As far as we’ve been able to determine this weekend, the State Department’s announcement that they’re penalizing Russia by banning the importation of Russian ammunition and firearms has done absolutely nothing to bother Russian authorities. But it’s done plenty to anger American shooters and businessmen.
After all, banning the importation of Russian made firearms and ammunition because the Russian government poisoned opposition leader Aleksey Navalny, is on the surface, ridiculous. Dig deeper and you might theorize that it’s more a shot at American firearms owners than nefarious Russian officials.
US officials, as you can imagine, are denouncing that characterization, pointing out that there are also additional restrictions placed on “nuclear and missile-related goods and technology”covered under the Export Control Reform Act of 2018.
Sure they are, but the fact that around 40% of the steel ammunition purchased in the United States is Russian origin, it’s not a reach to say that it has more impact on domestic shooters than foreign officials.
“I feel this is more a restriction on ammo availability than any ‘sanctions’ on Russia,” says MKS Supply’s Charlie Brown, saying President Biden has “found a way of making his progressive anti-2A friends happy under the falsehood of ‘sanctions.’”
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