Answer: Those currently in elected office, possessing a vast ability to collect information, have learned that a significant proportion of the American demographic hates them. Further, those currently in power have learned that each day brings us closer to all out, "knock down,drag out Social War. Hence, the gathering of ammunition and the storing of same in their bunkers.( Beleaguered demagogues always retreat to a bunker!)
It would be interesting to see if the large media centers are also obtaining and storing weapons and ammunition.
I hate to admit it but your scenario is also my “last resort”
explanation to myself as to this (apparently) unprecedented
purchase of ammo (using, of course, OUR money to do it.)
There are other explanations, a few of which have been already offered on this thread.
We might inch closer to a credible explanation if we had some
enterprising reporter bring it up at a presser. (Jake Tapper, perhaps?) and NOT give up when he gets the typical evasive
answer from , for example, Jay Carney. But , on the face of it, I have no doubt that, whether the ammo buy has anything to do with it, this Administration has a sense that it has created a virtual point of no return in polarizing enormous sectors of the population, and that they want this polarization will continue: they for all practical purposes, are not afraid to go “all in”. In any event, they need to provide their OWN explanation for the purchase, and we can all take it from there. At the same time, I think it would be very difficult to get an honest response from them, when so much could be accomplished by letting the whole issue twist in the wind, and make our side look like conspiracy nuts, while waiting for an opportunity to bring it all to a fever pitch where they can provoke some fringe group into acting violently, then clamp down on ALL of us.
One thing is for sure: there is no “benign” explanation for this ammo purchase.