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Joe Biden to Meet With the NRA

alopekos teumesios Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 6:57 PM
That's a strange quote for a general to make. How come he didn't carry a sidearm - M9 like most company grade or higher officers (who still carried M1911s at the time) that I observed while in the Army? Maybe he would know the difference between 5.56 ball and .223 ammunition, if he really did carry an M16 or M4.
alopekos teumesios Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 9:47 PM
Maybe for some rifles like a Ruger Mini-14, but you would be unwise to substitute the NATO round for civilian .223 ammunition in a bolt action varmint rifle, like a Remington 700 or you may damage your weapon due to the higher pressure.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:38 PM
the differences between NATO 5.56x45 and .223 ammo are NEGLIGIBLE.

The National Rifle Association has accepted an invitation from the White House to engage in a discussion as part of Vice President Joe Biden's gun task force. More from The Hill:

Biden will meet Wednesday with gun-safety organizations and shooting victims groups and on Thursday will meet with gun ownership organizations and sportsmen who use guns recreationally, according to the White House.

NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said the organization accepted an invitation received from the White House late Friday.

"We are sending a rep to hear what they have to...