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(Talking Points Memo)   The conspiracy theory that Obama is buying up all the nation's ammunition is so crazy that even the NRA says it's bull. But that hasn't stopped two GOP congressmen from drafting legislation to combat it   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 24
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2013-05-01 05:23:47 PM  
5 votes:
Well somebody must be hoarding all the ammo because there's not enough ammo around for me to hoard.
2013-05-01 05:34:47 PM  
3 votes:
Pred. Obma govment is buy'ing up all are Ammo. Even tho the Constition say's that it's is MINE. IT IS UNLEGAL ACCORD TO BILL OF ARMS FOR GOVMENT TO BU'Y MY AMO. now how will I protec house from mexicos and invader's from Space. This is Why I listen to the glen gleck show on rado. HE is the Only one that tell's it like is. If the Nra doesnt take serosly then I will QUIT and join a more patriotish group!!!!!1!!one hundred and eleven
2013-05-01 05:24:18 PM  
3 votes:
Actually, the plan is buy the bullets and then return them for a refund, after lacing them with a genetically engineered disease using stem cells from aborted babies. Then law-abiding gun owners will all get get AIDS Butt Cancer when they buy the returned bullets.
2013-05-01 05:20:11 PM  
3 votes:

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.
2013-05-01 08:59:58 PM  
2 votes:

Molavian: notto: kortex: Fark is so very liberal these days.  It almost makes me want to stop reading the site.  Sadly, I enjoy the humor.

Reality has a liberal bias.

No, it doesn't.  Your perception of reality is distorted by your liberal bias.

Today's Fark is way left of center.  Fark of yesteryear was much more centrist in dispensing snark.


Eh, if you spam the ignore button, you can turn this place into your own little Free Republic if you want.
You know, a precious little bubble, where they ban people who ask awkward questions, and hold each other in their star-spangled underwear.

In a manly way, of course.
2013-05-01 07:18:22 PM  
2 votes:
guestofaguest.com

"You don't need no gun control, you know what you need? We need some bullet control. Man, we need to control the bullets, that's right. I think all bullets should cost five thousand dollars... five thousand dollars per bullet... You know why? 'Cause if a bullet cost five thousand dollars there would be no more innocent bystanders.

Yeah! Every time somebody get shot we'd say, 'Damn, he must have done something ... shiat, he's got fifty thousand dollars worth of bullets in his ass.'

And people would think before they killed somebody if a bullet cost five thousand dollars. 'Man I would blow your farking head off...if I could afford it.' 'I'm gonna get me another job, I'm going to start saving some money, and you're a dead man. You'd better hope I can't get no bullets on layaway.'

So even if you get shot by a stray bullet, you wouldn't have to go to no doctor to get it taken out. Whoever shot you would take their bullet back, like "I believe you got my property."
2013-05-01 05:33:59 PM  
2 votes:

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 ?


I recommend you thank the great and powerful NRA for scaring a few million half-wits into stocking up on enough ammo to invade Canada before OBAMA COMES FOR THEIR GUNS.  Supply and demand is a bitach, ain't it?
2013-05-01 02:55:21 PM  
2 votes:
OMG!  the NRA!  Obama got to them!
2013-05-02 09:04:19 AM  
1 votes:
Well....how about that?  These folks are not from the south.

NOT.  FROM.  THE.  SOUTH.

/Highly amusing it is
//Standard reply:  "Oklahoma is just like the south.  We have lots of people here that are "confederates"
///My reply:  "Isn't that nice?"

Cunfusious says those who dish it out the hardest are the ones least likely to take it like a man.
2013-05-01 11:01:43 PM  
1 votes:
Wouldn't it be easier for Obama to use his time machine to go back and rewrite the second amendment?
2013-05-01 06:07:24 PM  
1 votes:

ZeroPly: Calmamity: EvilEgg: Wouldn't the manufacturers just say "great!" and add a second shift or something?

As I understand it, the manufacturers are all running at full capacity (supposedly), and the next step would be building new facilities, which none of them are willing to roll the dice on.

I want someone knowledgeable to explain this to me...

The ammo plants have been running at maximum capacity for YEARS now. Since Obama took office, they've been running extra shifts and cranking out huge quantities of ammo. In the last 5 months it went full retard - one of my nephews who works at Walmart said that a skid of ammo came in and people were taking vacation days to come in and buy the maximum allowed, once word got to them. One guy brought in his 5 year old and 7 year old to try to buy extra ammo under their names (no-go, not even at Walmart).

