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#1 toopointer

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:53 PM

I read on one of my sites about a friend going to buy .22 ammo, and the dealer said the warehouses were out of it ? Any ideas on this ?

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:18 PM

i have not noticed huge supply issues with .22lr ammo. Some retailers do have lower stock levels than usual though. This is especially true for the big box stores.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:42 PM

While I was at WM this morning, I asked the sporting goods clerk if they had any Blue Box Federal ammo. They didn't, but he said they were due to receive some Monday morning. He also said their ammo sales have tripled since November.

I wonder how much the gun and ammo manufacturers contributed to BO? If they didn't contribute to him, they sure should have; he's done wonders for their sales.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:44 PM

Hi, from what I'm hearing, ammo prices are going to skyrocket. Obama believes it is easier to price ammo out of reach, than taking guns away. I would suggest that everyone buy what they can afford right now.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:39 AM

Keep in mind that OSHA has gone meddling with ammo before on the whole "lead is hazardous" premise, and gotten slapped down by the BATF. Bearurcratic turf wars may work to oiur favor where ammmo supply is concerned. Also, all those Democrats in the House and Senate are Backing hastily away from any talk of firearms legislation. Even Nancy Pelosi has been heard to say,
"We need to enforce existing laws."
Why are Democrats talking like this? Gun and ammo sales for one. You'd have to be an idiot not to notice the tripling of ammo and gun sales after the election. People are voting with thier wallets, during a full blown ressesion, no less.
The other reason is the aftermath of the "assault weapons ban". The AWB wasn't the only reason the Dems got kicked out of power in '94, but it was a contributing factor. All but the most fanatic gun banners realise this and will act accordingly. I know I'm being the "glass half full" guy here. I'm not saying we should relax and let what happens, happen. The price of Freedom is eternal vigilance, after all. I'm just saying we've got a few things going for us and the situation isn't as bad as it fist appears.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:48 AM

One thing we need to watch out for is, under the Clinton administration, there were "regulations" instituted that did not require congress to pass or approve because they are not "law". Many were rescinded during the Bush years as too costly or impossible to control. So, it will make a difference how BATFE is run and who is in charge of the Justice Dept. and that section of it.

A question here at this point.... wasn't the old BATF at one time under the Treasury Dept., or is my memory having another senior moment?


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:53 AM

QUOTE(Carl @ Mar 3 2009, 05:48 AM) View Post

A question here at this point.... wasn't the old BATF at one time under the Treasury Dept., or is my memory having another senior moment?

I believe you are right.

Never forget two summers ago they tried to sneak rules into OSHA that would have all but prevented ammo and components from being shipped. While we rallied to kill the idea, we never found out who was pulling the strings on the director.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE(patriot @ Mar 3 2009, 07:53 AM) View Post

I believe you are right.

Never forget two summers ago they tried to sneak rules into OSHA that would have all but prevented ammo and components from being shipped. While we rallied to kill the idea, we never found out who was pulling the strings on the director.

Mark


Totally off topic, but maybe tangentially relative...
I used to be involved in high power rocketry (think of the Estes stuff you maybe played with as a kid, but grown up size), way kewl stuff.

Note I say *used* to be. Several years ago BATFE decided the propellant was a low explosive, and we had to get explosives permits to buy and keep motors over 62.5 grams. That is a big deal, and not cheap at all. The two national rocketry organizations have been tied up in a lawsuit against them for years now, with no end in sight. And I used to laugh at "Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms ought to be a convenience store, not a government agency"!

Bottom line, once the guvmint's decided a certain activity is "undesirable", I never doubt their ability to overcomplicate it out of existence. The Heller decision may be hard for the Dems to maneuver around, so I fully expect them to find a way to price ammo out of reach for most of us. Suppose I'll have to learn how to load my own sooner than planned.

Edited by Pat C, 03 March 2009 - 08:35 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE(Pat C @ Mar 3 2009, 08:33 PM) View Post

And I used to laugh at "Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms ought to be a convenience store, not a government agency"!


I'm laughing at that now. That's a good idea; one stop shopping.

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