(Updated at bottom… 040413)
It is not a mystery as to why The Department of Homeland Security has put an order in for 1.6 Billion rounds of ammunition.
This has been the plan from the beginning.
By doing so, they create an artificial shortage (Market Distortion) which does two things.
First, it creates a shortage of ammunition.
Second, it forces the price of ammunition higher which further limits the ability for individuals to afford it.
So why would they do this?
Because it’s always been about the bullets.
All of the “Gun Ban” hysteria has never been about the guns… it has always been about what you put in them.
Control the bullet… Control the gun. (You have the Right to bear Arms, just not Bullets. Tee, hee, hee… the Liberals are always too clever by half.)
Those who dream of an unarmed populace see clearly that the average U.S. Citizen is not going to give up the their guns. So a “more reasonable approach” and “compromise” would be to put new legal limits on ammunition. If you doubt me, take a look at the latest polls and the questions that have suddenly been appearing on them… someone thinks of the questions, right? These are called “trial balloons“.
This 1.6 Billion round order is an attempt (a very succesful one) to slow down the acquisition of ammunition long enough for the Gun Control Folks to get you to see the light of a reasonable compromise. A Compromise consisting of new laws affecting ammunition… amounts, types, prices, registries, licenses to purchase etc.
It has already been pointed out that DHS can’t possibly use all 1.6 Billion rounds in our lifetime… short of an all out domestic conflict, and that would require the by-in of a great number of people who probably would not think it a very good idea.
The Progressives in this country are Shameless. And Dishonest. And Sinister. And in full knowledge of what they are doing.
(In my experience, the U.S. Government is notorious for suddenly cancelling orders. There is no recourse for the producer. But if you’re an ammunition producer the very last client you want to make angry is the U.S. Government. So you will do exactly as asked and begin reserving the amounts of ammunition requested… no question.)
So there’s your answer…
Now stop brewing up Black Helicopters and go stop these Socialists from getting the “newer, gentler gun control laws” they truly crave.
Controlling the ammunition is no compromise… it was the goal from the start.
Update: 040413 Or I could be wrong… from Breitbart – “The Great DHS Ammunition Stockpile Myth“. But keep in mind… to create a market distortion does not require, in this case, an actual purchase by the Government. All that is required is the release of these numbers combined with an already, and appropriately so, concerned populace with a Department that intentionally drags its feet in delivery logical and reasoned answers. I will stand by my assertion that there is intent. Tom Stilson and I might have to agree to disagree.