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Fox: Feds are buying-up ammo to starve civilian gun owners
Fox News Channel (no link!) | 4/29/13

Posted on 04/29/2013 10:45:00 AM PDT by pabianice

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1 posted on 04/29/2013 10:45:00 AM PDT by pabianice
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2 posted on 04/29/2013 10:48:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: pabianice

They should consider the words attributed to Admiral Yamamoto:

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
- Yamamoto (allegedly)


3 posted on 04/29/2013 10:50:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: pabianice

Yep, and those law makers are so angry, they’ll probably write king Obama a letter.

In the meantime, they’ll make noise, without actually doing anything, until sometime around August 2014. When the election is in front of them, and they’re sure voters won’t forget, they’ll become all bold.

Eff them all.


4 posted on 04/29/2013 10:51:01 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: pabianice

Duh!!! Well that and preparing to war with all the domestic terrorist Evangelicals, Catholics and Tea Partiers.


5 posted on 04/29/2013 10:52:11 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: topher
I would agree.

Make it harder to get and drive the price up.

That way people who want to legally buy ammunition are prevented from doing so.

It is the same reason that Fast and Furious had the purpose of being an intentionally botched operation to help promote gun control legislation.

Obama, Hillary, Holder, and friends are out to take your guns!

Meanwhile, criminal types will be allowed to illegally own guns that they have stolen or used in crimes.

6 posted on 04/29/2013 10:56:11 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: pabianice
Some wiser gun owners are already sitting on so much ammo that they're in danger of cracking the concrete slab of their house's foundation from the weight of stacked ammo crates.

Meanwhile, other gun owners gather at their local WalMart sporting goods counter at 6:00am hoping to get their hands on two rationed boxes of some kind of ammunition.


7 posted on 04/29/2013 10:57:07 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I sleep well at night.


8 posted on 04/29/2013 10:59:53 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: topher

Hey, this opens up all kinds of possibilities for the tyrants. They want to get around the First Amendment - buy up all the ink and paper, silicon chips and TV time. Illegal searches and seizures? No problem - just call it a “Lockdown”. Some old parchment doesn’t need to get in the way of Fundamental Transformation anymore.


9 posted on 04/29/2013 11:00:11 AM PDT by Argus
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To: pabianice

is it buy and destroy ?


10 posted on 04/29/2013 11:00:37 AM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

I think it’s more likely that the same politicians and bureaucrats, who are buying the ammo, will try to engineer an event so the can use that ammo.


11 posted on 04/29/2013 11:05:49 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: pabianice

Nothing new here. Taxpayer money is being misappropriated. No big deal. /sarc.


12 posted on 04/29/2013 11:06:43 AM PDT by virgil
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To: pabianice

If you go to gunbroker.com you see there is no shortage of ammo or reloading components. If you’re willing to pay the price. Personally, I’m not desperate enough to pay $100 for 1000 primers. Yet. Whenever I run through my existing stockpiles, maybe.


13 posted on 04/29/2013 11:12:19 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: pabianice
when the US government is clearly governing against the people by acting in full-out lawlessness and clearly using tax money to constrain liberty and circumvent the American people thus causing harm to the people (making war on the people), is it still a legal body according to the Constitution? The whole intent of the Constitution was for the people to exercise the right to restrain government power and to take physical action against such a government. Thus, by Constitutional Law, it legalizes the American citizen to take up arms against those in government under these very circumstances being perpetrated by this administration.
14 posted on 04/29/2013 11:15:33 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Pollster1

Went to a big flea market thuis weekend and couldn’t find one pressure cooker for sale!I bet the Feds are going to corner the market on them too!


15 posted on 04/29/2013 11:17:00 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: pabianice
Can't think of too many people here who haven't figured this out.
Gun control, plan *B*.
I haven't went to the range in nearly 2 months myself.
16 posted on 04/29/2013 11:21:16 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Jonty30

Who is shooting up all the .22 and .38spl?


17 posted on 04/29/2013 11:22:47 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: brownsfan
Yep, and those law makers are so angry, they’ll probably write king Obama a letter. In the meantime, they’ll make noise, without actually doing anything, until sometime around August 2014. When the election is in front of them, and they’re sure voters won’t forget, they’ll become all bold. Eff them all.

