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-Land of the Free
This Week in Guns, April 30th, 2016


By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

California continues with its Kalifornication program using firearms laws. Last week a total of seven new firearms related laws were voted out of the Senate Public Safety Committee. Among the proposed new restrictions are requirements to force those who build their own ARs and 1911s to register those firearms, new definitions that would force shops selling pistol ammunition to keep track of sales (which gets around a 2009 court order forbidding the tracking of ammunition sales), expanding the definition of assault weapons and a ban on weapons magazines with a capacity larger than 10 rounds.

What the laws would do is to make legal practice in the state illegal, thus making the state one of the biggest gun thieves in the nation.

I have been told all my life that California leads all trends nationwide, but they do not in firearms and firearms freedom. Missouri and Idaho have legislation that ends those states' ability to regulate firearms, by making Constitutional Carry the law. In my own home state of Oklahoma the legislature passed resolutions for Constitutional Carry, eliminating onerous background checks as a condition for exercising your Gawd given rights.

Firearms will be front and center in the upcoming presidential race, and I suspect that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both favor adding even more gun laws.

Australia is the gun fascist's dream of the end result of banning firearms, but as I have said repeatedly, the notion that banning firearms will work in free societies has been shown repeatedly to fail. Twenty percent, just 20 percent of firearms extant in Australia were turned in, which makes their law a massive failure. Even Connecticut, browbeaten into accepting draconian firearms laws after the Sandy Hook massacre, could not get more than 18 percent of AR owners to register their firearms.

Our own president, Barak Obama, wants to mandate federal officers have smart guns, but police aren't having it. Oh no. You can impose it on the rubes and proles, but not us, your henchmen.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Prices for pistol ammunition were mixed. Prices for rifle ammunition were steady.

Prices for both used pistols and for used rifles were mixed.

Note: Average price for a used AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic jumped 25 percent this week, with Florida leading thw way. This is reverse the trend from last year when the AR-10 pattern semitautomatic rifles was selling $820 average nationwide just nine months ago.

New Lows:

None

Pistol Ammunition

.45 Caliber, 230 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Cased, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Lucky Gunner, Wolf WPA, FMJ, Steel Casing, .24 per round (From Last week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 Grain, From Last Week: -.02 Each After Unchanged (8 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Atomic Ammunition, HP, Brass Casing, .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Freedom Munitions, Freedom Ammunition, FMJFP, Steel Casing, .20 per round (From Last Week: -.02 Each After Unchanged (2 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Freedom First Outfitters, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .17 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .16 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 Grain, From Last Week: -.02 Each After Unchanged (7 weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .25 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 1,000 rounds: SG Ammo, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel cased, .25 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (4Q, 2015))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition Supply Company, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .21 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt!, Tulammo, FMJ, steel casing, .21 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

.308 NATO 150 Grain, From Last Week: +.03 Each After Unchanged (5 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Tulammo, FMJ, Steel Casing, .37 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: J&G Sales, Tulammo, steel casing, FMJ, .34 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (7 Weeks))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each After Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: AmmoFast, Wolf WPA, steel case, FMJ, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Ammunition Supply Company, Wolf WPA, steel case, FMJ, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds (10 Boxes Max): Ammomen, CCI Blazer, RNL, .07 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 325 rounds (2 Cases Max): Glen's Army Navy Store, Federal Automatch, RNL, .07 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $578 Last Week Avg: $585 (+) ($616 (2Q, 2015), $476 (30 Weeks))
California (205, 212): Mixed Build: $525 ($650 (1Q, 2015), $400 (34 Weeks))
Texas (282, 272): Bushmaster: $650 ($700 (1Q, 2015), $350 (2Q, 2015))
Pennsylvania (134, 118): American Tactical Imports: $525 ($700 (2Q, 2015), $300 (42 Weeks))
Virginia (148, 153): Palmetto State Armory $600 ($750 (1Q, 2015), $480 (20 Weeks))
Florida (315, 317): Mixed Build: $590 ($650 (44 Weeks), $380 (1Q, 2015))

