Biden admin uses 1991 law to restrict future imports of Russian ammunition

Many of his opponents feared that President Joe Biden would eventually pose a threat to the Second Amendment, and it appears that those fears have just been realized.

Last week, Townhall reports, the Biden administration seemingly banned the import of Russian-manufactured ammunition as a result of new sanctions leveled against some Russian players, a move that some see as setting the stage for a potential revolt.

As Townhall noted, the authority for the ban comes under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991.

New restrictions

The fine print states that the U.S. president shall be authorized to restrict imports from countries that have “used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals.”

A State Department press release explained that “the United States will impose a second round of sanctions on the Russian Federation over its use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent in the August 2020 poisoning of Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny.”

“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,” the State Department’s memo added.

Townhall noted the effects will not be felt immediately as “Russian ammo like Tulammo should still be available for sale here in the U.S.”

However, the outlet pointed that out “as time goes on and existing permits expire gun owners will feel the effects of these particular sanctions, and far more than the Russians will.”

Resentment growing

This will only exacerbate the existing ammunition shortage plaguing American gun owners, with Fox Business reporting earlier this month that firearms instructors are already struggling.

Jason Wuestenberg, the executive director of the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (NLEFIA), recently said, “We have had a number of firearms instructors cancel their registration to our courses because their agency was short on ammo or they were unable to find ammo to purchase.”

Such developments are likely to add fuel to a growing fire of resentment directed towards the Biden administration, particularly among former U.S. military members.

Foreign Policy magazine ran an article in May that cited an open letter signed by more than 100 retired U.S. general and flag officers who accused President Biden of having installed “a Marxist form of tyrannical government,” hinting of a possible revolt.

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