Right On! Right On!

18 posted on 04/29/2013 11:23:31 AM PDT by Digger
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To: LouAvul

I was lucky, I found 2000 WLR primers for $74


19 posted on 04/29/2013 11:23:48 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: LouAvul

When your backorder of 25k primers finally comes in ... that is when you place an order for another 25k.


20 posted on 04/29/2013 11:26:21 AM PDT by dartuser (My firearm is not illegal ... its undocumented.)
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To: pabianice

I don’t believe for a minute that the reason for these massive purchases is so benign. I believe that they are expecting civil unrest, perhaps to be fomented by themselves, and are planning to use the ammunition to go to war with the American people. That is why there are so many military drills in civilian areas.


21 posted on 04/29/2013 11:36:23 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: pabianice

I don’t believe for a minute that the reason for these massive purchases is so benign. I believe that they are expecting civil unrest, perhaps to be fomented by themselves, and are planning to use the ammunition to go to war with the American people. That is why there are so many military drills in civilian areas.


22 posted on 04/29/2013 11:36:29 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: pabianice

I don’t believe for a minute that the reason for these massive purchases is so benign. I believe that they are expecting civil unrest, perhaps to be fomented by themselves, and are planning to use the ammunition to go to war with the American people. That is why there are so many military drills in civilian areas.


23 posted on 04/29/2013 11:36:43 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: pabianice

I don’t believe for a minute that the reason for these massive purchases is so benign. I believe that they are expecting civil unrest, perhaps to be fomented by themselves, and are planning to use the ammunition to go to war with the American people. That is why there are so many military drills in civilian areas.


24 posted on 04/29/2013 11:36:54 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: pabianice

I don’t believe for a minute that the reason for these massive purchases is so benign. I believe that they are expecting civil unrest, perhaps to be fomented by themselves, and are planning to use the ammunition to go to war with the American people. That is why there are so many military drills in civilian areas.


25 posted on 04/29/2013 11:37:06 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: The KG9 Kid

Did a quick count the other day... before the boating accident.

yep... more ‘n I can shoot.


26 posted on 04/29/2013 11:38:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Renegade

Here’s where the terrorists buy theirs:

http://www.cooking.com/pressure-cooker_p01_06/


27 posted on 04/29/2013 11:38:55 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Piranha

Both the people and their government are preparing for armed conflict with each other.

It’s just not being openly stated.


28 posted on 04/29/2013 11:39:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: carriage_hill

They can afford to pay from $80.00-$200.00. I get them from the flea market for usually $5.00-$15.00!


29 posted on 04/29/2013 11:42:14 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: heshtesh

Me too and have for years.


30 posted on 04/29/2013 11:46:13 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: pabianice
Freepers been smelling the ‘Rats since Clinton was elected the first time. Anyone not heeding the information offered here on the FR about the gun control push by the Democrats has had their collective head up their butts.
31 posted on 04/29/2013 11:52:45 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: MrB
Both the people and their government are preparing for armed conflict with each other.

Absolutely no doubt. God help us if the evil Statists in D.C. succeed in bringing our Republic to a collapse.

I pray that Patriots show absolutely no mercy to any present or past member of elected government (there are a hand full of exceptions)

I pray they are all chased into hiding never to be heard from again.

There are truly evil humans in D.C. trying their best to destroy our way of life.

Of course nothing truly can be done to turn the tide until the government unleashes H*ll against the citizens.

It is absolutely imperative that it is the government to be the first to show it's ugly hand via great violence against the citizens. Only then will people clearly see what needs to be done.

32 posted on 04/29/2013 12:02:57 PM PDT by sand88
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Well...given all that has transpired, beginning with this nonsense launched as the first project of Obama's first term: West Wing Bunker, I'd have to say this administration anticipates open conflict with the American people. Any Pentagon war planner observing similar activity on the part of a neighboring country would draw the same conclusion.
33 posted on 04/29/2013 12:16:00 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: pabianice
Statement: "Fox: Feds are buying-up ammo to starve civilian gun owners"

Response: I believe while there is some truth in the statement it is merely a side benefit. The real reason is that the members of this administration are frightened. With their superior sources of information they now how much they are hated.

