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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

In case the necessity of being heavily armed is lost on anyone, a managing editor for the Crooks and Liars leftist political website, Susie Madrak, asks the burning question on the mind of every gun thieving fascist: at what point do we mow them (gun owners) down?

My guess is it is not lost on this individual that her words can be considered a cause for war, since they want to use professional security services, such as federal law enforcement to steal property held by people, so to point out her desire to murder her political opposition is no stark reminder. She wants blood to flow and she wants the government to take, even more than it already does, the last line of defense of the individual: his firearm.

Miss Madrak fails to understand that she is at the front line as we speak, just as we are, and all it takes for the lead to start flying is one smug hothead from either side.

So, almost as if the message had been coordinated, which is likely has, a leftist writer does a three part series in which she ties oil companies to the National Rifle Association. You can read the series here and start with the last article first.

Her premise is that Global Warming is caused by oil and gas companies, which in turn support the National Rifle Association, which in turn suppresses the true feelings of hunters who really want to ban guns, even hunting rifles.

You don't believe me, do you?

While the issue in the article is weapons which can hold magazines of 11 or more rounds, the focus of the article is what are called sniper rifles, or guns with a bore of .300 or greater, or rifles which can kill at a range of 100 yards or more, or can penetrate body armor, which is all of them. In the article they are called terrorist guns. Neat trick, especially if you are totally unaware of guns and how they operate.

Hunting rifles may not be at the top of the list of guns to be banned, but as David Cordea has pointed out, they are on the list.

I can see it now. Anti gun fascists ban rifles onto which can be mounted a scope, or those with bores of .300 or more. Think about that. Guns with Picatinny rails or any rifle with a .300 bore or more. Makes me appreciate the notion of a rifle with open sights that can tag an individual at 300 yards or more, but well below the .300 limit for rifle bores.

What a mess that would be. The question is would such a ban, passed by a local legislature and signed by a chief executive, start a civil war. Rifle restrictions have been passed in Connecticut, New York and Maryland, so far to near zero effect. Civil disobedience thus far.

On a personal note, you can find photos of my homemade bipod for the Mosin Nagant M91/30 here, here, here, here and here. It has made a big difference at the range.

Loads

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Prices for pistol and rifle ammunition prices were lower across the board.

Prices for used rifles and used pistols were mixed.

Pistol Ammo

.45 Caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (7 weeks)
(From Q1, 2014: .33 Each, -.04 Each)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Munire USA, Tulammo, steel cased, .29 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Munire USA, Tulammo, steel cased, .29 per round (From last week: Unchanged (3 weeks))

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
(From Q1, 2014: .28 Each, -.03 Each)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: I.Q. Metals, HSM, FMJ, Factory Seconds, .25 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Freedom Munitions, Store Brand, reloaded, .24 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged)

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain From Last Week: Unchanged
(From Q1, 2014: .22 Each, -.02 Each)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Glen's Army Navy Store, CCI Blazer, FMJ, .20 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Ammunition To Go, Brown Bear, FMJ, .21 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 weeks))

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
(From Q1, 2014: .47 Each, -.07 each (!))
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo2U, GECO, FMJ, .40 per round
Cheapest Bulk: 250 Rounds: LAX Ammunition, Store brand, Reloaded, .32 per round (From Last Week: -.04 Each (!) After Unchanged (2 Weeks))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: -.02 Each
(From Q1, 2014: .27 Each, -.05 each)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammo Sale, Tula, steel cased, .22 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,000 rounds: Lucky Gunner, Wolf, steel cased, .25 per round (From Last Week: +.01 Each (After Unchanged (3 Weeks)))

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: -.04 Each (!) (-.17 Each Over 3 Weeks)
(From Q1, 2014: .47 Each, -.06 Each)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Silver Bear, steel cased, .41 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: SG Ammo, Silver Bear, steel cased, .45 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks))

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 Weeks)
(From Q1, 2014: .25 Each, -.04 Each)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammunition Depot, Wolf, steel case, .21 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1,080 rounds: SG Ammo, Red Army Standard, steel case, .22 per round (From Last Week: Unchanged )

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 weeks)
(From Q1, 2014: .15 Each, -.05 Each)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: South Georgia Outdoors, Aguila, .10 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 325 rounds: Trop Gun Shop, Federal Champion, .10 per round (From Last Week: -.01 Each)

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $620 Last Week Avg: $628 (-)
California (206, 211): Mixed Build AR-15: $750
Texas (330, 328): Mixed Build: $550
Pennsylvania (155, 167): DPMS: $625
Virgina (214, 214): Palmetto State Armory: $600
Florida (402, 416): DPMS Panther: $575

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,210 Last Week Avg: $1,180 (+)
California (43, 44): Iron Ridge Arms: $1,100
Texas (52, 58): Detroit Gun Works: $1,450
Pennsylvania (26, 28): Smith & Wesson M&P 10: $1,200 (Same Gun)
Virginia (40, 42): Mixed Build: $1,300
Florida (76, 87): DPMS: $1,000

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $524 Last Week Avg: $530 (-)
California (43, 49): Saiga: $500
Texas (54, 55): Zastava M-70: $500 (Same Gun)
Pennsylvania (50, 57): Saiga: $500 (Same Gun)
Virginia (76, 73): Czech VZ58 : $525 (Same Gun)
Florida (125, 120): Centurion C39: $595

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,134 Last Week Avg: $1,100 (+)
California (0): None Available
Texas (0): None Available
Pennsylvania (1, 1): Romak PSL: $1,400 (Same Gun)
Virginia (1, 0): Romak PSL: $1,200
Florida (6, 6): Romak PSL: $800 (!)

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $420 Last Week Avg: $411 (+)
California (145, 150): Auto Ordnance M1911A1: $500
Texas (216, 213): Llama: $450
Pennsylvania (197, 203): Para Ordnance: $400
Virginia (176, 161): American Tactical Imports: $400
Florida (388, 377): Llama: $350

9mm Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic Average Price: $434 Last Week Avg: $430 (+)
California (146, 146): Smith & Wesson SD9VE : $375 (Same Gun)
Texas (314, 309): Beretta 92F Compact: $430
Pennsylvania (209, 207): Glock 26: $415 (!)
Virginia (253, 242): Glock 19: $425
Florida (488, 505): Beretta 92FS : $525

.40 caliber S&W (Glock and other semiautomatic) Average Price: $410 Last Week Avg: $423 (-)
California (96, 87): Glock 23: $450
Texas (136, 141): Glock 22: $400
Pennsylvania (112, 116): Sig Sauer P250: $375
Virginia (125, 123): Glock 27: $450
Florida (222, 209): Sig Sauer P250: $375

Used Gun of the Week: (Oklahoma)

Nambu Type 14 chambered in 8"--22mm Nambu

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com


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