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(NPR)   Other than reactionary gun nuts stockpiling because the NRA instilled within them a fear of President Obama "restricting their guns," is there another reason the US has an ammunition shortage?   (npr.org) divider line 33
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11782 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 May 2013 at 9:59 AM (48 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-17 10:50:32 AM
5 votes:

cig-mkr: So China hasn't picked up on this ? Don't know if I would buy Chinese ammo anyway.


Ironically it wouldn't have any lead in it.
2013-05-17 08:10:48 AM
4 votes:
I've been told that the national weather service has purchased in excess of seventy trillion rounds of hollow-point armor piercing incindiery anti-personnel ammunition, so this is probably to blame
2013-05-17 09:36:40 AM
3 votes:
It's been me, guys.

I've been buying up as much ammunition as possible in order to make my Bullet Mountain theme park.
2013-05-17 12:02:43 PM
2 votes:

Douggernaut: dittybopper: orclover: I have always wanted to fire black powder (I mean other than home made "firecrackers").  Yer doin it right son.

I was born with a flintlock in my hand:

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That must've been painful for your mother.


Do you know how hard it is to keep your powder dry in utero?
2013-05-17 10:59:58 AM
2 votes:
GT has .22LR AMMO! 1 box of any ammo per person max.  .22lr ammo in 500 round box (brick) selling for...........$40 bucks.  Same price as the auction scalpers online.   Thats maybe 2 days of plinking.  Hooooleeeeeeshiat.


Im done, i'm farking done, farkit, I quit.  My kids too small to be doing skeet shooting with an 870 home defense shotgun and target shooting juts turned into a rich mans sport.  Ironically black powder is still affordable so we could go blow up trashcans if I didn't mind committing felony's and teaching him how to be an anarchist.

Hmmm leads still cheap.  Black powder is still cheap.   Anybody got a musket or old blackpowder sixshooter they wanna sell cheap?  No DL needed since its archaic.  EIP.

/TAO!
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2013-05-17 10:10:01 AM
2 votes:

HoustonNick: Don't forget that DHS purchased 1.6 Billion rounds.  Regardless of whether those purchases were or were not justified, the purchases did reduce the available ammunition supply.


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What else should they do, point their fingers at a terrorist and go PEW PEW PEW?


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2013-05-17 10:03:41 AM
2 votes:

Aarontology: dr_blasto: Aarontology: It's been me, guys.

I've been buying up as much ammunition as possible in order to make my Bullet Mountain theme park.

And I hear you've been doing a bang up job, too.

We're aiming for a Memorial Day weekend grand opening.


I hope you have explosive ticket sales and meet your revenue targets. Good luck!
2013-05-17 08:37:57 AM
2 votes:
I have 40 9mm bullets in my ammo box.  For me, that is a five year supply.  I shoot off a single magazine (8 bullets) once a year.  I think that's good enough to stay familiar with the pistol.  I sure hope this ammo shortage is all over with by 2018, because I'll be wanting to buy a box of ammo by then.
2013-05-17 08:14:52 AM
2 votes:
Don't forget that DHS purchased 1.6 Billion rounds.  Regardless of whether those purchases were or were not justified, the purchases did reduce the available ammunition supply.
2013-05-17 02:47:20 PM
1 votes:

gunrunner: LadySusan:
If a rational "well-regulated" gun control issue is on my ballot I'll probably vote for it but I won't get my panties in a wad about the issue
yes..please more of this...someone who doesnt agree with the issue, and doesnt debase the opposition. It is pretty sad how quickly both sides resort to personal attacks based on limited information.

On the topic of hoarding....for as long as I have had guns, I've always bought ammunition in bulk.  I buy oil for my car in bulk. I buy mustard in bulk.  When an item has a long shelf life and it is to be known to be consumed at some point in time, it is good economic practice to buy the item in larger quantities.  So am I a mustard/oil/ammo hoarder?   In the wintertime I buy extra can goods so that if we get a big snow, I dont have to go to the store.  I dont understand why people have such issues with purchasing extra of what you use a lot of.


