posted on Jul, 12 2011 @ 12:40 AM
Reclassifying .223 as a pistol round seems insane, but is actually quite clever on their part. "Working on gun control under-the-radar" ring any
Why take away guns when you can simply begin regulating ammunition out of existence? I predict this slick move is just the beginning of a slew of
coming "Ammo Control" legislation/regulation which will make it MUCH more difficult to get ahold of ammunition.
And it makes sense for them to start with .223 rounds, the very ammo fired by the ubiquitous, ever-popular, working-class rifle: the AR-15. Mark my
words, they are not finished with .223 yet, not by a long shot. Soon this and all other rounds with be under much more "scrutiny" by the government,
and will be regulated out of our hands probably almost completely. I predict that eventually the only ammunition they will leave available to
civilians is .22. And good luck defending yourself or your family with only .22lr to save you.
My advice is, look to the crossbow and the longbow. That is what I am doing. I'd much rather have a simple, solid, no-frills battle rifle and a few
thousand rounds tucked away for an emergency. But I'm not allowed to own firearms or ammunition and, soon, YOU WONT BE EITHER. The great thing about
archery weapons is that anyone, with just a little know-how of the basic concepts used by bowyers, could make a functioning bow. And with practice you
can make them better and better.. Making arrows is tricky too, an arrow is not as simple a thing as it looks, but if you know how to make an arrow,
IMO, you're better off, as the materials to make them can be found growing or lying around in your own neighborhood. If you know what to look for, a
longbow and a set of arrows could be had for free just by harvesting materials from a typical suburb.
Note: 5.56 NATO rounds are basically the same as .223, but with a thicker cartridge wall and a bit more power. Some AR's are chambered to use only
.223 ammo, and 5.56 should never be used in those particular rifles. However, if you have an AR which is chambered for 5.56 rounds, you can use 5.56
or .223 interchangeably. If you can get your hands on 5.56...