State of the gun industry
Unbelievable. The bottleneck for several manufacturers is reportedly the ability to get enough steel of the right grade.
Now that we know of the secret of reviving the economy, President Obama has only to announce that he plans to restrict automobile ownership, purchases of stocks and bonds, or houses, and the economy will be booming overnight.
Now is the time for some US Representative to try to amend any and every bill to lift the (purely executive prerogative) ban on gun and ammo imports from China.
Posted by: Victor at February 6, 2013 08:36 AM
Reloading equipment for shotgun shells...nothing available. I sure hope its a big bunch of people all thinking the same thing at the same ntime....
Posted by: Ceefour at February 6, 2013 11:14 AM
Victor, good suggestion. Does the fed gov have a "strategic ammo reserve" like it has for oil? If so, Obama needs to begin releasing ammo from it immediately. /sarcasm off
Posted by: Bill Bentnickel at February 6, 2013 01:20 PM
They wanted to make it so you can't buy a gun or ammo... Well, they have succeeded, just not they way they intended.
Posted by: Brian at February 6, 2013 01:43 PM
There've been problems on steel for years; between companies caving in and unions demanding the sky, a lot of mills closed or moved out-of-country. And a lot that are still here aren't up on the tech used in some other countries to produce particular items/types of items.
Posted by: Firehand at February 6, 2013 03:37 PM
Funny how this all parallels Atlas Shrugged.
Posted by: Walpurgis at February 6, 2013 06:07 PM
"Funny how this all parallels Atlas Shrugged."
This is nothing like Atlas Shrugged.
I really wish our side would stop worshipping that crazy Hollywood-screenwriter-turned-New-York-author and the crap she churned out.
0bama or Rand, a cult is a cult.
Posted by: anonymous at February 7, 2013 05:27 AM
I more referenced the book because Steel played such a huge part in it. I'm sorry if my mention offended you. (well.. really no, I'm not. If you want to get offended, that's your right, and I respect it)
In the book, a steel manufacturer was a huge part of the story, and his problems making his steel, and getting raw material to make it, was a big part of the end story.
American steel is in a bad way, since , like the book states, they have been regulated and taxed to death. This is why a lot of mills are out of business. Personally I'd like them to lift the tarrifs on foriegn steel from places like china so that we could boost our manufacturing production. This would help with the shortage to firearm builders too.
Don't assume that every poster rabidly follows the ideology of an author they reference.
Posted by: Walpurgis at February 7, 2013 07:26 PM
> I'm sorry if my mention offended you.
> (well.. really no, I'm not. If you want
> to get offended, that's your right, and
> I respect it)
Me thinks thou doth project too much.
Not to mention that I sense a lot of passive-aggressiveness.
Posted by: anonymous at February 10, 2013 09:33 AM