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  • 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
    STLToday.com ^ | 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...
  • So, about that union job security…

    11/04/2010 3:19:01 PM PDT · by radioone · 22 replies
    RedState ^ | 11-3-10 | RedState
    Talk about a rocky relationship ending badly… First, the union boss scolded his members for sharing information with their co-workers about what was going on behind closed doors at the bargaining table. Then, a couple of weeks ago, some individual(s) beat up the union boss. Now, things are going to get a lot more tense in East Alton, Illinois. On Wednesday, after workers represented by the International Association of Machinists voted down a contract offer for the second time, they learned that their employer was not bluffing about moving their jobs to Mississippi.
  • General Dynamics Awarded Four-year Ammunition Contract by Spanish Army

    11/04/2010 12:54:58 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Defense Professionals ^ | 11/4/2010 | Defense Professionals
    The Ministry of Defense of Spain has awarded General Dynamics European Land Systems, through its Spanish subsidiary Santa Bárbara Sistemas S.A., a four-year contract for the supply of 5,56x45 mm NATO ammunition for the Spanish Army, Air Force and Navy. The contract has a maximum potential value of approximately €20 million ($27.9 million) if all options are exercised. The 5,56x45mm ammunition, officially referred to as “5.56 NATO,” is the standard ammunition for the armed forces of all NATO members and many other countries around the world. The ammunition will be manufactured in Palencia, in the center of Spain. With this...
  • 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...
  • Medfly and Other Dems (Good Advice for Republican Candidates).

    10/11/2010 11:42:38 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | on 10.11.10 @ 6:08AM | By Jed Babbin
    With Election Day fast approaching, it's time to remind Republicans of the unused ammunition they have only three more weeks to expend. In the spirit of the Marine Corps aviators -- one of whose mottos is, "never return to base with unexpended ordnance" -- here are a few cases of bombs that are still hanging on the Republicans' wings waiting to be dropped.
  • Suspicious Tractor-Trailer Empty [Connecticut]

    10/08/2010 6:25:42 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 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....
  • EPA's Gun Control

    08/26/2010 5:32:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Regulation: The U.S. Supreme Court says Americans have an individual right to keep and bear arms. The EPA says the bullets for those guns may be banned as an environmental hazard. The endless power grabs by the federal leviathan know no boundaries of law, science or even common sense. The Environmental Protection Agency of Lisa Jackson is seriously considering a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity, a leading anti-hunting group, to ban all traditional lead ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. If the EPA approves the petition, the result will be a ban on all...
  • At Naco port of entry, officer takes kick to face

    08/27/2010 11:09:37 AM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — A man attempting to illegally enter the United States at the Naco port of entry has been charged with assault after he kicked a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer in the face. The incident occurred Monday at about 8 p.m. when officers at the port of entry noticed a man trying to walk into the U.S. through the outbound pedestrian lane leading into Mexico, according to a release from the federal agency. When officers made their way towards the man, he began climbing a security fence to avoid capture. As they attempted to apprehend him, the...
  • 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 NEWS.com ^ | 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: "(CNSNews.com) – 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,...
  • Bachmann fires assault rifle, ends 2-day tour with a bang

    08/26/2010 9:21:38 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 Aug 2010 | Chris Welch
    Embracing her strong pro-gun stance, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann fired off a few rounds from an M4 carbine Thursday morning, according to employees of a local ammunition manufacturer in her district. The pro-Second Amendment conservative and rising Tea Party movement icon made the final public campaign stop of her two-day bus tour at Federal Ammunition ATK in Anoka, Minnesota. Photography and videotaping were not allowed. Employees of ATK who were in attendance told CNN about the visit before the campaign ushered them away saying details for the press would be provided by the campaign. Two employees said Bachmann fired off...
  • EPA Now Accepting Public Comment on Petition to Ban Lead in Ammunition and Fishing Tackle

