Wrong conspiracy theory. They’re buying up vast quantities of ammo to drive up prices and ultimately drying up the market for it, in line with Obama’s “we can’t wait”/”We’ll take administrative action” strategy against the 2nd Amendment. They figured out that they can’t ban or confiscate guns directly, but that they can get at the ammo.
You said it better than I was gonna do.
It would have been a good trick, had they not overstepped their plan in the wake of Newtown by hysterically calling for everything but full confiscation of all guns.
Instead of a progressive sopping up of the ammo market, they succeeded in alarming gun owners everywhere and new gun owners into buying up anything and everything ‘bullet’.
Now, the government is competing for production, and the rock bottom prices they thought they were getting from these bulk purchases won’t be rock-bottom any more. Manufacturers have already figured their wares will bring a higher price from civilians. I’ll be more than one ammo manufacturer is looking for an excuse to just cancel the orders and put that stuff on the open market. It will sell for more than what this governmnet will pay for it.
I don’t buy it. The shortage creates more demand. The higher prices creates greater supply. 0bama doesn’t understand the free market so that may be his goal but it won’t work.
Like solving obesity by buying up the potato chip supply. Dumb theory.
It'd be interesting to know which companies were the winning bidders for each of these contracts. There are only so many manufacturers and each can only set up to make a limited range of calibers on each production line. This theory may have been more successful than anyone is guessing - or it may have huge holes in it.
Sometimes FedBizOps lists "interested vendors"; don't know if it follows through with the winning company's name.
“Wrong conspiracy theory. Theyre buying up vast quantities of ammo to drive up prices and ultimately drying up the market for it, in line with Obamas we cant wait/Well take administrative action strategy against the 2nd Amendment. They figured out that they cant ban or confiscate guns directly, but that they can get at the ammo.”
The gun grabbers has figured out that the way to limit firearms use is to greatly increase costs to gun owners through high taxing and new fees at all levels of government against firearm manufactures, ammunition manufactures, dealers, related suppliers and firearm owners.
Read the following article if you dare and have a barf bucket near by. But this is what is being planned for us by Fed, state and local governments.
Lewis Diuguid: To reduce gun ownership, just tax the weapons
Jan 30, 2013 |
“Americans will never surrender their lust for guns. That unwavering attachment to guns should make every gun and bullet subject to federal, state, county and municipal taxes in addition to sales taxes. Think of the bonanza governments could reap.”.....
That theory only holds true if they were the significant purchasers of the ammo. The fact is, We the People are stocking up at an even greater rate. People are not stocking up some kind of personal collection, they are preparing for war. My estimate is that we are buying ammo at a 100:1 ratio over the feds. I know guys that have purchased over 1,000 cases and have built arms rooms into their new homes. Many people across the country have at least 10 cases, and I can’t tell you how many people I personally know that have at least 30-50 cases worth. We the People dwarf the feds in ammo stocks.
IMO, the causation is both due to a projected personnel ramp up in FLEA agencies, especially with IRS/DHS/FEMA; and tamping down availability of ammo to the general public to consolidate power to those agencies in the name of “public safety”. Both reasons complement each other in the big ammo buy.