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Was this Planned? Ammo Manufacturer Plant Explosion Leaves Many Worried

A Hornady plant in Nebraska had an explosion that resulted in one woman’s death and two others’ injuries.

Hornady is a leading ammo cartridges, components, and handloading equipment manufacturer.

The Grand Island Independent shares more on the explosion:

 A woman died and two men were injured in an explosion Friday morning at the Hornady Manufacturing plant west of Grand Island, according to Hall County Attorney Marty Klein.

 The explosion occurred in the chemical compound building at 8350 W. Old Potash Highway.

 The woman died at the scene, Klein said.

 “One individual was transported by ambulance to the hospital with concussion symptoms and one individual was privately transported to the hospital for symptoms related to breathing in dust/fumes,” Klein said in a news release.

During the Biden administration’s time in the White House, it has come under scrutiny for its stance on more strict ammunition laws.

Last year, it was unclear whether the Biden administration was considering new regulations on selling ammunition to civilians was unclear.

The Washington Examiner wrote a story on it back in June of 2022:

The Biden administration supposedly informed Winchester Ammunition that “the government is considering restricting the manufacturing and commercial sale of legal ammunition produced at the Lake City, Mo., facility,” a spokesman from the National Shooting Sports Foundation told the Washington Examiner on Friday.

A White House official denied the claim.

Currently, Winchester is allowed to sell surplus ammunition after meeting the military’s needs on the civilian market, but Mark Oliva, the NSSF spokesman, warned that banning the practice would “significantly reduce the availability of ammunition in the marketplace and put the nation’s warfighting readiness at risk. Both NSSF and Winchester strongly oppose this action.”

This practice now represents roughly 30% of the 5.56 mm/.223 caliber ammunition sales.

The explosion at the Hornady plant has started raising eyebrows.

Some are worried that the explosion signifies a planned disaster to cripple the ammunition industry.

The specifics of the blast have not been fully disclosed.

It is unclear how this will affect ammunition prices.

Many are worried it will negatively impact prices, and some are rushing to their local gun store to stock up.

This story is developing, and we will continue to keep you informed.


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