    08/26/2010 8:49:43 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 80 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | Thursday, August 26, 2010 | Susan Jones
    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. A petition submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 3 says ammunition and tackle manufacturers are now marketing a wide variety of non-lead, nontoxic bullets, shotgun pellets and fishing tackle, which can and should be used instead of lead projectiles and weights. “There is no technological or commercial reason why nontoxic ammunition and fishing...
  • EPA to Consider Ban on Hunting

    08/26/2010 8:08:02 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 54 replies
    The Silent majority ^ | 08-26-10 | SouthernMan
    No, really, the EPA is considering a ban on traditional ammunition. That my friends translate into a ban on traditional hunting. The EPA is considering a petition that would ban all ammunition that contains lead core components like…well, almost all ammunition used in hunting or target shooting. While I suppose bow hunters would be fine, at least for a while, (as well as those Davy Crockett types who can bag a bear with a sharpened stick and a truck load of testosterone) it leaves the rest of us pretty well screwed. I have included the entire article from The National...
  • EPA Considering (planning) Ban on All Traditional (lead) Ammunition

    08/25/2010 10:46:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 80 replies
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  • Environmental Protection Agency considering a ban on lead ammunition

    08/25/2010 1:28:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 25, 2010 | Mark Hemingway
    Here’s an astounding bit of government overreach: NSSF [National Shooting Sports Foundation] is springing into action, as the public comment period opens on EPA considering a regulation that will ban all traditional lead ammunition. This would basically end the shooting sports as we know it. Remember this is a no-win situation for us, because bullets made of materials other than lead are often considered armor piercing by law. Copper is your basic material, and copper is expensive, and has much poorer performance properties than lead.
  • Contractor in ammunition scheme now target of Orlando federal prosecutors

    08/23/2010 7:52:02 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8/23/10 | Amy L. Edwards
    A 24-year-old Miami Beach man accused in a scheme to illegally ship nearly $300 million in Chinese-made ammunition to Afghan soldiers is now the target of an Orlando federal criminal investigation. Efraim Diveroli, a military contractor who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in a South Florida federal case last year, was arrested Friday. A criminal complaint filed in Orlando charges Diveroli with two counts: possessing firearms as a convicted felon and possessing firearms by a person under indictment for a felony offense.
  • No lead?

    08/09/2010 8:47:43 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    democratherald ^ | 7 Aug 2010 | Hasso Hering
    The federal Environmental Protection Agency has received a petition to ban lead in hunting ammunition and fishing tackle, and Oregon wildlife officials are watching with some concern. Also worried are people in the shooting sports. “This is a serious issue for anyone who likes to target practice, shoot for fun or enjoy hunting, and will be a huge impact on shooting ranges across the nation,” said Mike McCarter, range master of the Albany Rifle and Pistol Club, which maintains a range at Saddle Butte east of Shedd. “We are energizing our membership to send letters to the EPA in opposition...
  • Oppose Petition to Ban Traditional Ammunition

    08/05/2010 9:49:05 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 28 replies
    Oppose Petition to Ban Traditional AmmunitionNSSF All Gun Owners, Hunters and Shooters, The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry -- urges you to contact the Environmental Protection Agency to oppose a petition filed August 3 by the extremist Center for Biological Diversity to ban traditional ammunition. Your right to choose the ammunition you hunt and shoot with is at stake. Express your opposition by calling or e-mailing: Lisa P. Jackson Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20460 (202) 564-4700 Fax: (202) 501-1450 Email:...
  • Groups Seek Ban on Lead in Sporting Ammunition

    08/03/2010 4:25:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 91 replies · 50+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 3, 2010 | FELICITY BARRINGER
    Lead, for centuries the core ingredient of ammunition, is now coming under attack itself. As the American military begins to embrace “green bullets,” environmental groups are pushing state and federal officials to ban the use of lead in hunters’ guns and fishermen’s tackle. Their goal is to protect both the animals that scavenge the carcasses of hunted prey and the people who consume meat from hunting expeditions. On Tuesday, the Center for Biological Diversity and the American Bird Conservancy plan to file a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency seeking a comprehensive nationwide ban on lead-based sporting ammunition and fishing...
  • Lawsuit Aimed at Ammunition Restrictions (California)

