Do US ammo firms lobby against foreign imports?


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Ignition Override
April 4, 2010, 08:01 PM
Sure, this is just speculation, but with huge quantities of newer Wolf/Bear/Tiger etc .223, 7.62x39 etc and Serbian Prvi Partizan calibers being ordered every day, how can it be to the US manufacturers' financial benefit to be completely neutral or promote vast import shipments?

My question includes both newly-made and surplus.

Would they try to hinder future govt. attempts to increase taxes on imports?

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RP88
April 4, 2010, 08:07 PM
it probably would come back to haunt them since outsourcing works beneficially both ways.

Another thing to consider is that some of the big dogs that own the companies that make ammo are from the same overseas areas as where the surplus and cheapo ammo comes from. I'm pretty sure they import their own ammo as well, so that may make them end up lobbying against their own profit margins if they did.

Ignition Override
April 5, 2010, 12:24 AM
Interesting.

Unless it has changed-and might have-foreign investors can own no more than 50% of any US corporation (or partnership?).

They were allowed less than a majority on boards of directors.

Dirtpile
April 5, 2010, 12:46 AM
Another thing to consider is that by allowing the imports of some chamberings they don't have to cover them. So there's less overhead for the US manufacturers. It's not much but otherwise they would have to expand or give up some manufacturing capacity of other calibers that may have a higher margin. so the benefit to their bottom line wouldn't be as great as you might think.

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