June 10th, 2008

Shilen Barrels on Sale at Bruno Shooters Supply

Bruno Shooters Supply is currently offering great pricing on Shilen rifle barrels. All 1.250″ or smaller diameter barrels are just $236.40. This applies to barrels 28″ in length or shorter. Bruno’s 22 Rimfire, .224, 6mm, 6.5mm, 7mm, and 30 caliber barrels are offered in a variety of twist rates from 1:8″ to 1:17″ (twist rates are dependent on caliber).

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June 10th, 2008

McCain vs. Obama on Gun Control

We now know for certain the two candidates for President of the United States — Obama and John McCain. The views of these two men on gun issues could not be more different. McCain has supported Second Amendment rights and opposed more restrictive gun laws at the Federal level. Obama supports bans on all semi-automatic weapons, approves strict local restrictions on handguns, and he co-sponsored a bill in 2000 limiting handgun sales to one per month. Make no mistake about it, Barrack Obama is no friend of hunters or firearms enthusiasts.

John McCain NRA

By contrast, John McCain re-affirmed his commitment to gun rights in a recent Interview with the NRA. The complete text of the interview is available online. Here are some highlights:

Q: Senator, throughout your career you have opposed waiting periods on firearm purchases, bans on commonly owned ammunition, and efforts to register and license gun owners. What are your reasons for those positions?

McCain: I have consistently opposed these measures, because they are arbitrary restrictions on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. Gun bans, waiting periods, ammunition bans, registration and licensing of gun owners — each of these has a common theme: They only affect law-abiding citizens. And they have another common theme: They don’t work as crime-fighting tools.

Q:Senator, why should gun owners support you in November?

While [the NRA and I] have disagreed at times on some issues, I have never tried to hide my positions, or to say one thing and do another. And the fact is that we have always agreed on the vast majority of issues—as evidenced by my opposition to gun bans, ammunition bans, waiting periods, registration and licensing, and other arbitrary restrictions on law-abiding gun owners during my entire career. As I mentioned earlier, of the three presidential candidates who had an opportunity to sign the historic and bipartisan amicus brief in the Heller case—strongly arguing that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms and that Washington, D.C.’s ban on handguns and operable firearms in the home is unconstitutional—I was the only one who did.

Text and photo copyright © 2008 National Rifle Assn., All Rights Reserved.

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June 10th, 2008

Gun and Ammo Sales Rise in 2007

The gun industry is growing, at least based on the increased Federal excise taxe collections. Sales of ammunition and firearms rose 10.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007, led by a 23.6 percent increase in ammunition sales, a 5.9 percent rise in handgun sales and a 4 percent increase in long gun sales. These figures are based on excise taxes collected on wholesale receipts–so the rises can represent higher prices for guns and ammo, or higher quantities sold, or both. The statistics are taken from the latest Pittman-Robertson federal excise tax collection report.

Excise taxes are calculated as a percentage of wholesale receipts, paid quarterly by firearm and ammunition manufacturers, and earmarked for state wildlife conservation and habitat restoration programs. During the quarter, $74.8 million was collected, compared to $67.4 million in the same period in 2006. From October through December, $16.2 million was collected for pistols and revolvers, $31.4 million for long guns and $27.1 million for ammunition. The latest tax collections suggest overall sales of $694.4 million, not including retail markup or final retail sales. For the entire calendar year, a total of $303.2 million was collected in excise taxes, up 21.2 percent from the $250.1 million in 2006.

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