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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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To: pabianice
Regardless of what happens in the movies, the first thing that happens when SHTF is the "liberation" of firearms and ammunition.

I'm not really worried about it, except I have curtailed my target practice unless I can reload.

51 posted on 04/29/2013 3:58:07 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: pabianice

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.


52 posted on 04/29/2013 4:20:24 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: pabianice
Fox: Feds are buying-up ammo to starve civilian gun owners

Oh?

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!

53 posted on 04/29/2013 4:20:33 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: pabianice

Congress simply needs to declare it all surplus and sell it to the public in 1000 round blocks.


54 posted on 04/29/2013 4:48:35 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: The KG9 Kid

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.


55 posted on 04/29/2013 5:30:22 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Piranha
there's always a reason behind this stuff....

I wonder how the gangbangers are going to get along with ammo?.....where do they get their ammo?

56 posted on 04/29/2013 7:39:50 PM PDT by cherry
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To: The Cajun
I haven't went to the range in nearly 2 months myself.

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.

57 posted on 04/29/2013 8:57:56 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup
My buddies and I haven't been shooting much.
Kind of waiting for this crap to settle out.
We were going once or sometimes twice a month, just for practice, fun and bragging rights about our marksmanship, LOL.
Good fun, but the ammo situation is just too crazy right now, it's a shame.
58 posted on 04/29/2013 9:12:31 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Sergio
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...

How useful are those calibers for summary executions? That may be one reason...
59 posted on 04/29/2013 11:29:26 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: longtermmemmory
where did they obtain the budget authorization?

Budget?

60 posted on 04/30/2013 12:54:34 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: pabianice

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!


61 posted on 04/30/2013 2:45:19 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: pabianice

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.


62 posted on 04/30/2013 3:40:36 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS; All

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...


63 posted on 04/30/2013 4:05:25 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: drypowder
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.

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).

64 posted on 04/30/2013 7:49:00 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Fitzy_888

“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.”

Fat chance. Wholesale supplies are dried up.


65 posted on 04/30/2013 8:32:51 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: elkfersupper

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!


66 posted on 04/30/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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...


67 posted on 04/30/2013 10:06:30 AM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


68 posted on 04/30/2013 10:08:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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To: LouAvul
"Nothing new here. Taxpayer money is being misappropriated. No big deal. /sarc."

At least the inventory is worth something, unlike the Fed buying up $80 billion / mth of toxic mortgage assets... ;-)

69 posted on 04/30/2013 10:11:37 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Piranha
"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."

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.
- Hold your hand against theirs and start to press forward, increasing slowly.
- Observe what they do...

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.

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.).

70 posted on 04/30/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: uncommonsense

I think you meant to respond to post #12.


71 posted on 04/30/2013 10:49:09 AM PDT by LouAvul (?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
EGGSactly Batman!

I was thinking along the same lines when deciding to post:

Bruce Sez Welcome!!

(Better late than never)

72 posted on 04/30/2013 10:54:08 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: uncommonsense

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.


73 posted on 04/30/2013 10:59:11 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: LouAvul
"I think you meant to respond to post #12."

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...

74 posted on 04/30/2013 11:10:49 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Piranha
I remember when my Grandfather was walking the streets of our town during a festival openly carrying his 38 (back in the 70s) and some new cop tried to take it away from him and arrest him. Luckily the Chief of Police was near by and rescued the poor Rookie who suddenly found himself the target of one irate senior citizen who had no love for any Gub'ment official trying to take his weapons.

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.

75 posted on 04/30/2013 11:10:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: molson209
Is it buy and destroy ?

No, it is buy and send to the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East.

76 posted on 04/30/2013 11:47:40 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: pabianice
No problem.

I have things that will launch whatever you can pound down the bore ahead of powder and patch.

77 posted on 04/30/2013 5:13:41 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: sand88

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.


78 posted on 04/30/2013 5:22:43 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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