    07/13/2010 2:46:34 PM PDT · by StateAmmunition · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 07-13-2010 | Stephanie Hoops
    Seven months before California’s new law regulating the sale of ammunition fully takes effect, a local ammunition business has taken the state to court with a constitutional challenge. State Ammunition Inc. in Ventura has filed a federal suit alleging the law violates the Commerce Clause by prohibiting ammunition sellers from making sales that aren’t face-to-face transactions. “StateAmmo.com will be unable to sell ammunition to purchasers in 49 other states, resulting in an immediate and devastating loss of income, business growth, good will and customers,” the suit states. A second plaintiff, Jim Otten, who sells ammunition from Minnesota at A1ammo.com, would...
  • The 30mm Solution

    07/05/2010 6:46:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 7/4/2010 | The Strategy Page
    U.S. Army has established a second source (General Dynamics) for 30mm cannon ammunition. This is to insure there are no interruptions in deliveries, and some competition when it comes to production quality and price. The U.S. Army is using over half a million 30mm cannon rounds a year for its AH-64 Apache helicopter gunships. Each round costs over $100. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the most accurate cannon fire comes from the 30mm autocannon on the AH-64 helicopter, and such support is very popular. This is partly because of the increased emphasis on reducing civilian casualties. During the heaviest combat in...
  • Legal Action Filed to Overturn California AB962

    07/02/2010 11:25:29 AM PDT · by StateAmmunition · 9 replies · 1+ views
    stateammo.com ^ | 07/01/2010 | stateammo.com
    A legal challenge to California’s online handgun ammunition sales ban and fingerprint purchasing requirement (AB962) was recently filed in federal court. A copy of the lawsuit is available at the following link: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B265PzaPpihQYTlhYWIxNTktYjExNy00YTdiLTk5MjUtZGRhMTJkYzNjMzIz&hl=en The lawsuit was filed by the Chaffin Law Office http://chaffinlaw.com of Ventura, California, on behalf of three Plaintiffs including State Ammunition Inc., a California company selling ammunition online at http://www.stateammo.com, as well as individuals Jim Otten and Jim Russell, both retired members of the United States Marine Corps. Jim Otten, a Minnesota resident, is the owner of http://www.a1ammo.com, a company outside California claiming that as a result...
  • Nammo And Thales To Cooperate On NextGen Aircraft Ammunition

    06/21/2010 1:14:10 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 1+ views
    SPX via Space War ^ | 6/21/2010 | SPX via Space War
    This is driven by Norway and Australia's involvement in the F-35 fighter program and the need for a new ammunition round capable of meeting all requirements and ensuring lethality against both soft and hard targets. This will include cooperation on the Norwegian ammunition concept, APEX, and a special training round as well as Thales' frangible ammunition round called APFI. The APEX development and qualification effort is now fully funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and Nammo. "This cooperation will create a new platform for ammunition business between two industry leaders. Nammo's APEX concept is based on more than 20...
  • Mosin Nagant Rifle Question

    06/04/2010 11:41:59 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 95 replies · 1,205+ views
    My Gun Case | June 04, 2010 | Humblegunner
    I have a question for our resident Free Republic firearms experts. Several years ago I purchased a Mosin Nagant M-44 Carbine at a gun show. (Винтовка Мосина 7.62 x 54R) I like it. I have never fired it. Why? I don't trust the ammunition. I have several boxes (unmarked) of what the vendor at the gun show CLAIMED was 7.62 x 54R. Trouble is, the base of the casings are NOT stamped with the caliber. What they have stamped there is 21 and 87. My camera is not good enough to pick this up well, but you get the idea:...
  • Explosion, Fire Rock Bend's Nosler Bullets Plant

