Doing background checks to buy ammo!? That would make me REALLY mad and I'd work on a way to fix this so I don't need to buy them.
First off the art of making one's own bullets has been around since before the Rev war and they would make musket balls and later cast bullets for
muzzleloaders and then when jacketed rifle bullets came out, these were difficult to do without specialized equipment (many people have a lot of the
stuff to do it if they are a DIY'er) and this is called bullet swaging and a person can make bullets as accurate as the ones you buy in stores. Now
people can't make their won brass without a lot effort and equipment but it can be done if needed. Brass can often be interchangable for other rifle
calibers as they can be re-sized or the brass can be used in the manufacture of the bullet (swaging process). Reloading shotgun shells has been a big
thing for at least 40 years, maybe longer.
Now there may be a much easier way to make very high quality bullets and that is with a special type of 3d laser printing or 3d printing with a
special material that is super dense (almost as dense as lead) but it isn't toxic like lead and can be used to hunt waterfowl. This stuff looks like
plastic and is often green, yellow, orange or reddish in color. It is possible to place a core on the printing table and print the bullet around the
core, possibly making an armor piercing (AP) round.
The next and latest option is the printable metal bullets. IDK what the starting material is of the bullet material (powder I'm guessing, or maybe a
salt or oxide??) but they are often heat sintered and or laser sintered as the layers are built up forming the bullet shape. I would suspect that a
setup to make these could be very affordable within the next couple years ($2,000-10,000 for home models depending on how many options you need and
speed). These should be able to easily make AP rounds and even explosive rounds.
Finally the brass will have to be bought, but again, this can be made by buying brass sheets of the proper type and stamping circles and putting it
through a few presses, drawing out through dies, trimming, drilling, etc. This could be done for custom sizes as well.
Gun powder can be made, even smokeless if you can find the correct recipes. Black powder isn't really used for rifles or hand guns or shot guns but
it is possible to make that very easily. There was a lot of research that went into making commercial powder and IDK if the recipes are public or
Primers aren't much of an issue to make, if you need to do it, It is dangerous to some level, but with proper care, not to much of a risk.
Well that's it, there really is a way to make a bullet from scratch without much effort with current equipment. When the printers come out then it
will get really interesting because swaging is time consuming. Printable guns will not be able to be regulated out of existence and I'm sure there
will be a way to figure out ways to make barrels that last a fair number of rounds, or print a receiver for the barrel and go from there. I woulnd't
doubt that we could soon be able to print actual smokless powders sometime soon (3-10 years) where you just need specific chemicals and a machine
combines them and passes them through a catalyst chamber (pressure & heat) and then spit out like ink on an inkjet printer.
So I want to know what the Left is going to do when all of the above is possible and all of it can be bought used on Craigslist for like $500 for an
entire setup of used equipment? Maybe then they will ban targets, scopes, slings, holsters
PS: WAY TO GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!