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David Chipman
Gun Politics
Stephen Gutowski

Biden ATF Nominee Backs AR-15 Ban and Registration, Repeatedly Walks Back Controversial Statements in Contentious Hearing

Chipman stood by his call to ban popular rifles including the AR-15, which he described as “particularly lethal,” during his testimony. He said he not only supports a ban on the sale of guns but also a requirement to register currently-owned ones with the ATF. He said AR-15s and other guns should be regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) which would subject them to a $200 tax stamp and put the same restriction on them as those currently applied to machineguns.

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Fox and Friends First 2.26.2021
Gun Law
The Reload Staff

Gutowski: Texas Adoption ‘Continues the Momentum for Permitless Carry Across the Country’

“I think that this just continues the momentum for permitless carry across the country,” Gutowski said. “It’s the most popular gun policy over the last decade here in America. More popular than even ‘red flag’ laws which have popped up in quite a few states. So, I think with Texas adopting it, if they don’t see any negative repercussions for that, you’ll probably see another of other states adopt this as well.”

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Bare shelves at a gun range
Gun Politics
Stephen Gutowski

Manufacturers Say Ammo Shortage Will Stretch Out for Years

“On certain products, we are certainly seeing backlogs that stretch out two years and beyond,” Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition, told The Reload. “For those who shoot 9mm and 5.56 ammunition, which are both in high demand, it’s very uncertain how long it will be before people will consistently have ammunition readily available.”

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Newsletters
Stephen Gutowski

Newsletter: Manufacturers Say Ammo Shortage Will Drag on for Years, and One Board Member Makes a Last-Ditch Effort to Save the NRA

The ammo shortage is as bad as you’ve likely suspected. In fact, for me, it feels like things are actually getting worse at this point. My local range hasn’t sold ammo for anything other than range use in a year, and now they don’t even have it to sell for range use. As I showed in the members’ newsletter a few weeks ago, it seems to be keeping people from going shooting at all since the range is something of a ghost town. So, how long are things going to be like this? Well, I asked some of the nation’s

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