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    Ammo and Component Ban Proposal

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    Received this from a friend in Texas. Story was posted on "The Shooting Wire". I would ask all members of this forum to consider writing your Congressmen and Senators and voicing your opposition to such a ban. It will directly effect employment in the US Firearms Industry at a time when we all know unemployment is rising and anything that curtails trade cannot be good for the economy.


    "Despite the fact that tomorrow's supposed to be the day to show love and affection, it looks like Canadian firearms enthusiasts aren't much in love with parts of the government right now.

    The reason? A report making the rounds in Canada that says officials have it on "good authority" that our State Department may be on the verge of cutting off all imports of certain calibers of ammunition.

    Ammos listed for this rumored ban include the .50BMG, 7.62x39mm Soviet, 7.62x51mm NATO, .308 Winchester, 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington. Additionally, we're hearing that an expansion of this proposed ban might be broadened to include the 6.8mm SPC, 9mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP- among others.

    In other words, State Department officials may be floating a trial balloon to see if there are howls of protest, or whimpers of compliance. Canadian elected officials who have directed this information to me say the move seems to be motivated by "emboldened" anti-gun officials who think they have a kindred spirit in President Obama.

    Additionally, Canadian officials tell me they are hearing rumblings of blanket export bans on certain firearms to Canada and the attachment of DSP-83 End Use Certificates (with their $250 Export Fee) attached to all other types of American firearms.

    Should that happen, opposition leaders remind Canadian firearms owners, it will not affect European Union imports. Firearms and ammo exported from Europe would be unaffected- and certainly at far more appealing prices than comparable U-S firearms. In effect, the State Department would be hammering gun manufacturers, distributors and exporters in the United States while simultaneously making firearms -and ammunition - ownership and acquisition more difficult for Canadians. To antigun politicians, this must smell like roses. To pro-gun politicians in Canada, it smells fishy, and they're trying to drum up awareness on both sides of the border because it is "still being fought and the battle isn't over yet."

    But it looks like an indirect campaign against firearms and ammo may have already begun."
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    I'm always suspicious of rumors on "good authority," but with no name attached.

    Also, I wasn't aware that 6.8 SPC was made outside the US. Nor is it really a major market caliber.

    What I more likely see is a "safety requirement" that foreign ammo has to meet with expensive tests, and outlawing exposed lead, etc, just to create more hoops. Either that or an outright ban on ALL incoming ammo.

    But until there's something in writing from somewhere, I can't really do much about it.

    I do know that Russia, the Czech Republic and a few other places will be unhappy if our appetite for large amounts of ammo dries up.

    Which isn't to say that 0bama and Hillary won't do it.
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    It isn't what is incoming to the US that is the problem. It is what is outgoing and specifically outgoing to Canada. IF these bans were to take place our ability to purchase US made components would be cut off.

    The only folks this action hurts are companies and American workers who produce the product in the US.

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    just glad i am moving further south
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    sounds like an Obamanation to me.
    I hope it doesnt happen when im around
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    The interesting part on this is that any purported restriction would fall afoul of a lot of international law as the ban/restriction would not affect imports from anywhere other than the US.

    If someone wanted to kill this, just say that it's Canadian- EU protectionism and watch how fast the US State Department jumps all over it.........
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    I'm always suspicious of rumors on "good authority," but with no name attached.
    I agree with "MadMike". I get sooo many emails with ravel-rousing statements like this and it turns out to be absolutely false. If I wrote my congress folks everytime one of these came around and half were false, I'd probably be put on some "list-of-nut-cases" & they wouldn't even read me anymore.

    If you're going to put something like this on a forum and pass it off as true then at least do some research and find out the NAME of the report
    A report making the rounds in Canada
    and a copy of
    our State Department may be on the verge of cutting off all imports of certain calibers of ammunition.
    this from some official source.

    Until then, I'll concider this suspect and wait for something with more research behind it to come out.

    Thanks for the possible heads-up, though.
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    I would not put it past the US State Department.

    They are VERY anti Canadian gun owner
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