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    If obama can't shut down the 2nd Amendment one way, he will try to do it another way. Stand up for your rights America. Don't let the 2nd Amendment get repealed on our watch.
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    OK, please present your evidence that Obama has EVER said he was going to repeal the 2nd amendment. I expect no answer of any validity.
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    He won't ignore the 2nd amd. He is more crafty than that. I'd expect an excise tax, a Value Added tax, and an extra sales tax on ammo.
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    @drpeeper - That won't stop people from buying guns and ammo. If anything, they'd buy more. obama isn't simply trying to make it difficult for gun owners, he wants to eliminate gun owners. I expect something far more dastardly from this guy.
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    It's another one of the tentacles of Operation Fast and Furious. Phase one was saturate the market with unlawfully purchased semi-auto rifles; Phase two is buy up as much ammunition as possible in order to drive up the prices and create shortages. Higher prices means less ammunition being sold. Phase three will probably be to disburse the ammunition free of charge in inner cities to increase the drug-dealer/gang carnage even more in order to drive hysteria to all-time highs through the increased number of deaths. I'm being sarcastic and flip, but this is the same government that once had the brilliant idea to drop HUGE condoms "by mistake" over hostile enemy countries to give the impression all American men were hung and to "Nuke the Moon" to impress the then Soviet Government. And don't forget Fast and Furious itself, and the raison d'etre for that little project, lol.
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    @politixmary; You didnt address the one important aspect in this story, which is how much ammo do the Feds normally buy per year? That would have been responsible journalism.
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    I agree but they did say that they plan on buying 1.6 billion in the next few years, so the recent 2 billion at one time sounds like its a little different than normal but that's just going off what was said in this article.
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    @Knightmare I'm not sure there are departments left anywhere (except maybe Mayberry) that haven't been militarized.
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    If Da Gubmint is mainly buying up .223 caliber ammo then I can understand the need. If they're purchasing millions of rounds of 9mm, 7.62x39, etc then I'd want to know why.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow-point_bul...

    The Hague Convention of 1899, Declaration III, prohibited the use in international warfare of bullets that easily expand or flatten in the body.[3] This is often incorrectly believed to be prohibited in the Geneva Conventions, but it significantly predates those conventions, and is in fact a continuance of the St. Petersburg Declaration of 1868, which banned exploding projectiles of less than 400 grams, as well as weapons designed to aggravate injured soldiers or make their death inevitable. NATO members do not use small arms ammunition that is prohibited by the Hague Convention.

    Despite the ban on military use, hollow-point bullets are one of the most common types of civilian and police ammunition,[citation needed] due largely to the reduced risk of bystanders being hit by over-penetrating or ricocheted bullets, and the increased speed of incapacitation.

    {What kind of battle are these goverment agencies preparing for?}
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    Imagine that. Just when we're deescalating the war in Afghanistan too. "Something Is Fishy Here". Is the federal government conspiring to create market shortages, and increase prices as a pincers movement in its gun control strategy?
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    Ok lets take a look at this.For those that know ammo they realize that wad cutters are for target practice a solid lead bullet that cuts a clean hole.Hollow points that are banned by the Geneva convention in war are designed for maximum destruction of human tissue.Guess what the government is buying? Hollow points and why is that?
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    I was wondering that too. We use hollow points for our carry and home defense guns only. I've never used them for target practice. Plus they are more expensive.
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    This story is like a Rorschach ink blot. Your reaction to it says more about you than about the story.

    What did surprise me, as I read all the cited articles, is that nobody thought to ask a question that might settle this, "How much did they buy the last time?"
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    That is a case with a lot of stories about firearms. Although I support the 2nd and basically oppose gun control, if I write a ambiguous cmment and take no position you'd be amazed at the insane comments, assumptions, etc. I get in response. It keeps me laughing for hours.
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    Buy all the ammo with our tax dollar. Probably to be used against us latter on down the road when Obama sets full fledge Marshall law and America turns to a police state.
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    I wish they would have put exactly the different types of ammunition. Plus, I wish they would have put more options to take. I'm sure it takes a lot of ammunition for those training centers. But I know that all police stations and sherriff offices have to buy their own ammo. Though not in the article FEMA has a huge stock pile of weapons and ammunition. Why would FEMA be stockpiling weapons and ammo?
    My first thought when I read the title was that the govt. was trying to make average citizens have a shortage of ammo, thus making it more expensive to buy.
    All forms of military gets it's ammunition it's self, not from this govt. stockpile.
    I just don't know, but something doesn't feel right.
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    There is no reason why HLS should be buying so many rounds of ammo at the same time 0bama is trying to strip us of our 2nd amendment rights. Something sinister is a mild way of saying the government cannot be trusted.
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    I understand that a good portion, if not all the handgun ammo is hollowpoint - which would be against the Geneva Convention and not to be used ina foreign war. So that suggests to me that it would be for domestic use.
  • #127
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    It is an end run around the Second Amendment. They can't get their gun grabbing legislation passed so they will make the ammo nearly impossible to buy. Typical for this administration.
  • #126
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    Add a heavy tax or eliminate the manufacture and sale of ammunition. The 2nd Amendment protects your right to own a gun. You can make your own ammunition, since this isn't covered in the Constitution.
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    Not homeland security, Defense Dept. military yes, not ICE or other non military gov open border globalizers or other departments of non elected appointee's.
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    I don't have a problem with the Fed's buying ammo at all, provided they're not shooting at targets of pregnant women(as was mentioned in previous article), sexting each other or refusing to compensate Columbian "service" workers.
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    I'm seeing multiple different stories about this. One claims 21 billion rounds. Some claim the bullets are hollow point, which aren't normally used for target practice.

    Although it sounds like something our crazy government would do, I'd like more information on this before I jump to a conclusion. Anyone find any other legitimate stories to go along with this?
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