What Russian ammo ban? Loophole keeps it on US shelves, splitting gun rights groups
NRA, NSSF, GOA among gun lobbies that have wrestled with ban of cheap Russian ammo
- Last year, the U.S. banned all ammunition imports from Russia
- Despite the ban, a sanctions loophole means the cheap ammunition has arrived at ports all year
- The principle and impact of banning the ammo has split the nation's top gun lobbies
On March 16, the Russian army advanced on Chernihiv, Bucha and Irpin, Ukraine – firing steel-cased ammunition from the military's AK rifles.
On the other side of the globe, a cargo ship carrying the same type of ammo from St. Petersburg docked in Philadelphia. A container with pallets of shrink-wrapped boxes slowly made its way to warehouses in Florida, South Carolina and Ohio and onto store shelves nationwide.