Aarontology: There isn't an anti-Obama conspiracy theory yet that the House GOP hasn't attempted to draft laws to combat.
EvilEgg: Wouldn't the manufacturers just say "great!" and add a second shift or something?
FlashHarry: somebody should add up all the time and money the GOP has spent since 2010 drafting bullshiat legislation like this, the 36 obamacare repeals, reading the constitution aloud, etc. etc.and that doesn't even count passing blatantly unconstitutional bullshiat laws in the states.party of small government, my ass.
Triumph: This is about keeping government agencies from wasteful spending, not about the ammo supplies in retail stores.
Triumph: That article is some world-class derp. The GAO is investigating DHS trying to figure out why it suddenly needs so much ammo and DHS doesn't have very good answers so far. It's an agency that obviously has way too big a budget. The legislation would stop agencies from accumulating massive stockpiles they don't need. In government, the trick is to make sure you spend up all your budget, so you don't get slashed the following year. This is about keeping government agencies from wasteful spending, not about the ammo supplies in retail stores.
jeffspec: Makes me proud to be from Oklahoma!/Which way are the escape pods?
Apos: *scans headline*[3.bp.blogspot.com image 200x150]
PreMortem: Inhofe huh? My money was on King or Gohmert. All are idiots though.
Muta: Tilting windmills is the primary function of a small government.
Loki-L: To be fair, if there was such a conspiracy, the NRA who is wholly in the pocket of the gun and ammunition manufacturers would naturally be in on it since it would make their bosses money.
Mimic_Octopus: crazy huh ? care to tell me where all the target grade and price 9mm and .40S&W has been for the past farking year then asshole ? Dont tell me the gun nuts are buying it, they are forced to spend goddamned $500 a case on tactical hollow points since a box of regular FMJ has not hit a shelf since last summer. A little expensive to practice to proficiency at that rate wouldn't you say ?
J. Frank Parnell: Loki-L: To be fair, if there was such a conspiracy, the NRA who is wholly in the pocket of the gun and ammunition manufacturers would naturally be in on it since it would make their bosses money.I suspect all the hysteria about guns being taken away, which is also propagated by the NRA, is intended to drive up gun sales.If the US government really went rogue in this day and age, they'd just take out problem people with drones or even satellites. They aren't worried about people having guns.
Peter von Nostrand: NRA probably debunked it because they couldn't figure out a way to scare some money out of the gun crowd with the story
FARK rebel soldier: I'm not old enough to be sure, but has there ever been this much horseshiat conspiracy theory stuff about a president before? All I can remember was them doing this to Clinton and, while ridiculous, it was never this fanciful or elaborate.
nytmare: Well somebody must be hoarding all the ammo because there's not enough ammo around for me to hoard.
detritus: Except the DHS has been buying a ridiculous amount of hollow point ammo under the Obama administration, and good luck finding any on the shelves right now. Regardless of the intent, the industry has not been able to keep up with civilian demand.
BolloxReader: Muta: Tilting windmills is the primary function of a small government.Well yeah. They are dutch thus foreign and are associated with dykes, making this an assault on Christian values. Foreign assaults are terrorism. Thus windmills are foreign terrorists attacking American assets here at home as part of the queer islamofascist agenda. Hence the party of small government acting to disarm the Department of Homeland Defense.
nmrsnr: Triumph: This is about keeping government agencies from wasteful spending, not about the ammo supplies in retail stores.You'd be right, except that Inhofe and Lucas explicitly said that you're wrong:"President Obama has been adamant about curbing law-abiding Americans' access and opportunities to exercise their Second Amendment rights," said Inhofe. "One way the Obama Administration is able to do this is by limiting what's available in the market with federal agencies purchasing unnecessary stockpiles of ammunition.""After hearing from my constituents about the shortage of ammunition in Oklahoma and the Department of Homeland Security's profligate purchases of ammunition," said Lucas. "We have introduced the AMMO Act of 2013 to curtail these purchases so Americans can exercise their Second Amendment rights without being encumbered by the federal government."
serial_crusher: Regardless of conspiracy theories, keeping the government from buying unnecessary amounts of ammo would put at least a little bit of ammo back on the market for civilians to hoard.
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