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Russian Arms & Ammo Import Ban

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by Ernst, Aug 21, 2021.

  1. Ernst

    Ernst .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    This week the Biden administration banned the import of Russian made ammo and certain arms. No doubt, despite the official statement, this is an effort to restrict American's access to firearms and ammo. Plus this action will certainly cause increases in prices by eliminating competition. Steel cased ammo was helping to keep brass at reasonable prices.

    New sanctions imposed today under the CBW Act include:

    1) Restrictions on the permanent imports of certain Russian firearms. New and pending permit applications for the permanent importation of firearms and ammunition manufactured or located in Russia will be subject to a policy of denial.

    2) Additional Department of Commerce export restrictions on nuclear and missile-related goods and technology pursuant to the Export Control Reform Act of 2018.
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  2. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Yeah, this has nothing to do with some russian spy being poisoned a couple of years ago when biden wasn't even in office.

    On August 24, 2018, the US State Department gave notice of new sanctions on Russia under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (the “CBW Act”) after determining that the Russian Government has used chemical weapons in violation of international law or chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals.
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  3. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Hopefully an American company or two will pick up the pieces and manufacture some steel cased ammo at a reasonable price.
  4. Ernst

    Ernst .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    From what I've read approximately 40 to 45 percent of the ammo currently sold in the U.S. is manufactured in Russia. Many online suppliers are already sold out of common calibers. Hopefully, countries like Bulgaria, Ukrainian, Poland, and Romanian will increase production and imports to fill the demand. U.S. manufactures continue to build inventory but demand following the election remains high. In recent years aluminum cased ammo was introduced mainly in 9mm but not sure any steel cased ammo is currently being manufactured in the U.S.

    Certainly not going to help with reduction in prices of ammo overall but that's probably the idea behind this ban.

    Will be interesting to watch the gun market especially ones like AK-47s. Will the unavailability of 7.62 x 39 drive down prices of weapons?

    Regards
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  5. Oddcaliber

    Oddcaliber .270 WIN

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    Already spread the word on 3 other boards!
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  6. Ernst

    Ernst .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Suspect we'll see the ammo manufacturing in Mexico thrive. Wonder how long it will be before Russian ammo is imported in bulk and repackaged for "export" to the U.S.

    Maybe ammo trafficking will compete with drugs and immigrants!

    Regards
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  7. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ .50 BMG Supporter

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    Ammunition is much heavier and harder to smuggle than an equivalent value in drugs.

    Nonetheless, I’m certain that we’re already seeing ammunition smuggling across the border, because for years it’s been going from United States to Mexico, along with lots of pistols and carbines.
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