Price of ammo and gun control

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ctgodog
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Price of ammo and gun control

Post by ctgodog » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:52 am

At what point does the price of factory manufactured ammo become to costly to shoot??? I know that question is relative to each individual's ability to pay, but, will the price of ammo become a future instrument of gun control?

I am in the process of setting up a reloading bench for the ammo that is no longer produced, or is hard to find, or too expensive, that I use. Looking forward to learning the process of reloading, and enjoying the hobby. Even the tools and components for that are somewhat costly to begin with. But I am looking forward to not feeling guilty for shooting up a box or two of 30 Rem, or 375 Win.

Clint
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Re: Price of ammo and gun control

Post by ctgodog » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:09 pm

Interestingly, after posing these two questions this morning, I opened my new edition of "The Upland Almanac", and read the greeting from the publisher, John C. Gosselin... the following is a quote from that article.

""In a report from the Reuters News Service, "The re-election of President Obama should drive political firearm sales," said Benchmark & Co. analyst Mike Green.
So far, it has been. But there is another side of the coin to consider.
From Reuters: "While analysts agree that gun sales will rise this year, as they did when Obama first won the presidency in 2088, they are less certain about the passage of anti-gun legislation."
The problem that people are seeing is not so much that Obama will try to reduce our gun rights but that he will appoint people like Supreme Court justices who will do the dirty work for him. A proposed law is a good example of such end-around tactics.
A law currently being proposed in both houses of Congress by two Democratic lawmakers and gun control advocates would effectively ban online ammunition sales. After all, the Constitution gives us a right to "bear arms," but it says nothing about the government's preventing us from being able to load them.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ,, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., introduced the bill that they said would prevent buyers from purchasing unlimited quantities of ammunition through the Internet or through the mail. The bill would also require ammunition dealers to report bulk ammo sales to law enforcement. That sounds like just another layer of complication being dumped onto law-abiding citizens when the current gun control laws are sufficient if they'd just enforce them.
You'll probably want to keep your eye on this proposal, the "Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2012," currently known as bills H.R. 6241 and S. 3458.



I found this to be very interesting, and wanted to share with everyone.

Thanks,

Clint
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Re: Price of ammo and gun control

Post by ROBOPUMP » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:07 pm

I totally agree and my sons and I agree that our guns can be controlled by being able to buy ammunition. The price of ammo keeps going up and can someday be out of reach. My advise is if you have a adequate number of firearms, please buy an adequate number of ammo for it. A firearm is only a awkward club without ammo.

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Re: Price of ammo and gun control

Post by DWalt » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:01 am

At the gun show Saturday (a fairly large one), most .22 LR was over $70/brick. That tells you something about the direction of ammunition prices. Those who are not reloaders should consider becoming one quickly. But at the same gun show, NO ONE had primers of any kind for sale.

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