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Oh, My God, You Can Make Your Own Bullets At Home?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by vtail, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. vtail

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    I was talking with some friends the other day about the ammo shortage and I mentioned that I wasn't too worried about it because I reload almost all of what I shoot.

    The person with them (obviously very anti-2A) said "You can make your own bullets at home?? Oh, my God, the government needs to do something about that!"

    That got me to wondering why the anti's haven't brought that up yet.

    Are there really that many people out there that aren't aware that reloading exists?
     
  2. Double Vision

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    I'm going to hazard a guess that most anti 2A types - and the public in general - are completely naiive about all aspects of firearms and only know what they are told by the media and government.
     
  3. M-Cameron

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    did you ask them "why does the govt need to do anything about it?"

    i can go down to walmart and buy as many as i want no questions asked.....but all of a sudden the govt needs to step in when i make them at home?

    the antis arent going after it because the majority of gun owners dont reload ammo.......and its not even on their radar, nor is it 'cost effective' for them to take the time to fight it.
     
  4. brnmw

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    It's just not something they think about I am sure, right now they seem to be focused on what they consider the "Big Picture", but as with everything else it's all a slippery slope when they are concerned... it's just further down the list right now.
     
  5. vtail

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    I got the feeling she was equating it with making bombs at home.
     
  6. berettaprofessor

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    Short answer, Yes. And even those who have heard of reloading and know of packaged, jacketed boat-tail bullets may be astonished to learn that we can melt down car wheel weights, fishing line sinkers, etc and make them.

    To that Anti, you are a stranger from a foreign land, speaking in an unknown language of wonders never before thought of or even dreamed.
     
  7. rdhood

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    Most street thugs, gang bangers, mentally deranged shooters, etc, do not reload. It is off the radar.

    The second someone commits a mass shooting with reloads, though, all bets re off.
     
  8. Hopkins

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    It wasn't too long ago,pre AWB, that a log of all sales of ammo that could be fired in a handgun had to be kept by all ammunition retailers in S.C. The log included who it was sold to and a DL#. IT was an enormous PITA that served absolutely no purpose. Senseless regulations that serve no purpose will be proposed and passed I fear.
     
  9. Wyndage

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    Everyone who just watched the new "Jack Reacher" movie now knows that you can make your own ammunition.
     
  10. taliv

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    these are the same people who probably don't realize that you can keep some chickens and make your own eggs at home without buying them from the store.
     
  11. MErl

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    those that may not realize this probably live somewhere it is prohibited by law though.

    hmmm, livestock laws a parallel for 2A laws? nah, nevermind.

    Just for fun, try explaining black powder & antique firearm laws. What do you mean you can buy a cap & ball through the mail?
     
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    Rut Roh we're doomed you let the cat out of the bag ;) I always figured they'd take care of reloading through zoning, insurance and mortage companies
     
  13. poboy6

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    These people literally devote no thought to firearms other than "they are bad. Why would anyone want to own a gun, let alone multiple guns?"

    Many of the news stories lately have these Anti panelists who say things like "these guns are capable of firing off many rounds per minute" and "Adam Lanza had hundreds of rounds of ammunition".

    DUH. It's a shame that people no longer try to actually learn about subjects before talking about them.
     
  14. LubeckTech

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    What?? You can do that?????

    Next people will figure out a way to make their own wine!!!
     
  15. Killian

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    Smelting the lead can be a pain. And shaping the brass into exactly dimensioned cartridge cases is a real bear. Precisely measuring the exact chemical components for smokeless powder almost equally as bad. And of course fashioning primers that work effectively and can be fitted into a centerfire cartridge is semi difficult...

    My point is that it isn't exactly "making" bullets. It's reusing already fashioned bullets.

    So if the topic comes up again...tell them it is "recycling", reusing already fashioned bullets so that new trees don't have to be cut down to make more. :)
     
  16. youngda9

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    Attempt to educate the ignorant.
     
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    Wait a minute taliv, eggs come from chickens? I thought they were made at the grocery store!
     
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    Correcting, somewhat, the thread drift...

    That's one of the things that concerns 2nd Amendment advocates about the (now sort-of defunct) UN treaty proposal. It would have required Gov't licensing of any "ammunition manufacturing" including hobby reloaders. :what::uhoh:
     
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    Based on the higher level of KaBooms that happen with someone messing up their handloads than happen with factory ammo, I foresee more accidents if and when ammunition restrictions push dimwits to roll their own...
     
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    This is probably true. When I started reloading a few years ago, non gun people (not necessarly anti, just don't have guns) would be fascinated with the concept. They were honestly worried that I might blow the whole street up. Education is very important
     
  21. brnmw

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    Wow, hold on a second.. wait... chickens lay eggs too... you don't just eat chicken at KFC! ;)
     
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    Some people I've talked with about reloading were shocked that it's legal to build ammo, and one guy suggested that a house where that is done should be quarantined or something. I remind them that lots of people blow themselves up trying to deep fry a turkey, and there are KBs from badly reloaded rounds, but I've never heard of anyone getting badly hurt while at the reloading bench.

    Ammo restrictions and taxes may in fact drive people to reload, and some of these new reloaders may fail to educate themselves on proper technique, safety, QC, etc. That's why I'm getting my NRA cert to teach reloading.
     
  23. Romeo 33 Delta

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    Skribs ... it's true. Back in the early '60s I attended a boarding high school. My sophomore year roommate was a Chicago kid who told me that his father, when he found out that milk came from a cow ... stopped drinking milk. I guess he thought it was a product like soda or beer ... you know, made in some factory on a big machine!:banghead:
     
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    Oh my, you can build your own?!?! I've never heard such a thing. I don't know ANYTHING about reloading, at ALL!!! Totally clueless.
     
  25. cambeul41

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    Most of us have heard of the person who supposedly said, “To all you hunters who kill animals for food, shame on you; you ought to go to the store and buy the meat that was made there, where no animals were harmed.”

    What I don't know is whether anyone actually believes it. I have met people who try to suppress thinking of where meat, milk, and eggs come from.
     
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