So who is stockpiling all of this? Joe Bob can't possibly be hoarding 250,000 rounds of 22LR in his basement. So is all the ammo winding up with shadowy consortiums? Speculators? And there just aren't enough ranges in the US to burn this much.


You seem to have answered your own question.
2013-05-01 06:02:34 PM  
1 votes:
I know that I'm about 200 years behind here, but damn it seems like America wakes up to each new day and somehow manages to get more retarded.

That's actually impressive.
2013-05-01 05:56:46 PM  
1 votes:

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.


This is why the NRA is not against it. The NRA has become a lobbying arm of the firearm and ammo industries. Anyways, why exactly do people need hollow point rounds for self defense?
2013-05-01 05:55:51 PM  
1 votes:

KittyGlitterSparkles: Also, if you know where to look on the internet, you can find ammo. Luckygunner has plenty of 223, 9mm, 40 cal, 7.62x39 ect. At least they did last night.


You guys remind me of drug addicts.
2013-05-01 05:53:59 PM  
1 votes:
I believe that this comment best represents those (and I include some Farkers) that drink the kool-aid straight from the tap.

/and by tap I mean penis

"NONsense. Nobama AND his cabal OF UN Socialistics PLANS to WETTEN all the BULLETS RENDERING THEM and AMERICA's second AMendment RIGHTS to stockPILE MILLIONS of rounds OF HOLLOWPOINT bullets MOOT. PLEASE raise STOP Nobama BEFORE HIS plans FOR THe SOCIALISTIC Utoperization OF AMERICA, with the HELP of the UN, is REPLETE with COMPLETENESS!11!one!!1!!111! "
2013-05-01 05:50:06 PM  
1 votes:
The DHS has admitted they're buying 1.6 billion rounds. The conspiracies revovle around why.
2013-05-01 05:48:59 PM  
1 votes:

kortex: Fark is so very liberal these days.  It almost makes me want to stop reading the site.  Sadly, I enjoy the humor.


Not really.  You have probably regressed.
2013-05-01 05:40:33 PM  
1 votes:
1. A bill introduced late last week by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) would ban federal agencies, excluding the Pentagon, from buying more ammunition during a six-month period if it currently possesses more than its monthly averages during the Bush administration.
2. Republican lawmakers look to limit federal agency purchases of ammunition
3. Lawmakers want to limit government purchases of ammunition
Facebook. OBAMA WANTS TO LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO PURCHASE AMMO!!

I give it 2-3 days.
2013-05-01 05:30:08 PM  
1 votes:

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."


To us guys here up North, those jimmy-crack-corn politicians sound like this...

"President Obama has been adamant about curbin' law-abidin' South Car'linans' access an' oppo'tunities t'exercise their Second Amendment rights," said Inhofe. "One way th' Obama Administrashun is able t'do this hyar is by limitin' whut's available in th' market wif federal ajuncies purchasin' unnecessary stockpiles of ammunishun."

"Af'er hearin' fum mah cornstituents about th' sho'tage of ammunishun in Oklahoma an' th' Department of Homelan' Security's profligate purchases of ammunishun," said Lucas. "We haf intrydooced th' AMMO Ack of 2013 t'curtail these purchases so South Car'linans kin exercise their Second Amendment rights wifout bein' incumbered by th' federal govment."

YeeeehaaaaW!
2013-05-01 05:26:57 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Establishing mutli-year contracts and price caps to replace expiring ones and actually  'buying' are two different things.  Most of the big numbers being thrown around are by taking the maximum number off of multi-year contracts for every department and every year of the contract.  The rounds have not actually been 'bought' or acquired so blaming them for any issues in the supply chain doesn't make any sense.  Even if the DHS acquired a billion rounds, that would still be a very small percentage of production.

Basically, they are based on a huge level of ignorance on how government contracting works.  Way to go Patriots!
2013-05-01 05:21:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 ?


Supply and demand.  It's not the gun nuts per se, it's the preppers.
2013-05-01 05:21:10 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-05-01 05:17:01 PM  
1 votes:

Aarontology: There isn't an anti-Obama conspiracy theory yet that the House GOP hasn't attempted to draft laws to combat.


Personally; I think that Obama needs to release his long form cat-scan certificate to prove that he's not a lizard person.
2013-05-01 03:02:20 PM  
1 votes:

Aarontology: There isn't an anti-Obama conspiracy theory yet that the House GOP hasn't attempted to draft laws to combat.


Sounds like a conspiracy to me.
 
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