Skip to comments.Fox: Feds are buying-up ammo to starve civilian gun owners
Posted on 04/29/2013 10:45:00 AM PDT by pabianice
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I'm not really worried about it, except I have curtailed my target practice unless I can reload.
I know a guy that owns the sole liquor store in a small village which is popular vacation destination seasonally. He buys liquor in $250k shipments. If I had a gun store, I think I’d do the same -what would it be worth to have that kind of stock, if for no other reason than to get people in the door for potential impulse buys.
Is there a limited supply; or will the ammo companies just keep making as much as they can sell?
Starving only works if there is a limit.
Unless the GOV'T passes a law that says IT gets first dibs on it all, then we civilians WILL get all the ammo WE want; too!
Congress simply needs to declare it all surplus and sell it to the public in 1000 round blocks.
Sit on what ammo you have. You already know how to shoot.
You’ll miss the fun of shooting, of course, but you’ll also have your rounds. Then just add to it as you can.
I wonder how the gangbangers are going to get along with ammo?.....where do they get their ammo?
Just went today, for the first time since last fall prior to deer hunting. Of course, we finally had a beautiful, warm, sunny weekend as well as today (Monday) for the first time in the last 9 weeks.
If we ever get a non-socialist into the Oval Office, I hope there is going to be one heck of a “government surplus” sale!
I’ve been beating that drum for months.
The term “infringed” was carefully chosen.
I’m shocked that no one has chosen to apply its use in reference to intentionally making ammunition scarce in conjunction with the use of psyops.
You are correct in your assessment...”side benefit”
The thing is no one said the government was stupid, I wish I could “practice” with duty ammunition...I would be wasteful, but then again, I never said the government was smart either...
Right on -- the only issue is a little nit to pick: 'legalizes', and that only because there is a real distinction between legal and lawful ~ Our government is legal (having the form/appearance) but not lawful (having the substance) ~ just as our right to take up arms is lawful, according to the highest law of our nation, despite what lesser statutes say (this because if they are contrary to the higher law then they cannot be law themselves).
“If I had a gun store, I think Id do the same -what would it be worth to have that kind of stock, if for no other reason than to get people in the door for potential impulse buys.”
Fat chance. Wholesale supplies are dried up.
I was thinking along the same lines, just a slightly different line. I was thinking that some people might find out where they store them and steal them! Why? Some things have been stolen from labs and other facilities, haven’t they? Not that I could do that myself, of course, I don’t even know where in the world they store them. However, someone will find out one day, and is bound to try it!
DHS is planning on shooting people. First. Or they’re selling to Mexican Drug Cartels... ‘tracking’ with ZERO tracking devices. It’s not as simple as just taking up all the excess ammo - companies can ramp up production in a few months...
Or the DHS is as paranoid as the Southern Poverty Law Center and they think dem trolls who pepper the internet with ‘we’re going to fight back’ crap is real... Yep, Janet’s that stupid.
At least the inventory is worth something, unlike the Fed buying up $80 billion / mth of toxic mortgage assets... ;-)
Try this little behavioral experiment -
- Pick any person and tell them to hold up their right hand like they are being sworn in to testify in court.Almost everyone will start pressing back to keep their hand in place. When you ask them what they are doing, most won't realize they are increasing their pressure to match yours - keeping their hand close to where you started the experiment.
- Hold your hand against theirs and start to press forward, increasing slowly.
- Observe what they do...
It's natural and an almost unconscious reaction to push back in direct proportion to anything that's pushing against them. This natural human behavior is well known to the statists and an obvious conclusion would be to assume they are trying to provoke a reaction to a continuously growing and overwhelming assault on liberties across a very broad spectrum (income, health, security, speech, association, etc.).
I think you meant to respond to post #12.
I was thinking along the same lines when deciding to post:
(Better late than never)
Yes, and also I will not be surprised to see a Reichstag fire here in the US that will give them the excuse they feel they need to clamp down on US citizens defending their rights. Sometimes hand pressure just isn’t enough.
Huh...??? How'd that happen. Can't find what I replied to... I'm getting partial pages from FR. It's acting funky right now...
The Chief told the Rookie that Grandpa had done nothing wrong and that he (the Rookie Cop) tried to violate his 2nd Amendment Rights. The Chief made him apologize. The rookie didn't last a year on the force.
People still openly carry around here. No one makes a fuss.
No, it is buy and send to the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East.
I have things that will launch whatever you can pound down the bore ahead of powder and patch.
Do you folks actually believe the military would willingly obey orders to fire on the civilian population?
There would be mass defections if that order is issued.
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