An explosion occurred at a Hornady company in Nebraska, killing one lady and injuring two others.
Hornady is a renowned maker of ammunition cartridges, components, and handloading equipment.
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.
The Biden administration has come under fire for its stance on stricter ammunition rules throughout its tenure in the White House.
It was unclear last year whether the Biden administration was mulling new rules on the sale of ammunition to civilians.
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 sparked concern.
Some fear that the explosion was staged to harm the ammunition sector.
Explosion at Hornady Plant in Nebraska just a short bit ago. Very curious how this happened… Prayers for the Workers
— Mike Vara (@VaraSells) October 13, 2023
🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸ALERT! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸. Well just found out from our local gun shop,Hornady,which is in Nebraska I believe,had an explosion,they are off line for ammunition and Winchester announced no civilian ammo. Our guy store thinks things are going to get problematic! There’s a whisper…
— witchyirishgirl2 (@irishwitchygirl) October 14, 2023
The details of the explosion have not been made public.
It is uncertain what effect this will have on ammo pricing.
Many people are concerned that it will have a bad impact on costs, and some are rushing to their local gun stores to stock up.
This story is developing, and we will keep you updated.