All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.



Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!

4/20/2013

Fed's Admit It!

We'll I for one never would have guessed this to be true:

At least police departments and other gun owners now know what’s creating a shortage of ammunition across the nation: It IS the federal government, as those online reports, including several at WND, have explained.
Word came just now when Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was talking to members of Congress and was asked about the ammunition issue.
Napolitano was being asked by Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., about the reports of the purchases, and she explained her department dismissed the concerns when they arose, not feeling it was worth a response.

She said the widely reported purchase of 1.6 billion rounds – enough for many years of a war at the rate ammunition is used by the U.S. military these days – was right. At least she thought so.

“This was a five-year strategic sourcing contract for up to one-point-whatever billion rounds,” she confirmed.
 
So the fed's buying enough ammo to fight a 25 year long war is the reason for the ammo shortage.  Who'd a thunk?

In other news, water is wet, the sky is blue, dogs hate cats and your government hates you.

6 comments:

  1. It makes no sense to try to corner the ammo market... Unless they then attack the means of production.

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  2. If gun control went through you can bet that ammo control would have been next on the list and the ammount available on the private market would have been effectivly dried up.

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  3. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Just to clarify; the only time the military used that much ammo was during the taking of Baghdad. So, during the time with the most shooting the military was using about 70 million rounds a year. At 70 million rounds a year, how long does 1.6 billion rounds last? Only 22 years, nine months, and about two weeks. So, like a typical right-winger, Res is grossly exaggerating with his "25 year" claim. But Iraq is only as big as Nebraska and Kansas. Nothing to see here citizen, move along....

    -Bill

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  4. Yeah Yeah.

    How many people are there in the US?

    Less than 400 million. 1.6 billion is enough to kill everyone several times over. By international law hollow points can only be used on your own people.

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  5. Anonymous7:21 AM

    Here's the thing. The problem is not the ammo, they can buy 5 billion rounds and I wouldn't care (IF I could still get ammo). The problem is who the ammo is going to.

    Remember this;
    We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.
    -Barack Obama, 2009

    http://www.dhs.gov/blog/2012/03/14/announcing-creation-fema-corps

    With this new thing, and all the other newly expanded DHS divisions, we're talking about a lot of people, like about half a million people (just by sheer coincidence I'm sure, this is about how big the US Army is). If all of them burn through two thousand rounds during weapons training then a few billion rounds is about right.

    So. What would the Army be like without an officer corps? We're about to find out.

    -Bill

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  6. Bill,
    The US Army has been consuming a few billion rounds of all types every year for the past ten years. You just don't notice because the Army has its own factory. We use a lot more in training prior to sending units into theater than they will actually use while there.

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