Last month, the State Department announced that the federal government will soon begin prohibiting Americans from importing “ammunition manufactured or located in Russia.” This restriction comes as part of a new set of sanctions pushed by the Biden administration against the Russian Federation for its habit of poisoning political opposition. The Biden administration claims that it is pursuing these sanctions to punish Russia for its mistreatment of political dissidents.
Don't be fooled. This policy is just a convenient cover for the White House’s anti-gun agenda. By making it illegal for American citizens to purchase some of the most sought-after brands of ammunition, the administration has guaranteed that ammo prices will continue to rise, making second Amendment rights that much more difficult to exercise.
The sanctions are made possible via an update to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination (CBW) Act of 1991 and are an expansion of sanctions previously implemented by both the Trump and Biden administrations.
They’re a convenient way to prevent the public from accessing some of the most in-demand brands of ammunition. Between 30-40 percent of all the ammunition purchased in the United States is made in Russia, so barring the importation of Russian ammunition uniquely disadvantages gun owners and vendors.