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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Rare good news in Missouri where the legislature overrode leftist Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a pro gun measure. The law does a number of things, among them forbidding physical restraint or disarmament by police, forbidding health care professionals from entering data about firearms ownership into databases, and making open carry law uniform throughout the state.

Missouri recently passed a constitution amendment which makes ownership of a gun an inalienable right, and directs courts to use strict scrutiny in deciding state gun laws.

Two weeks ago news from the southern border in Texas where a Border Patrol agent fired on a man the agent thought was an illegal alien who was carrying a rifle. It turns out the intended victim was a member of the Patriots who are patrolling the border trying to stop the invasion from the south.

Later on, the Houston Chronicle reported breathlessly that the intended target was a CONVICTED FELON, who was carrying a rifle.

I read about the episode on one of my newsfeeds on Facebook, and a young woman dutifully chimed in her shock and dismay of CRIMINALS CARRYING GUNS.

It turned out that the victim in the shooting was a convicted burglar. Felony or not, there is not much there, so I would refer the commenter to the concept of "Available Forces". If she doesn't like the quality of individuals patrolling the southern borders with guns, she is welcomed to grab the trusty, rusty AR or AK and head south.

The latest news in the matter is that the Patriot who was fired on could face Texas state and federal charges.

Loads.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Prices for pistol and rifle ammunition were unchanged. Prices for used rifles and used pistols were mixed.

Pistol Ammo

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 50 rounds (2 Box Limit): Cheaper Than Dirt, Tulammo, steel cased, .29 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Bulk Ammo, Tulammo, steel cased, .29 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged)

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)

Cheapest, 50 rounds: I.Q. Metals, HSM, FMJ, Factory Seconds, .24 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: I.Q. Metals, Store Brand, reloaded, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds (2 Box Limit) : O.D. Green Supply, Fiocchi, Brass Cased, FMJ, .19 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: I.Q. Metals, HSM, Reloaded, FMJ, .19 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged)

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Goose Island Sales, GECO, FMJ, .38 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 250: LAX Ammunition, Store Brand, Reloaded, .34 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (8 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Tulammo, steel cased, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: SG Ammo, Wolf WPA, steel cased, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged)

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Selway Armory, Brown Bear, steel cased, .45 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: SG Ammo, Silver Bear, steel cased, .45 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (13 Weeks)(!))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks)

Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition Depot, Wolf, steel case, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Brown Bear, steel case, .23 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 Weeks))

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (3 Weeks)

Cheapest, 50 rounds (2 box limit): O.D. Green Supply, CCI Blazer, Brass, .07 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Munire USA, Armacor Precision, .10 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (6 weeks))

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $591 Last Week Avg: $545 (+)
California (214, 230): Palmetto State Armory : $600
Texas (327, 322): DPMS: $595 (!)
Pennsylvania (163, 1658): Mixed Build: $600
Virgina (214, 219): Anderson Arms: $610 (Same Gun)
Florida (373, 401): Bushmaster Carbon 15: $550 (Same Gun)

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $943 Last Week Avg: $945 (-)
California (54, 50): DPMS LR308: $875 (!) (Same Gun)
Texas (43, 45): DPMS LAR308: $1,100
Pennsylvania (27, 30): Bushmaster ORC: $990
Virginia (60, 53): DPMS LR308: $900 (!) (Same Gun)
Florida (85, 87): Bushmaster ORC: $850 (!) (Same Gun)

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $544 Last Week Avg: $595 (-)

California (57, 51): Saiga: $595
Texas (68, 75): CAI: $650
Pennsylvania (49, 50): CAI 10/63 $450 (!) (Same Gun)
Virginia (86, 96): Czech VZ58: $525 (!) (Same Gun)
Florida (119, 121): CAI VZ2008 : $500 (!)

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,067 Last Week Avg: $1,075 (-)
California (0): None Available
Texas (3, 3): Romak PSL: $900
Pennsylvania (1, 1): Romak PSL: $1,650
Virginia (2, 4): Romak PSL: $650 (!)
Florida (0, 0): None Available

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $426 Last Week Avg: $405 (+)
California (183, 182): Rock Island Armory: $380 (Same Gun)
Texas (228, 215): Rock Island Armory: $450
Pennsylvania (143, 163): Rock Island Armory: $400 (Same Gun)
Virginia (180, 180): Para USA: $500 (Same Gun)
Florida (369, 372): Ballester Molina: $400

9mm (Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic) Average Price: $381 Last Week Avg: $370 (+)
California (167, 164): Smith & Wesson SD9VE: $350
Texas (296, 294): Ruger P95: $350 (Same Gun)
Pennsylvania (217, 209): Glock 19: $350 (Same Gun)
Virginia (263, 257): Glock 17: $425
Florida (461, 460): Glock 26: $430

.40 caliber S&W (Glock and other semiautomatic) Average Price: $362 Last Week Avg: $339 (+)
California (95, 100): Glock 27: $380 (Same Gun)
Texas (156, 153): Glock 22: $380 (!)
Pennsylvania (130, 131): Glock 22: $350 (!) (Same Gun)
Virginia (134, 153): Smith & Wesson M&P Shield: $350 (Same Gun)
Florida (239, 237): Smith & Wesson SW9: $350

Used Gun of the Week: (Texas)

Mauser Lugar chambered in 9mm Parabellum


Chris Covert writes for Rantburg.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com


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