Ammo Companies Stop Production

Hornady American Whitetail ammo

The shooting world is awash in rumors and speculation.  The rumors I hear range from the obvious to the ludicrous.

I got hit by this weird rumor, that ammo companies have stopped making ammunition, right before the SHOT Show, and have heard it many times since then.  The folks that espouse this one seem to believe that many or all of the ammunition manufacturers have ceased production in an effort to run up the prices of thier goods.  Then, at a later date, the companies will trickle the ammunition stockpiles back into the market at inflated prices.

I suppose this could make sense if you believed the firearms industry was run by a cabal, like OPEC controls the middle eastern oil production.  There are many problems with this theory, including the number of people and companies that would have to be involved, and that many ammo companies are happy to give customers and the media tours of their production facilities.

Second Amendment Issues

Support for Gun Control at All-Time Low in USA

SIG P290RS reviewSupport for new gun control laws is at an all-time low according to a Gallup poll published April 8, 2009.

Down from an all-time high of 60% recorded in 1959, only 29% of the surveyed adults believed that citizens should be banned from owning and possessing handguns.  Additionally, 69% of those surveyed outright oppose any ban on handguns.

Also discovered in the survey was that only 49% of surveyed adults want to increase restrictions on the sale of firearms.  This is also an all-time low.

I think this survey points to two things.  First, I believe it shows we are getting the message out.  What message?  The fact that the media and politicians have, in many cases, lied about firearms and their relationship to crime for their own political agenda.  The facts about self-defense and self-reliance.  The facts about the origins of the Second Amendment.

Secondly, I strongly believe the survey shows we still have a lot of work to do.  Almost half of the populace thinks that more restrictions on sales are needed. I believe this shows that they do not understand the process, paperwork, and background checks already done with every firearm purchase made through a dealer in this country.

So, take heart: we are making progress!  We still have more work to do, though.  So make plans to take a friend or relative out shooting this month.  Put a gun in their hands, teach them how to safely handle it, and then let them make that joyous sound of liberty we all love so much.

We make progress when it comes to combating gun control and the other anti-freedom forces.  We cannot rest, though, in this defense of our liberties.  Keeping people free is a very fragile thing.  Should the federal government ever be overrun with corruption, the loss of liberty will be a nearly sure thing.  We must stay in charge of our elected representatives.