You might have quoted the wrong person. Buy as much of whatever you want, including ammo and guns. Fill your house, car, second house, second car, and storage unit. Buy so much that you create a black hole in your neighborhood with the mass. Knock yourself out with guns and ammo. Walk around covered in gun oil and black gunge. Enjoy.
2013-05-17 11:59:46 AM
1 votes:

GORDON: It's weird that people think Obama is coming after their guns when Obama has said time and again he is coming after their guns.

Stupid mouth breathers, amirite?


But he's not coming for all the guns, just certain types! So it doesn't count.

You still get to keep your Biden approved coach gun!
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-17 11:53:54 AM
1 votes:

Douggernaut: dittybopper: orclover: I have always wanted to fire black powder (I mean other than home made "firecrackers").  Yer doin it right son.

I was born with a flintlock in my hand:

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That must've been painful for your mother.


Maybe a breech birth, too.

Perhaps he came barreling out?

I wonder what was on the live birth report?

/Ok, enough w/the guns terminology
2013-05-17 11:41:40 AM
1 votes:
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2013-05-17 11:36:20 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: In my defense, the distaffbopper was badgering me about a faucet knob while I was typing it.


A shot of penicillin will clear that right up.
2013-05-17 11:02:05 AM
1 votes:

teenytinycornteeth: PSSSST: he's trying to get you to say that you love it so much when innocent people die and bad guys run rampant.  We can all go home if you just say it.


Ah, but I'm more stubborn than he is.
2013-05-17 10:57:55 AM
1 votes:

doglover: Frank N Stein: There's that. But I doubt in the context of civilian law enforcement that suppressing fire is much needed or warranted

Tell that to those Mexican chicks the LAPD lit up like Christmas. Without even killing one, I might add.


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2013-05-17 10:52:40 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: HoustonNick: dittybopper:

So innocents being killed is a numbers game to you?  I'm not sure what you mean by "actual net negative value" when you are talking about people dying.  More bad guys then good?

Just to be clear, two simple questions:

1.   Are you happy if an innocent (suspect, victim, cop) is killed because of the scarcity?
2.   Would that be the best use of your tax dollars EVAR?

Could it be any clearer that "If on balance more innocents live than die, than yes"?

Or are you innumerate?


PSSSST: he's trying to get you to say that you love it so much when innocent people die and bad guys run rampant.  We can all go home if you just say it.
2013-05-17 10:36:47 AM
1 votes:

catusr: I have 40 9mm bullets in my ammo box.  For me, that is a five year supply.  I shoot off a single magazine (8 bullets) once a year.  I think that's good enough to stay familiar with the pistol.  I sure hope this ammo shortage is all over with by 2018, because I'll be wanting to buy a box of ammo by then.


If I get into a gunfight, I hope it's with you.
2013-05-17 10:34:30 AM
1 votes:
the word "fair" came up about two-dozen times. Or, as one customer put it, "There's no reason to make a profit off of our misfortune."

What kind of Commies are these guys?
2013-05-17 10:30:43 AM
1 votes:

ajgeek: This is why I stock up on det cord and arrows.


them Duke boys...
gja [TotalFark]
2013-05-17 10:23:11 AM
1 votes:

HoustonNick: dittybopper: HoustonNick: dittybopper:

So innocents being killed is a numbers game to you?  I'm not sure what you mean by "actual net negative value" when you are talking about people dying.  More bad guys then good?

Just to be clear, two simple questions:

1.   Are you happy if an innocent (suspect, victim, cop) is killed because of the scarcity?
2.   Would that be the best use of your tax dollars EVAR?

Could it be any clearer that "If on balance more innocents live than die, than yes"?

Or are you innumerate?

No, but unlike you apparently, I do not view people as mere numbers.

And you still didn't answer my questions.  Would the death of an innocent be the best use of your tax dollars EVAR?