    06/02/2010 9:10:25 PM PDT · by archy · 38 replies · 1,487+ views
    KTVZ.COM ^ | POSTED: 2:33 pm PDT June 2, 2010 | By Adam Aaro, KTVZ.COM
    Explosion, Fire Rock Bend's Nosler Bullets Plant Fire Officials Praise Evacuation; Damage 'Extensive' By Adam Aaro, KTVZ.COM POSTED: 2:33 pm PDT June 2, 2010 BEND, Ore. -- An explosion and fire rocked a portion of the Nosler Inc. bullet manufacturing plant in southwest Bend Wednesday afternoon, prompting an evacuation and the closure of streets in the area. Ddespite a blast felt for several blocks, all 100 workers were accounted for. The initial report was only about smoke shortly after 2 p.m. at the facility at 107 SW Columbia St., leading to a full evacuation. By 2:15 p.m., there were reports...
  • Old Ammunition Poses Problem in Afghanistan

    06/01/2010 5:17:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 616+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2010 – Some homes have attics, basements or garages full of extra things that simply don’t get thrown away. International forces in Afghanistan have found that such a hoarding mentality applies to ammunition, regardless of its quality. During a May 28 "DoD Live" bloggers roundtable, Army Col. Ronald L. Green, logistics director for Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan, discussed the dangers surrounding old ammunition stockpiles and the challenges the NATO training mission faces in getting rid of them. Over the past three years, the training command has identified 6,325 metric tons of unsafe and surplus ammunition, Green...
  • Dueling Rifle Rounds: It’s All About the Wound Channel

    05/26/2010 11:41:33 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 46 replies · 1,780+ views
    Defense Tech ^ | 5/26/2010 | Greg Grant
    The Times (the British one) has a story about the continuing debate over the 7.62mm round versus the 5.56mm as employed in the long range firefights in Afghanistan. The story asserts that the 5.56mm round used in the M4 rifle “lacks sufficient velocity and killing power in long-range firefights.” As Defense Tech readers know, we’ve covered this issue before. As for the stopping power of the 5.56mm round, that very topic came up at a roundtable discussion I attended with the Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier last month at Aberdeen Test Center, Md. It led to an interesting discussion about...
  • Illinois Department of Corrections buying ammo on (not very good) credit

    04/10/2010 5:34:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies · 875+ views
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 April, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    Illinois gun blogger Thirdpower notes that the state's budget is in such dire straits that the state prison system is finding it difficult to buy ammunition. The Illinois Department of Corrections was forced to make an emergency purchase of ammunition last month because of the state's inability to pay its bills. The purchase happened after one of the state's ammunition vendors, Shore Galleries Inc., refused to ship bullets unless the company was paid upfront. The state owes the Lincoln-wood firm $6,000. The department was able to find a new vendor quickly in Indiana and ordered 761,000 rounds for nearly $200,000....
  • Military Cartridge Brass Destruction 2010 - Round 2

    03/25/2010 4:48:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies · 1,819+ views
    progunleaders.org ^ | 25 March, 2010 | Gary Marbut
    The cure that was arranged by Montana Senators Baucus and Tester to fix the intended military destruction of once-fired cartridge brass last year appears to be suffering from a fatal end-run. Interested persons will remember that a year ago, helpful intervention by Montana's senators persuaded the Department of Defense to rescind a fresh DoD directive to military installation commanders requiring them to destroy once-fired brass, prior to selling it at auction into the civilian marketplace for ammunition reloading and other purposes. An end-run is being done around the rescinding order through quiet and sweetheart side deals with installation commanders that...
  • Gun possession law revolt among U.S. States

    03/11/2010 9:38:05 AM PST · by usalady · 40 replies · 1,261+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | March 11, 2010 | Martha
    An increasing number of U.S. states are revolting against the Federal Government's attempts to control the possession of firearms.
  • Arizona gun law legislative hearing on Feb. 15, 2010

