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The Post Newtown Gun Control Push round 2: Ammunition

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Jeff White, Jul 15, 2013.

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  1. sidheshooter

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    Man, I just clicked through to the online dealer's site. $29.50 for a 50 round box of PMC 115gr 9mm FMJ... That IS shady...
     
  2. Trent

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    Figures. They can't take the guns away. Now they're planning to go after ammunition sales.

    Just when things were starting to get back to normal, with supply, we get this crap.

    I guess I'll see 22LR available again sometime in my 40's.
     
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    Trent:
    I am in my 40s and I can buy Winchester .22lr by the pallet load, $297/5000, a kilometer from my house. Of course, there is a downside, I live in a no carry, no semi auto rifle country. Want to trade conditions?
    I went to my first pro-gun protest march 25 years ago, I expect I'll still be fighting that fight 25 years from now. I suggest you stop letting them mess with your head and instead take pleasure from the fact that our side is really messing with their heads at the moment.
     
  4. blarby

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    Well, it just seems like one more reason to promote local ammunition manufacture.

    Either in your own home, or from a local ammo crafter.
     
  5. Jaybird1003

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    STL Post Dispatch = left wing rag

    Believe it or not this newspaper was started and administered long term by Joseph Pulitzer himself. He would roll over and weep in his grave to learn of all the pseudo-communist rantings and ravings his endeavor has given birth to lately. The paper began to lose credibility/balance/integrity in the early 90's after Clinton was voted President. (IMHO)
     
  6. Trent

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    Point taken. Your location doesn't show on your profile and you're speaking metric, so I have to assume you are living in one of the other English speaking countries that deprived civilians of arms. UK? Australia? New Zealand?

    No, I wouldn't want to trade conditions.

    Sounds like you're actively trying to change those conditions, though, which is good. 25 years ago anyone in my state (Illinois) would have laughed if you said "someday citizens will be able to carry arms to protect themselves", yet here we are in 2013 and have our rights (somewhat) restored, over a court ruling. :)

    Keep it up, you'll get there eventually.
     
  7. Ryanxia

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    Just point out that if they tracked everyone who bought thousands of rounds of ammo they would be trying to 'keep track of' millions of people and a bad guy would STILL slip through. Case closed.

    When there was talk about making someone fill out a form 4473 when buying 1,000 rounds or more, I know some places said that their cases of ammo would always be sold in 999 round 'value packs'. :D

    Face it, we're not budging at all, we've 'compromised' enough. You can't bubble wrap the world, and as gun ownership goes up, violent crime has been falling anyways.
     
  8. Radagast
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    Trent:
    Australian. I'm pretty much retired from the fray at the moment, but I've lobbied at the State and Federal ministerial level in the past with some success, including helping prevent a ban on pump action and lever action rifles, limiting the scope of restrictions on handguns, keeping ranges open, etc. Not by myself obviously, but I did play a part.
    These days I'm more into introducing new shooters to the sport, If the private ownership of firearms reduces through natural die off then the RKBA will never be restored here. Teaching new shooters is much more satisfying than dealing with politicans. :)
     
  9. DanTheFarmer

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    Hey Sam1911,

    You might be interested in my ice cream diet. I eat all the ice cream I want and then I'm not tempted by other fattening foods. I'd explain it in more detail but I've got to go shopping now to buy some bigger pants. I was going to pick up some ammo while I was out but I just noticed my shelves are full.

    Dan
     
  10. Jeff White

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    When has the fact that a proposed law was unworkable, unenforceable and totally ineffective stopped it's passage? Especially where guns are concerned.
     
  11. Trent

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    I agree 100% that teaching new shooters is also your best, fundamentally sound, long term tactic for restoring your rights.

    Impress on each new person that "if you enjoy it, get others involved."

    Through such grassroots methods, you stand a higher statistical probability that the subsequent generations of decision makers have pro-gun individuals in their ranks. And thus, the pendulum swings in the opposite direction.
     
  12. joeschmoe

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    I thought the same thing
     
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