Put the crack pipe down, it's making the worms in your skull eat too much brain.
2013-05-17 10:19:02 AM
1 votes:
This is why I stock up on det cord and arrows.
2013-05-17 10:06:14 AM
1 votes:
I really wish this government would stop implementing policies originated by 90s comedians.
2013-05-17 10:06:06 AM
1 votes:
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2013-05-17 10:05:18 AM
1 votes:

dr_blasto: Aarontology: dr_blasto: Aarontology: It's been me, guys.

I've been buying up as much ammunition as possible in order to make my Bullet Mountain theme park.

And I hear you've been doing a bang up job, too.

We're aiming for a Memorial Day weekend grand opening.

I hope you have explosive ticket sales and meet your revenue targets. Good luck!


thanks! It should be a blast
2013-05-17 10:01:10 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: There is a fairly large subset of gun owners who just *LOVE* to "knife perceived traitors in the back", so a gun store that relies on repeat customers has to tread lightly for fear of being perceived as a traitor by a large number of their customers.


So you're admitting that gun owners, as a group, are reactionary nutbars?
2013-05-17 09:46:42 AM
1 votes:

dr_blasto: Aarontology: It's been me, guys.

I've been buying up as much ammunition as possible in order to make my Bullet Mountain theme park.

And I hear you've been doing a bang up job, too.


We're aiming for a Memorial Day weekend grand opening.
2013-05-17 09:42:40 AM
1 votes:

Aarontology: It's been me, guys.

I've been buying up as much ammunition as possible in order to make my Bullet Mountain theme park.


And I hear you've been doing a bang up job, too.
2013-05-17 08:54:53 AM
1 votes:

HoustonNick: dittybopper:

I hope you still feel that way when your local Police Dept runs out of ammo.

If the idea of a shortage of ammo makes them just a bit more circumspect in their use of deadly force, well, I consider that a feature, not a bug.

And what if an innocent victim - or the policie officer - gets killed - would you consider that a feature or a bug?


I'll throw it right back at you:  What if someone innocent doesn't die or get injured because Officer Friendly doesn't empty his gun *TWICE* at a person reaching for their identification, or even someone innocent in the background?

Also, I said "a bit more circumspect in their use of deadly force", not "unarmed like a London Bobby".
2013-05-17 08:42:33 AM
1 votes:

HoustonNick: Lucky LaRue: HoustonNick: Don't forget that DHS purchased 1.6 Billion rounds.  Regardless of whether those purchases were or were not justified, the purchases did reduce the available ammunition supply.

I hope it was for the purpose of causing scarcity - that would be the best use of my tax dollars EVAR

I hope you still feel that way when your local Police Dept runs out of ammo.


If the idea of a shortage of ammo makes them just a bit more circumspect in their use of deadly force, well, I consider that a feature, not a bug.
2013-05-17 08:32:15 AM
1 votes:

Lucky LaRue: HoustonNick: Don't forget that DHS purchased 1.6 Billion rounds.  Regardless of whether those purchases were or were not justified, the purchases did reduce the available ammunition supply.

I hope it was for the purpose of causing scarcity - that would be the best use of my tax dollars EVAR


I hope you still feel that way when your local Police Dept runs out of ammo.
2013-05-17 08:27:35 AM
1 votes:

HoustonNick: Don't forget that DHS purchased 1.6 Billion rounds.  Regardless of whether those purchases were or were not justified, the purchases did reduce the available ammunition supply.


I hope it was for the purpose of causing scarcity - that would be the best use of my tax dollars EVAR.
2013-05-17 08:26:28 AM
1 votes:

dr_blasto: HoustonNick: Don't forget that DHS purchased 1.6 Billion rounds.  Regardless of whether those purchases were or were not justified, the purchases did reduce the available ammunition supply.

No, they didn't. What they did was get a contract for a suppliers to provide "up to" that amount over five years. They reduced the amount recently.



But they have purchased some of that 1.6 and it is a reduction of the available supply.  Its pure match:

Production equals X,
Purchases (Gov't or Private Citizens) equal Y,
Available Supply equals X minus Y.
 
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