Seemingly every week there’s a new headline reporting that another government agency has made a massive purchase of ammunition. The Department of Homeland Security has led the way purchasing nearly two-billion rounds of ammunition over the last year.
Nearly every major government agency has gotten in on the purchasing frenzy; the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), Dept. of Forestry and even the guys with pocket protectors at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Obama administration claims that all these purchases are normal and that most of the ammunition is for training. If that’s the case, then why the large purchases of hollow point ammunition?
No one trains with hollow point ammunition. For one it’s too costly in comparison to standard ball ammunition. Furthermore it is pointless to train with hollow points because you don’t need stopping power to subdue a piece of paper or a plastic pop-up target.
Of course the internet is abuzz with all manner of conspiracy theories. While I believe some of these theories have merit; primarily that the Obama administration is preparing for civil unrest.
There are far too many credible sources in the military and law enforcement that have substantiated the claim. That being said, I think there’s an even more sinister back-plot to the federal government essentially using taxpayer’s funds to corner the market on bullets.
The real reason for these massive purchases is gun control.
The strategy is brilliant in its simplicity as it uses basic supply side economics as a political weapon. Drive the price of bullets up so high that no one can afford to purchase them. The limited supply also further reduces the availability which also controls the supply, and therefore, guns.
Couple this basic strategy with increased federal regulation with a few simple executive orders and you have taken down the Second Amendment without firing a shot.