    02/14/2010 11:21:58 AM PST · by usalady · 3 replies · 340+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | February 14, 2010 | Martha
    Pima County may be affected when the Arizona State Senate Judiciary Committee has a hearing on Monday, February 15, 2010 to discuss pending gun legislation.
  • Most available hand gun ammunition during "civil unrest". (Vanity)

    01/09/2010 1:39:54 PM PST · by GaltTrader · 93 replies · 3,693+ views
    Self
    We are doing our annual review of emergency preparedness supplies and procedures. One possible situation is closure of commercial ammunition sources during a civil unrest situation. We would appreciate opinions on the most likely and second most likely available hand gun ammo in such a situation.
  • NSSF warns of threat to ammunition availability, calls for action

    12/12/2009 7:28:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies · 1,121+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 11 December, 2009 | na
    The National Shooting Sports Foundation has notified members that, as demand for ammunition continues to outpace supply, "it is critically important that an amendment authored by Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) to a seemingly obscure hazardous material bill (HR 4016) be attached to the legislation during consideration on the House floor." The NSSF notes that the amendment being pushed by Graves will help protect the shipment of materials necessary for the manufacturing of ammunition, and warns that without the Graves Amendment, the rate of production will slip, perhaps precipitously. In turn, decreased production of ammunition will lead to decreased availability. This...
  • Americans Buy Enough Ammunition In 12 Months To Equal Two Boxes For Everyone In The USA

    11/05/2009 5:56:30 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 54 replies · 1,789+ views
    A record setting 12 billion rounds of ammunition have been bought by Americans in the last 12 month That's up two to five billion over a normal year. With a U.S. population estimated at 305 million at the beginning of 2009, the ammo sales in the last year amount to almost two 20 round boxes for every man, woman, and child in America... There are a lot of reasons why ammunition sales are high. Some are economic reasons, and some are government related. In addition to two wars going on, there's target shooting, hunting, and Law Enforcement use where department's...
  • Queens Man and Accomplice Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to Hizballah

    10/27/2009 1:53:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 501+ views
    NewYork.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | October 27, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Queens Man and Accomplice Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to Hizballah Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the FBI, announced the filing of an indictment yesterday charging Patrick Nayyar and Conrad Stanisclaus Mulholland with attempting to provide material support to Hizballah, a designated foreign terrorist organization. The indictment also charges Nayyar with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. On Sept. 24, 2009, Nayyar, a 46-year-old citizen of India who had...
  • Schwarzenegger Signs Ammo-regulation Bill

    10/13/2009 2:31:15 PM PDT · by epow · 62 replies · 2,809+ views
    San Francisco Chronicl;e ^ | 10/13/09 | Bob Egelkko
    18:28 PDT SACRAMENTO -- People buying ammunition in California will soon have to be thumbprinted and dealers will have to keep records of sales, under legislation that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law. More News After vetoing similar bills three times since 2004, Schwarzenegger signed AB962 by Assemblyman Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, on Sunday, saying he now believes it will promote public safety. The measure is California's first statewide regulation of ammunition sales. It survived close votes in both the Assembly and state Senate and strong opposition from gun-rights organizations, which succeeded in stripping a provision that would have...
  • California Ammunition Restrictions Proposed

    09/23/2009 4:25:23 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 47 replies · 2,810+ views
    Email ^ | September 22, 2009 | Cabela's
    If you live/vote in California, and have not yet contacted the Governor about this wrong-headed bill (AB962), please do so right away! The bill is now on his desk for action. I received this below in email from Cabela's today... (...and had previously received a similar warning from the NRA, and several other sources, on the same topic. I hope you have, too, but if not, here it is.) If you know of others who would be similarly concerned, please also alert them to this, soonest. (If you want more information, just type AB962 into your favorite search engine, to...
  • Winchester Awarded Department Of Homeland Security Ammunition Contract

