NRA-ILA: Treachery! White House Moves to Strangle U.S. Ammunition Supply

By NRA-ILA:

Last night, news broke that the Biden Administration is taking behind-the-scenes steps to further strangle the already constricted market for ammunition in the United States. The move could result in a reduction of the commercial production of 5.56 caliber ammunition by over thirty percent.

The move, if completed, would dramatically reduce availability of ammunition for America’s most popular rifle (and, not coincidentally, the one most targeted by gun prohibitionists).

Supplies would undoubtedly plummet and prices would undoubtedly skyrocket, putting the availability of ammunition for self-defense, training, and competition out of reach to many Americans.

News of the move was broken by Larry Keane, the general counsel and senior vice president at the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the leading trade association for America’s firearms and ammunition industries. Keane on Wednesday night published a tweet, which stated: “The U.S. Military is actively considering shutting down the sale [of] M855/SS109 ammo from Lake City to the commercial market.”

The cartridges mentioned in Keane’s post are very popular forms of 5.56 caliber ammunition, the most common caliber for the AR-15.

Close followers of Second Amendment issues will remember that these same rounds were targeted by the Obama/Biden administration under the guise of relabeling them “armor piercing ammunition,” which is banned from commercial sale by federal law. The resulting (and righteous) furor from the Second Amendment community was so intense that it culminated in Obama’s ATF director, B. Todd Jones, quitting his job. Jones had been the first and only confirmed ATF director since Senate approval became required for that post.

SEE ALSO: The Evolution of 5.56 Ball – A Look Then and Now (M855A1)

Lake City is a sprawling ammunition plant in Independence, Missouri, originally established by Remington in 1941 to manufacture and test Ammunition for the U.S. Army. It is currently owned by the government and operated by private contractors and produces well over a billion rounds of ammunition per year.

Ammunition in excess of the government’s requirements has long been made available to the private commercial market. Lake City’s output, according to some estimates, accounts for one-third of the 5.56 caliber ammunition available to U.S. consumers.

Of course, gun prohibition advocates have a long-standing desire to ban the AR-15 and other types of semiautomatic long guns outright. Joe Biden in particular loves to brag of authoring the so-called “assault weapons” ban that Bill Clinton signed into law in 1994. Congress, however, allowed the ban to expire 10 years later, after a Department of Justice sponsored study was unable to substantiate any significant crime reduction benefit from it.

Needless to say, this attack on America’s ammunition supply is just the most recent in a long line of anti-freedom attacks by the Biden Administration.

NRA will be working to fight this effort to crush America’s ammunition supply, just as we did with the last attack on M855 ammunition, and will provide updates as more information becomes available. 

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  • Kane June 24, 2022, 9:20 am

    Demshevicks raise the minumum wage being sure to smile for the cameras and then proceed with a full ondevaluation dollar. The left-wing Peons are to cluless to spot the shell game con job that they were duped again with one step forward and two steps back.

    I seem to remember that Barry Sotero made a baffeling massive ammo purchse, probably for HUD or some other destructive agency. That HUD maniac, Castro, wanted to transform almost every town and village with low cost housing and no local input. Trump stopped that for awhile.

    Of course, the enclaves of the left-wiing elites like Barry’s compound in Martha’s Vineyard and the liver spotted Soros homes and the senile pupet and fake POTUS would never see their homes threatned.

    You live under a left-wing totalterian state.

  • William Kotila June 24, 2022, 8:00 am

    Liberal Democrats are the enemies of freedom, plain and simple. If they are not totally removed from power the United States, as a free republic, will be gone by the end of this decade.

    • EasyEddie June 24, 2022, 10:47 am

      You really think we have 8 years? Give these power-hungry tyrants another 2 years and we’ll look like Ashkanistan.

  • Brian Carter June 24, 2022, 3:25 am

    Biden is a n outright liar and a thief. Him and everyone that voted and affiliated with him are completely and entirely evil. They are the devil we’ve all been warned about. They’re all trash and Care only for lining their pockets with every dime those worthless bastards can steal.

    • Kane June 24, 2022, 9:37 am

      Biden is a political whore but the deep state might decide that puppet is no longer useful. Biden is so dump that he has no idea of the role he is playing.

      The left-wing policies have a hidden eschatological agenda. Spiritually corrupt a people and make them permanant slaves in this world and the next. That’s Soros’ scheme and Blinken is his inside man at the WH. Antony’s mommy and daddy are old servants of Soros. That cabal dupe people into support their causes like the newest war with Russia in the name of a false morality of the left-wing totaliterian state.

      China and Russia are rejecting the insane gender psych-ops that the US is pushing. The US is no longer a Christian culture.

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