New bans on Russian imports?
Reading the newspaper about fighting in Georgia reminded me of Wolf/Brown/Silver Bear etc ammo, which is manuf. in Russia.
Not to mention the durable Mosin Nagant rifles which might also still be imported from there.
The terrible fighting in Georgia might stop very soon, but what will Congress or the White House try to do to limit Russian imports? Wouldn't a Democratic or future GOP-controlled Congress have little sympathy for such imported products, or try to slap high tariffs on products? Never mind the White House...wouldn't a sharp jump in Mosin-Nagant, SKS, AK prices result if we either stop importing Russian rifles and ammo or tax them to death, then rifle prices slump when Remington makes a killing on their ammo?
I'm sort of new to all of this and just barely understand the AWB.....trying to imagine the next problems.
In a broader sense, a few websites which describe how many thousands of combat rifles were destroyed in recent years by eastern Euro nations is mind-boggling. Much of the motive appears to be the desire to limit access by unstable Third World regimes and guerrilla insurgents.
Some of this destruction must be a requirement to be affiliated with the European Union or NATO (as with Romania's reportedly drastic cutbacks of AK exports), or both.
Last edited by Laufer; 08-16-2008 at 01:14 AM..