    08/31/2009 6:52:11 PM PDT · by Greystoke · 65 replies · 4,668+ views
    ammoland.com ^ | Friday, August 21st, 2009 | ammoland.com
    East Alton, IL – -(AmmoLand.com)- Winchester® Ammunition was recently awarded a contract by the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security to supply a maximum of 200 million, 40 cal. rounds over the next five years.
  • California Legislature to Consider Anti-Gun Bills Very Soon

    08/25/2009 12:55:31 PM PDT · by hattend · 38 replies · 1,533+ views
    NRA ILA ^ | Aug 25, 2009 | NRA-ILA
    California Legislature to Consider Anti-Gun Bills Very Soon Please Contact Your State Legislators Immediately! As we have reported, there are two very serious anti-gun bills pending action in Sacramento. These bills could be heard as early as Thursday so it is critical that your contact your legislators in opposition. Assembly Bill 962 is currently awaiting action in the Senate. Sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin De Leon (D-45), AB962 would make it a crime to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month, even between family and friends, unless you are registered as a “handgun ammunition vendor” in the...
  • Ammunition Accountability Act - (mine)

    08/25/2009 10:33:38 AM PDT · by softengine · 21 replies · 1,235+ views
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | August 25, 2009 | John Silveira
    It's called the Ammunition Accountability Act (AAA). You've got to love the name. It sounds so noble. But remember the great gun writer, Mel Tappan's, universal rule of law: "The nobler the language, the more nefarious the purpose of any legal instrument."
  • The bullets are back

    08/07/2009 2:03:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies · 1,941+ views
    Denver Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 August, 2009 | Dan Bidstrup
    My brother and I attended a gun show last weekend and I have good news. Bullets are back. Not only was I able to buy all the 9mm rounds I wanted, but my brother found adequate supplies of .380 ammunition as well. Stacks of .223 ammo were also in evidence. Since our government hasn't changed in six months, what has changed? Economics 101 tells us that the marginal utility of the next bullet will be less than the last one. In other words, if I have no bullets to shoot in my pistol, I really, really want the first 10...
  • Omaha Hands Over Unused Fireworks & Ammunition

    07/11/2009 1:56:19 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1,030+ views
    wowt ^ | Jul 11, 2009
    Throughout the metro and in Council Bluffs, dozens dispose of unused fireworks and ammunition on Saturday. There were drop offs locations at Seymour Smith Park at 72nd and Harrison, Old Skate Land, Dave's Auto Body off Blair High Road and in Council Bluffs on 28th and Broadway. Fireworks and ammunition fill partially fill buckets, a mall sample of what was collected. "I dropped off some .22 ammunition and some shot gun ammo I don't use anymore." Fletcher Peters couldn't wait to unload his van. “In my case, I don't use that ammunition anymore, I just have it sitting around the...
  • Ammo Recommendation - 9mm (Vanity)

    07/01/2009 3:17:37 PM PDT · by IrishPennant · 80 replies · 2,390+ views
    IrishPennant
    Excuse the vanity post but I just picked up a new Ruger P95 9mm. I figured it was the right time. I'm not a stranger to handguns, carrying the .45 back in the Corps and then transitioning from a wheel gun to the Sig 9 (226 I think...or 228 - one was bigger) when I was a cop...but I left that over a decade ago and I haven't had a handgun since. I am almost ashamed to say, I didn't leave with much memory either...they gave me rounds - I shot rounds - qualified well 4 times a year and...
  • State Assembly Passes Ammunition Bill

    06/18/2009 6:05:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 66 replies · 2,464+ views
    rimoftheworld. ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | Dave Henderson
    Sacramento, CA - The State Assembly has passed Assembly Bill 962, by a vote of 42-31. AB 962 now heads to the Senate, where it has been assigned to the Senate Public Safety Committee. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), would make it a crime to privately transfer more than 50 rounds of ammunition per month.Ammunition retailers would have to be licensed, and would be required to store ammunition in such a manner that it would be inaccessible to purchasers. The bill would also require purchasers submit to fingerprinting, which would be submitted to the Department...
  • Gun ammunition shortage hikes prices but helps business

