Gun ammunition is there.  The .50 BMG has been gaining popularity with American shooters for decades. ...
  • Walmart halts gun sales during flooding 'to comply with the law' (FL)

    08/04/2015 10:09:17 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 08/04/2015 | Lee Williams
    For a gun writer, it sounded almost too unbelievable to be true. The Pasco County Board of Commissioners declares a state-of-emergency Saturday because of severe rains and flooding, and then an unknown county official supposedly orders the Walmart Supercenter in Wesley Chapel to suspend firearms and ammunition sales because of the emergency. Aaron Mullins, Walmart's corporate spokesman, confirmed the story Monday, at least at first. "A county official reached out to the store and said they weren't allowed to sell firearms or ammo," Mullins said Monday morning. "The store did not give me the person's name, but said they were...
  • NY suspends background checks on ammunition purchases

    07/13/2015 6:39:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The gun grabbers are up in arms this week while demonstrating the conveniently situational respect they have for the constitution when it comes to the Second Amendment. For our lead item, we return to New York where Governor Andrew Cuomo has just moved to quietly suspend a portion of the odious SAFE Act, resulting in all sorts of anger from the Democrats here. (From the New York Times) The administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo agreed on Friday to suspend a plan to require background checks on ammunition sales, putting in doubt part of the gun control law that...
  • Agency’s request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts an inquiry

    07/09/2015 6:05:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 9, 2015 | Kyle Roerink
    In a move that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.
  • Obama To Circumvent Congress With ‘Gag Order’ On Firearm Coverage

    06/08/2015 5:59:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7 Jun 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Obama To Circumvent Congress With ‘Gag Order’ On Firearm Coverage by AWR Hawkins 7 Jun 2015 On June 1 Breitbart News reported on Obama’s Spring 2015 “Unified Agenda.” The gun control measures contained therein which were to be passed by executive fiat. Since that time Representatives like Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY-4th) have placed riders on a DOJ appropriations bill to stop portions of the executive gun control push in its tracks. Now the NRA-ILA is revealing that the Obama administration is working behind the scenes to stifle reporting on firearms. From the NRA-ILA: Even as news reports have been highlighting...
  • Prison officials want to buy nearly 5 million rounds

    05/29/2015 10:30:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | May 29, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Bids from 'Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses' sought by June 29 Another branch of the federal government is poised to make a massive purchase of ammunition, including hollow points, an expanding bullet designed for “maximizing tissue damage and blood loss or shock.” A new Federal Bureau of Prisons shopping list includes: 1 million 9 mm Lugar 124 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point rounds; 1 million 9 mm Lugar 124 Grain Jacketed Ball rounds; 1 million 9 mm Lugar 115 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point rounds; 1.5 million .223 caliber 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket rounds; 40,000 12 Gauge #4 Buckshot 27...
  • House Dems Pushing Bill Requiring Face-To-Face Purchases Of Ammunition

    05/13/2015 4:26:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    WJFK-FM ^ | May 13, 2015
    House Democrats are introducing legislation that will “place limits and safeguards on the online market for ammunition.” Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., announced this week the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015, which would require face-to-face purchases. In a statement, she referenced the 2012 Colorado theater shooting where 12 people were killed and 70 others injured. “This bill would take the most basic steps to slow the proliferation of guns and ammunition, helping to prevent events like what we saw in Aurora, Colorado three years ago,” she said in a statement. “Congress can, and must do more to keep...
  • Top Five Overrated Rifle Cartridges

    03/23/2015 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 99 replies
    NRA American Hunter ^ | 3/23/2015 | Philip Massaro
    The myriad selection of rifle cartridges today has a metric ton of overlap, duplication, and some downright silly designs. Some of these designs boast wonderful claims, but not all of them measure up. In order to be overrated, you have to be rated at all, so that leaves some of the more obscure designs off the menu. I’m well aware that I’m going to be taking a lot of flak for this article, no matter which cartridges I were to pick, so let me give you some details to start with. When you sit down to make your voodoo doll...
  • Old Ammo, Collectable or Shootable?