34 posted on 04/29/2013 12:18:14 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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I’m wondering how this will play out in the market. Do ammo manufacturing companies have to have special federal permits to add capacity? This run on guns and ammo is not letting up like the ‘94 run did. It should be leading to the manufacturers adding capacity and new manufacturers springing up, supply and demand and all that. If so, the government buy-up would be self defeating and end in more ammo being available in a couple of years to the citizenry than there was before the buy-up. Does our O’Lenin think he can get a handle on guns and get them confiscated before more capacity can come on line? Does he think he will have USSSSA fully transformed by then?


35 posted on 04/29/2013 12:20:57 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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Has anyone looked into where all this Federally-purchased ammunition is being warehoused, and oh, I don’t know, maybe made a map of the locations?


36 posted on 04/29/2013 12:22:49 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: pabianice

That isn’t what’s happening but, they are on an unrestrained buying spree.


37 posted on 04/29/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: pabianice

Ah, so that explains why there is no Russian made 7.62x39 ammo available. /s


38 posted on 04/29/2013 12:47:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: MrB

More and more people on conservative sites — not only this great site — are bringing it up. I think that Jason Chaffetz’s hearing bringing the enormous government ammunition purchases into daylight was a significant step in raising awareness LNG those whose concerns are assuaged by lies that these purchases are nothing out of the ordinary.


39 posted on 04/29/2013 12:52:07 PM PDT by Piranha
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

great graphic. my first true giggle today.


40 posted on 04/29/2013 12:52:22 PM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Vendome

I agree, there are wholesalers and others buying up everything they can get there hands on and this cuts the items that the Feds have no use for in thier buying spree.

The factors combine for the effect we have now in the retail market.

I can’t imagine that the feds are buying all the rimfire but I can imagine that 9mm and Nato rounds are being purchased in stupid quantaties.


41 posted on 04/29/2013 12:58:38 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years)
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42 posted on 04/29/2013 12:59:45 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Ok...

http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/25/ammo-maker-ammo-shortage-fueled-by-rumors-and-conjecture/

Hhmmm...


43 posted on 04/29/2013 1:15:44 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: pabianice

Obama himself said that he would use whatever means necessary to control guns in the US. DHS buying up vast supplies of ammunition is just the start. The next shoe to drop will be the EPA cracking down on lead bullets and gun powder.


44 posted on 04/29/2013 1:34:22 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: andy58-in-nh
Here's one of 'em; no idea where it is:

Articles:

http://www.humanevents.com/2013/02/16/homeland-security-now-armed-with-enough-ammo-for-24-year-long-iraq-war/

and

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/obama-administration-repositioning-homeland-security-ammunition-containers/

45 posted on 04/29/2013 1:45:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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Last I heard, the feds were buying ammo in calibers that are not really used by LEO. .30 carbine, 30-30, .45LC, .22LR, 30-06. Strange...


46 posted on 04/29/2013 2:56:20 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: The KG9 Kid
Yep you are right about that. I saw this coming. Don’t ask me how it was just a feeling. Sometimes I am prescient about about certain things and as I get older and hopefully wiser I learn to act on my “feelings”. Call it a disturbance in the force. LOL.
47 posted on 04/29/2013 3:22:12 PM PDT by Polynikes (Yo Homie. That my briefcase?)
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if so, where did they obtain the budget authorization?


48 posted on 04/29/2013 3:31:36 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: arthurus
This run on guns and ammo is not letting up like the ‘94 run did.

That's because Clinton understood what Obastard doesn't: You have to tack into the wind once in a while. Obastard is just keeping the rudder pushed to the left, no matter what, and he is oblivious. If this keeps up, it *will* lead to a war. And the Gubmint side of the equation is going to need every round they can get, because the numbers aren't on their side.

49 posted on 04/29/2013 3:44:12 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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50 posted on 04/29/2013 3:46:06 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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