    06/06/2009 8:51:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 1,372+ views
    wsfa ^ | June 5, 2009 | Melissa McKinney
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It's been a while since Hal Reinmiller saw boxes of ammunition on his store shelves. "I've had people call from out of state wanting to know if I've had .380 ammunition in stock," says Hal. He's the owner of The Arms Outpost on Atlanta Highway and says the shortage started when President Obama was elected. He says gun owners feared the new administration would tighten gun laws, and increase taxes on ammuntion. That's bringing more folks in to quickly stock up. "They started buying a case of ammo or two instead of buying a box or...
  • Police: Man said 30,000 bullets were for target practice

    05/17/2009 5:12:32 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 252 replies · 8,381+ views
    Eagle Tribune ^ | May 16, 2009 | Paul Tennant
    HAVERHILL — Keni Garcia told police he intended to use the 30,000 bullets they found in his car and home for target practice. That is hard to believe, the prosecutor at Garcia's arraignment said, because if he were to fire a gun for eight hours a day, it would take weeks for him to use all of it. Garcia, who allegedly bought thousands of rounds of ammunition and had 10,000 bullets in his car when he was stopped by police Thursday, was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail yesterday.
  • States' Gun Rights: The Next Constitutional Battlefield (2nd and 10th Amendments)

    05/13/2009 7:09:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies · 3,547+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | May 12, 2009 | Hilary Hylton
    The right to bear arms is famously and specifically referenced in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Alas, for advocates of the right, the language of the amendment gets tangled up in the regulating of militias and the interpretation of commas. Now a multistate movement is trying to find more robust constitutional support in another amendment, which makes no mention of weaponry at all. The 10th Amendment declares, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." It inspired the...
  • Law enforcement feeling the ammunition pinch

    05/13/2009 6:03:00 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1,721+ views
    kpic ^ | May 13, 2009 | Lindsey Kovacevich
    ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Law enforcement has seen the same problem the general public has with trouble getting ammunition because of the shortage. Police agencies are in the same boat as everyone else, it's tough to get ammunition. "We've been told that we can be put on a waiting list, and I've had some distributors just laugh when I've called them to get inquiries about purchasing ammunition," said Roseburg Police Sgt. Aaron Dunbar The trouble is, officers need the ammo for their daily jobs, and in order to undergo training. Some agencies change out ammunition about once a year to keep...
  • Handgun Sales Up 70%(!) in 4th Quarter of 2008 (Obama: Handgun Salesman of the Year)

    05/04/2009 3:30:16 PM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 24 replies · 2,508+ views
    National Shooting Sports Foundation ^ | May 4, 2009 | National Shooting Sports Foundation
    Conservation Efforts Benefit from 31 Percent Jump in Excise Taxes Firearms and ammunition excise tax collections for fourth quarter of calendar year 2008. SALES REMAIN STRONG FOR MANUFACTURERS . . . Firearm and ammunition manufacturers paid more than $98 million in excise taxes in the fourth quarter of 2008, up 31.2 percent over the same period in 2007, according to figures released earlier today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, $27.6 million was collected for pistols and revolvers, $35 million for long guns and $35.5 million for ammunition. Compared to the same period...
  • Lee gun show visitors say Obama’s election fuels run on ammunition

    05/02/2009 5:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Naples Daily News ^ | May 2, 2009 | Steven Beardsley
    NORTH FORT MYERS — Tom Brennan finally found his bullets on Saturday. After waiting 20 minutes in line at a gun show, he handed over nearly $210 for 10 boxes of 9 mm ammunition. The price was almost twice what he’d normally pay at a retail store. Problem is, those retail stores can’t keep boxes of 9 mm ammunition in stock. When a shipment arrives, the boxes are snatched up immediately. “I’ve been going every day,” Brennan, 45, said. “I can’t get it by the time I get there.” His odds improved the moment he stepped inside the Suncoast Gun...