    03/23/2015 12:40:15 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 32 replies
    Me | 23 March 2015 | Me
    I have aquired some old ammo. Is it collectable of should I shoot it? Remington 38 Special 200gr RNL USGI 38 Special M41 Ball, head stamp FC 58 Sears Ted Williams 30-30 170gr SP, head stamp Sears Western 22LR Lubaloy Coated
  • Found at the Gun Show: Western Super X #7, Chilled 12 Guage

    03/16/2015 7:00:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This box of unfired Western Super X shotgun shells was found at the last gun show in Yuma.  A friend had it on his table, someone had bought it 50 years or more ago, set it aside, and never used it.  The box has some wear around the edges, but all the printing and color is clear.  The cartridges are just like new.  Just look at the roll crimp.  These cartridges were never loaded into a magazine. Number 7 shot is not common any more.  It is a useful size shot for everything from ducks to dove, but now...
  • Obama AR-15 Bullet Ban Lifted, Gun Rights Still Target

    03/12/2015 3:25:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    un Control: Fifty-two senators, 238 House members and 80,000 public comments have forced the ATF to pull back for "more study" its proposed ban on ammo for the AR-15, the leading gun for hunting and self-defense. The Second Amendment, written in the era of muskets, does not mention what arms we have the right to keep and bear. But we have an idea, based on how they were used: to protect their owners' homes, businesses, farms and families, and to resist the tyranny of government, which during the American Revolution was the British crown.
  • ATF Hand In the Cookie Jar Slapped Down

    03/11/2015 6:52:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Yesterday, March 10, 2015 was a Red Letter Day. No; it had nothing to do with Hillary’s e-mail “coming out party” at the United Nations. And, no, ISIS has not forsaken its bloodlust ways. It’s perhaps even more remarkable. A federal government agency has backed down! Specifically, on Tuesday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (affectionately known simply as “ATF”) publicly admitted failure and backed away from its misguided and disingenuous attempt to ban one of the most popular ammunition rounds in civilian use. However, before we break open a bottle of The Bubbly, it must be kept...
  • Five Rounds Standard issue for a U.S. Army Guard?

    02/26/2015 7:28:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 85 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I was either in, or worked for, the U.S. Army for over 30 years.  During that time I had some experience with what guards were issued for ammunition.   My brother brought my attention to a video done about F-15s in Bitburg, Germany, in 1981, at the height of the cold war, only a few year before NATO won.  It is titled "The Wing".  In the video you can see the Tech Sergeant being issued magazines.  He is issued four magazines, all have rounds in them.  He makes sure his chamber is clear, and inserts one magazine.  In the screen-shot...
  • Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammunition!

    02/26/2015 3:53:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | NRA-ILA
    Oppose BATFE's Expansion of the Federal "Armor Piercing" Ammo Ban and Tell Congress to Act President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise. Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to do the next best thing. BATFE is now proposing to ban a whole class of common...
  • ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety"

    02/17/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 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’s “framework notice” released Friday evening is embedded at the bottom of this post.)Last week’s federal court summary judgment against the government in...
  • 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...
  • Militant group offers cash rewards for 'location' of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

    11/19/2014 1:33:25 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 November 2014 | Laura Collins
    "A group describing itself as a 'Militant Resistance' to a 'corrupt police state' has offered $5000 for details of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's whereabouts, MailOnline can reveal. Officer Wilson, 28, has been in hiding on paid leave ever since he gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown, 18, on 9 August. Now, in one of a series of incendiary tweets the RbG Black Rebels have stated, 'We are paying $5k cash for location of Ofc. Darren Wilson. Real $, no joke, no crime we just wana get his photo an ask him a few questions.' And though the RbG Black...
  • This bullet makes 3D printed guns genuinely dangerous weapons (but don't panic just yet)

    11/08/2014 12:02:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Tech Times ^ | November 6, 2014 | Nicole Arce
    One of the things that have prevented 3D printed guns from gaining popularity with the mainstream is the fact that they can't fire more than several rounds without wearing out. The plastic used to make the body of the gun is simply too fragile to accommodate the force of firing. A 25-year-old machinist has found an easy, although time-consuming, way to solve this problem. Michael Crumling has developed ammunition he calls .314 Atlas, after the .314-inch caliber and the Atlas lathe he used to make his bullets. Each bullet designed by Crumling is buried deep inside and reinforced with a...
  • ISIS ammunition has origins in United States, China: Report

