Government ammo purchases lead to national shortage and a doubling of price
There are only three possible explanations that I can come up with for the federal government’s large ammo buys: One; they are preparing for an insurrection and riots when Barack Obama achieves his goal of crashing the United States economy. Two; they are purposely trying to create a shortage of ammo because they know gun control legislation is doomed to fail and they feel this is the next best option. If people own guns but cannot buy ammo–either because it is unavailable or too expensive–for their guns then their guns are rendered useless. Or three; all of the above.
I happen to believe it is all of the above. But regardless of my belief one thing is certain; the Obama regime is accomplishing its goal of removing ammunition from the hands of the American people.
A nationwide shortage of ammunition has caught the attention of valley gun enthusiasts leaving many frustrated.
Some are turning to traveling gun shows to stock up on bullets.
Visalia Mayor Amy Shuklian says, “Even the 22 ammo, which used to be junk and cheap you can’t even get that anymore.”
Mayor Amy Shuklian, is a gun enthusiast herself. She says the nationwide shortage of ammo, has left her and others fed up, and vendors know it.
Mitch McKinlay is with the Rocky Mountain Gun Show.
Mitch says, “It’s going crazy we’ve just seen a quadruple of the amount of people, everyone wants to stock up on the ammo.”
The first article I linked to attributes this run on ammo on their belief that citizens fear the government is either going to ban guns or tax ammo, and that may be a part of the reason, but it fails to take into account the shortage caused by the government buying billions of rounds of ammunition thereby taking it off the shelves. This should not be discounted as part of the problem.
And this of course has led to a steep increase in the price:
His best seller right now is .22LR caliber. Gun owners like to shoot this caliber because it is typically a cheaper round and also optimal for target shooting, known as “plinking”
A box containing 500 rounds of .22LR was selling for approximately $20/box back in December. Today, Mr. Hyatt tells me he is selling the same box for $49. This represents a 145 percent increase in price.
This has led to ammunition rationing, but of course this is all part of Barack Obama’s Plan B in regards to usurping the second amendment. Barack Obama may lose in his radical fight against gun control but he has been very successful at stealthily implementing ammunition control through supply and demand by removing the supple and driving up the demand.