Gun Range Installs Ammo Vending Machine That Dispenses Jacketless Forms Of Ammunition

So what? I think this is very clever. It provides a service on the gun range and is behind locked doors that take a digital key fob to open. Why are they freaking out about ammo on a gun range? That’s just stupid. It’s a private club and they have the right to do whatever they like as long as it is legal and this is. I can’t believe that Liberal anti-gun whackos got in there and decided this was something the club could be attacked on. The club is not even profiting from this… it is meant merely as a convenience for gun owners because jacketless ammo is very hard to find. Sam Piccinini, the proprietor of the ammo vending machine, said he is planning to expand his business by installing machines in additional gun clubs. Good for him.

From The Washington Free Beacon:

A gun range in Beaver County, Penn., has installed a ammo vending machine. The machine dispenses a wide variety of handgun ammunition.

“The machine sells pretty much everything,” owner Sam Piccinini told the Beaver Countian. “From .22 long rifle to .45 Long Colt and every standard caliber in between except .32 and .25 automatic. It’s got 380, 9, 38, 40, 45, .357 SIG. I manufacture all of it myself.”

The machine dispenses jacketless forms of the ammunition as the Beaver Valley Rifle and Pistol Club bans all jacketed ammunition on its range. Since jacketless ammunition is far less common, the range allowed Piccinini to install the vending machine on its premise to make things easier on its customers.

The machine is located behind locked doors that require a digital key fob to open. Those keys are only available to members, who must be 18 years or older. Despite this regulation, the Beaver Countian has received anonymous complaints, and a Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent the publication contacted expressed skepticism about the practice.

“I don’t want to speculate as to what is or is not happening in this particular situation, but a licensee can not sell ammunition to anyone under the age of 18, and importantly you can not sell handgun ammunition to individuals under the age of 21,” ATF Special Agent Stephen Bartholomew told the paper.

The Marxist Liberals are going after it under the guise that someone underage could get the ammo. I assume they are specifically hyperventilating over someone under 21 getting a hold of handgun ammunition. Any member 18 and older can get a key to the vending room, which is unattended. Yawn. Again, I say, so what? It’s a gun range where they shoot… guns. This is just more hype to disparage the club and range. These trolls are screaming: “Stop them… before a child goes on a shooting spree!” Which has never happened as far as I know on a gun range. What a bunch of manufactured, overly dramatic propaganda that is being espoused by Progressives who have their panties in a twist because of evil guns. Get a life already.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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