    10/06/2014 10:44:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zee News ^ | 10/06/2014 | By Manisha Singh
    Baghdad: In its fight in Syria and Iraq, the dreaded terror group, Islamic State or ISIS, has been using ammunition from the United States among other countries as per reports. As per reports in New York Times, field data gathered by a private arms-tracking organisation suggested that weaponry sent to Syria and Iraq to help the governments there had passed to the militants. This had in turn helped the rise of ISIS and had added to their combative strenght. One of the ammunition that the ISIS has used in the war has been the rifle cartridges from the US. This...
  • For Gun Shop Owners, It’s No Longer Hip to Be ‘Square’ (Operation Choke Point at it AGAIN)

    09/25/2014 5:06:50 AM PDT · by MikeinMotley · 23 replies
    DailySignal.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Jennifer Kerns
    It’s white. It’s square. And at 1-by-1 inch in diameter, it is the perfect accoutrement to any entrepreneur’s smartphone. With its quick swipe capability and ultimate portability, the high-tech Square Reader credit-card processor has become an invaluable tool in today’s economy. How high-tech credit card vendors and customers get their Second Amendment rights infringed. Taxi drivers use it—as do trade-show vendors, online retailers and home contractors. It is, as the company’s slogan says, a “small credit card reader” that offers “big possibilities.” But some of those big possibilities are apparently being foreclosed by the Obama administration. Last summer, around the...
  • AZ:.22 Rimfire Spotted in Yuma

    09/07/2014 3:01:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    .22 rimfire is starting to become more available, as tremendous demand is being met.   From around the country I am hearing reports of more .22 rimfire being available, though supplies are still not sufficient to keep stores stocked. My friend Jerry needed to purchase some shotgun ammunition for dove hunting, as I was taking his son and friend out as beginning hunters.   We drove to Wal Mart.   Shotgun ammunition has never been in short supply.   Wal Mart was out of dove loads!  Shooting dove with duck loads or buck shot is not a good idea.   I should explain that...
  • The .22 Ammo Shortage Mystery -- Solved!

    08/31/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 129 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 “all” ammo anymore. For the record, there is no conspiracy. There is no secret government contract. It’s 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 production—double, 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...
  • The Ammunition Bubble: Substitute 12 guage for .22?

    06/09/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The two boxes of ammunition cost about the same on today's market The price of 12 gauge hunting ammunition has dropped back to near pre- ammunition bubble levels.    Wal-mart had 100 rounds of birdshot loads priced at $19.97 a couple  of days ago.   That is 20 cents per round, or $5 per box of 25.  Before the Barack Obama ammunition bubble, the ordinary price was a little lower, perhaps $4.50, with sales just before dove season as low as $3.00. .22 rimfire ammunition, particularly .22 long rifle (LR) ammunition prices are at an all time high.  This is a...
  • ‘The Last Round You’ll Ever Need’: The Awesome New Bullet Billed as a ‘One-Shot Manstopper’

    01/27/2014 7:05:26 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/27/14 | Elizabeth Kreft
    Gun owners who prefer a hollow point design to a full metal jacket might have found a new favorite. G2 Research (G2R) released it’s new Radically Invasive Projectile (R.I.P.) this month, hoping to “take the civilian and law enforcement markets by storm, and truly become the last round you’ll ever need.” G2R, based in Winder, Ga., highlights that the bullet points are manufactured with trocar angles — or simply put, edges with three angles reaching one point — to “penetrate the dermis layer more efficiently.” The G2R website explains the R.I.P. acts like a full metal jacket when it impacts...
  • This is the last bullet you’ll ever need — 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 you’re aiming at. However, since we started using weapons, humans have never stuck with the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” 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...
  • The Coming Crash in Ammunition Prices

    06/08/2014 4:00:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 112 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Obama caused bubble in ammunition prices seems ready to bust.   Over the last few years people have seen ammunition prices double or triple.  Handgun and rifle ammunition has been hard to find at times.   .22 long rifle ammunition tripled in price over the last 18 months.   People would line up to buy ammunition at prices two and three times the level that they were just two years ago. All of that is about to change.   Ammunition supply looks as though it is ready to catch up with demand.   Centerfire pistol and rifle cartridges are available on most store...