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,230 Last Week Avg: $969 (+) ($1,359 (2Q, 2015), $820 (29 Weeks))
California (52, 53): Palmetto State Armory: $1,600 ($1,700 (4Q, 2014), $850 (39 Weeks))
Texas (93, 87): DPMS Panther Oracle: $800 ($1,500 (4Q, 2014), $800 (38 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (29, 31): DPMS SASS: $1,200 ($1,500 (1Q, 2015), $700 (31 Weeks))
Virginia (51, 46): CMMG: $950 ($2,750 (15 Weeks), $800 (26 Weeks))
Florida (53, 52): Smith & Wesson M&P 10: $1,600 ($1,600 (CA: $1,500 (4Q, 2014)), $500 (29 Weeks))

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $570 Last Week Avg: $596 (-) ($626 (2Q, 2015), $450 (40 Weeks))
California (45, 50): Saiga: $550 ($725 (6 Weeks), $320 (4Q, 2014))
Texas (74, 68): Century/RAS-47: $650 ($800 (16 Weeks), $350 (3Q, 2014))
Pennsylvania (50, 52): WASR 10/63: $550 ($750 (1Q, 2015), $375 (50 Weeks))
Virginia (37, 42): CAI AMD 65: $500 ($650 (6 Weeks), $350 (1Q, 2015))
Florida (97, 98): Zastava NPap: $600 ($700 (9 Weeks), $300 (4Q, 2014))

30-30 Winchester Lever Action Average Price: $352 Last Week Avg: $371 (-) ($489 (1Q, 2015), $296 (43 Weeks))
California (12, 13): Winchester Model 54 $350 ($600 6 Weeks), $180 (45 Weeks))
Texas (14, 15): Marlin 336W: $350 ($550 (1Q, 2015), $300 (1Q, 2015))
Pennsylvania (27, 23): Rossi: $300 ($450 (1Q, 2015), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Virginia (8, 6): Winchester Model 94AE: $460 ($600 (11 Weeks)), $250 (22 Weeks))
Florida (22, 19): Marlin 336: $300 ($500 (1Q, 2015), $250 (47 Weeks))

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $386 Last Week Avg: $495 (-) ($510 (4 Weeks)), $350 (27 Weeks))
California (172, 164): Springfield: $400 ($725 (7 Weeks), $300 (38 Weeks))
Texas (194, 187): Rock Island Armory: $450 ($600 (4Q, 2014), $325 (36 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (139, 130): Rock Island Armory: $375 ($550 (2Q, 2015), $300 (46 Weeks))
Virginia (136, 145): Llama: $325 ($575 (13 Weeks)), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Florida (265, 265): Rock Island Armory: $380 ($500 (12 Weeks), $250 (1Q, 2015))

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $272 Last Week Avg: $245 (+) ($358 (8 Weeks), $245 (2 Weeks))
California (181, 188): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $350 ($500 (9 Weeks), $200 (25 Weeks))
Texas (256, 256): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $275 ($355 (1Q, 2015), $200 (34 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (241, 242): Heritage Arms Stealth C1000: $225 ($350 (4Q 2014), $200 (41 Weeks))
Virginia (180, 181): Helwan: $189 ($425 (17 Weeks), $189 (4 Weeks))
Florida (425, 399): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $325 ($400 (7 Weeks), $220 (33 Weeks))

.40 caliber S&W (Glock or other semiautomatic) Average Price: $309 Last Week Avg: $324 (-) ($399 (15 Weeks), $293 (11 Weeks))
California (83, 86): Glock 22: $399 ($560 (16 Weeks)), $250 (4Q, 2014))
Texas (105, 100): Glock 23: $250 ($425 (4Q, 2014), $250 (20 Weeks))
Pennsylvania (71, 70): KAHR CW40: $250 ($450 4 Weeks), $250 (1Q, 2015))
Virginia (56, 52): Smith & Wesson SD40VE: $300 ($450 (50 Weeks), $275 (1Q, 2015))
Florida (138, 137): Springfield XDM 40: $350 ($400 (1Q, 2015), $200 (34 Weeks))

Used Gun of the Week: (Virginia)
HK SP89 Chambered in 9mm Parabellum

Chris Covert writes for Rantburg.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com and on Twitter.
Posted by: badanov || 04/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Way to go Idaho, Missouri, Oklahoma.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/30/2016 19:51 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Belmont Club: The Death of a Nation (VZ)
Posted by: Frank G || 04/30/2016 09:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Excellent read.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/30/2016 9:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Stupidity should hurt.

A lesson that America is going to learn very soon.

A pity that those of us who knew better will have to suffer along with the idiots.
Posted by: charger || 04/30/2016 12:07 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
'Ban anyone from Middle East - but not Israelis,' says US Senate candidate
[JP] A Republican candidate for the United States Senate seat from Florida is advocating a ban on all people from the Middle East ‐ with the exception of Israelis.

