Online ammunition sales are legal
Under federal law, firearms dealers must obtain federal licenses and keep records of their weapons transactions, but there’s virtually no federal regulation of ammunition suppliers or sales – though there was before 1986. Adults who want to stockpile large amounts of ammo can buy it from dozens of websites that specialize in bulk sales, often at low prices. Some sites hawk magazines that fire up to 100 rounds without reloading, which critics argue have been tied to deadly mass shootings and should be outlawed.
The 1986 Firearm Owners’ Protection Act made retail interstate shipments of ammunition legal. The law allowed ammunition to be shipped to individuals through the mail and eliminated prior record-keeping requirements.
Online retailers make up a relatively new and fast-growing segment of the $2.8 billion ammunition industry. And after the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., they’re now in the spotlight.
Ammunition comes in different lengths, shapes, and diameters depending on the type of bullet or case used. If the case is really small, chances are it is a .22 rimfire cartridge.
Years ago a wide variety of rimfire cartridges were available. Today, only .22 rimfire cartridges are commercially available. They can come in 22 short, long, long rifle, and magnum lengths. You will have to learn how to identify them by reading the information on the ammunition box as the data stamp is not on the base of the cartridge.
22 Hornet and 222 Remington use a .22 caliber bullet but use a centerfire cartridge case.
A rimfire cartridge will travel 1300 feet per second while a centerfire cartridge will do over 2000 feet per second. The centerfire case is bigger than the rimfire case and holds more powder.
Common Ammo Sizes:
|.22 Long Rifle|
|.264 Winchester Magnum|
While the total ammunition industry is worth about $5 billion, sales to non-military consumers make up about $2.3 billion of that, according to Bruce Hammond, director of marketing and communications of the National Sporting Goods Association.
Ammunition and firearms sales have been strong throughout the recession. Some enthusiasts are stockpiling amid fears that legislation restricting firearms could be coming down the spike during the Democratic administration.
Ammo Dealers – Wholesale Ammo Dealer – Ammo for Sale Online
The biggest ammunition manufacturer in the U.S. is the Freedom Group, a holding company that includes Remington, Bushmaster, Barnes Bullets and other well-known firearms brands. The company, which is owned by Cerberus Capital.
This unprecedented demand for guns and ammunition has caused the prices of guns and ammo to soar and limit selections for buyers. Many hunters that enjoy the shooting sports have found wasting ammo on sports like skeet or even dove hunting is just too costly in today’s world.
In contrast to the huge numbers of gun buyers, some U.S. cities have started sponsoring “gun buy backs,” and there are long lines of gun owners waiting to turn over personally-owned guns to the city police. In return, the buy back programs give $1 for every long gun or hand gun turned in and up to $10 for every “assault rifle” turned over to the local city government to be destroyed. The TV stations relish in showing the long lines of cars (license numbers displayed) waiting so that their owners can have their guns destroyed.
A New York newspaper published the names and addresses of all gun owners who have been issued a concealed carry permit in their area. They’ve even published a map showing the exact location of all the concealed carry holders’ home locations.
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