You know that Wolf, TulAmmo, and Bernaul ammunition you have stashed in the back of your closet? Soon it will become a collectable of sorts, kind of like the old Norinco ChiCom ammo from twenty years ago. Thanks to the great statesman occupying the White House, further importation will stop, probably some time in the next year or so. The same goes for Russian-made firearms.
On Friday, August 20th, Joe Biden signed an executive order blocking the importation of all Russian-made firearms and ammo. The move was ostensibly made to punish the Russians for the imprisonment and attempted murder of dissident Alexey Navalny.
From the hapless State Department . . .
One year on from Mr. Alexey Navalny’s poisoning on 20 August 2020, the United Kingdom and the United States of America reaffirm our condemnation of the assassination attempt on Mr. Navalny through the use of a nerve-agent of the “Novichok” group, a substance developed by Russia.
We call on Russia to comply fully with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), including its obligations to declare and dismantle its chemical weapons program.
So in the middle of a foreign policy debacle in Afghanistan, Biden has decided to sanction
Russia America’s gun owners in response to a Russian opposition party figure coming down with an acute case of nerve agent poisoning. This violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention — which occurred a year ago — apparently wasn’t serious enough, though, for the Biden administration to want to stand in the way of Russian gas exports by a Putin friend and former Stasi agent.
From State’s “Fact Sheet“:
New sanctions imposed today under the CBW Act include:
- Restrictions on the permanent imports of certain Russian firearms. New and pending permit applications for the permanent importation of firearms and ammunition manufactured or located in Russia will be subject to a policy of denial.
- Additional Department of Commerce export restrictions on nuclear and missile-related goods and technology pursuant to the Export Control Reform Act of 2018. …
Duration and Conditions for Removal
These latest sanctions on Russia pursuant to the CBW Act will take effect upon the publication of a Federal Register notice expected on September 7, 2021, and they will remain in place for a minimum of 12 months. The sanctions can only be lifted after a 12-month period if the Executive Branch determines and certifies to Congress that Russia has met several conditions described in the CBW Act, 22 U.S.C. 5605(c), including (1) providing reliable assurances that it will not use chemical weapons in violation of international law, (2) it is not making preparations to use chemical weapons in the future, (3) it is willing to allow international inspectors to verify those assurances, and (4) it is making restitution to Mr. Navalny.
In other words, the Biden government will deny any future import license applications for Russian-made ammunition once currently approved permits run their course.
So while the Taliban have been nicely equipped with hundreds of thousands of weapons and billions of rounds of ammunition due to the Biden administrations jaw-dropping incompetence, Americans will have a tougher time of it. The already tight market for ammunition in the U.S. is about to get even tighter.
Thanks to Biden — or who whoever really runs things in the White House these days — it will be harder for America’s gun owners to find the ammunition they need and they’ll pay higher prices to shoot, train and defend themselves. That will no doubt please Biden’s civilian disarmament industry constituency.
So if you like Wolf Ammo and can find it on a shelf somewhere, don’t delay. Buy it. It won’t be back any time soon.