The candidate, Carlos Beruff, made the remarks in a speech before Republican Party members earlier this week. It was reported by the Sun Sentinel newspaper as well as the online news site Salon.

"I think our immigration department is broken. And I don’t think it’s safe to allow anybody from the Middle East into this country," Beruff was quoted as saying.

When asked about the remarks by a journalist, the candidate said: "Right now we have a terrorist threat that’s very real. You want to ignore it, but I don’t."

Beruff, who is seeking to replace the retiring Marco Rubio in the Senate, then said that the ban should apply to both Christians and Muslims from the Middle East.

"Pretty much anybody that’s got a terrorist organization in it, which is pretty much all the Middle East," he said.

When asked if Israel should be included on that list, he said: "I think Israel’s security measures are pretty strong. Israel is an exception."
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/30/2016 05:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds like he'd be a big improvement over little Marco.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/30/2016 13:45 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Democratic corruption
[DAWN] "Chaste to her husband, frank to all beside / A teeming mistress, but a barren bride" -- Alexander Pope

FROM Brazil to Malaysia, democracy around the world is under threat. Not from the march of army columns, but from the greed and corruption of a rapacious global political elite. While nation-destroying corruption of leaders such as Ferdinand Marcos, Mobutu Sese Seko, Sani Abacha, Alberto Fujimori, or Bob Muggsy Mugabe
Octogenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case...
was the accepted ’norm’ till the 1990s for a select band of unfortunate Third World countries whose people had been made destitute by their leaders’ insatiable greed, the latest wave of democracy was thought to have brought in a newer, and less-tainted, leadership.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Yes, an amazing story of economic success and democracy at work; the exodus of evil colonials from Zim. Those that assisted in the transition should be quite proud.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/30/2016 8:44 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
White House compares anti-Trump rioters to tea party protesters
[Wash Times] The White House Friday compared lawless anti-Donald Trump protesters to America’s original tea party patriots in Boston.

Asked if President Obama was concerned about protesters who took to the streets near a Trump rally in southern California Thursday night, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said there is "a long tradition of protests in the American political system."

"In fact, this country was started by a bunch of protesters, some of whom decided that they were pretty unhappy about taxes and threw some barrels of tea into Boston harbor," Mr. Earnest said.

He said Mr. Obama believes in voters making their voices heard at the ballot box and through public debate.

"And that debate is likely to be filled with some emotion," he said.

In California, some anti-Trump protesters damaged police vehicles, and nearly two dozen were arrested. The president’s spokesman said political protesters need to show "some respect for the system and for our country and for our government."

Asked if Mr. Obama has a responsibility to speak out against violent political protests, Mr. Earnest said the president has talked about the need for the political system to be "geared toward resolving conflicts." He also seemed to turn the question back on Mr. Trump’s political rhetoric.

"This is a big, diverse country," Mr. Earnest said. "And people are going to have different points of view. And we resolve those differences, not through violence, not by taking up arms against one another, not by questioning someone else’s patriotism or judging based on their religion or their color or who they are, but rather through our system of government."
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/30/2016 04:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And the protesters who rented rooms at the hotel days in advance of the Trump visit, allowing them to display anti-Trump banners from balconies. Where did their funding come from ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/30/2016 9:23 Comments || Top||

#2  I bet that you can guess where the money came from, it stars with S and rhymes with Whore-pros
Posted by: Thavith Darling of the Poles6768 || 04/30/2016 9:59 Comments || Top||

#3  The money, probably, came from the taxes you pay.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/30/2016 12:33 Comments || Top||

#4  But not the 21st century Tea Party protestors. Those people are all ... ummmm ...Hitlers!
Posted by: Bobby || 04/30/2016 17:33 Comments || Top||



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Tue 2016-04-26
  Islamist militants behead Canadian man in Philippines
Mon 2016-04-25
  Top Taliban leader killed in a special military operation in north of Afghanistan
Sun 2016-04-24
  Islamist militants suspected in slaying of professor in Bangladesh
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  Mali arrests suspected criminal mastermind of hotel terror attack
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  U.S. Ups Pressure on IS with first B-52 Bomber Strike
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  Taliban military commission chief killed in Afghan intelligence operatives raid
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  Hundreds wounded in Kabul suicide attack
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