You may have heard that the government has been buying a lot of bullets lately. The Department of Homeland Security is buying more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammo over the next 5 years. That’s more than enough ammunition to fight the Iraq War for almost 25 years.
Of course, conspiracy theorists immediately jumped to the FEMA camp conclusion. If you’re not familiar with the FEMA camp conspiracy theory here it is in a nutshell. The government, they say, is setting up FEMA camps or concentration camps all across the country and at some point there will be a fabricated state of emergency and all enemies of the Obama administration will be rounded up and taken to these camps.
The problem is the FEMA camp conspiracy was hatched long before President Obama ever took office. The theory dates back to at least the 1980s when left-wingers were convinced Ronald Reagan was going to round them up and put them in FEMA camps because of their opposition to Reagan’s Contra support in Nicaragua. Ollie North, the theory goes, was the mastermind behind the FEMA camps and was well on his way to implementing the plan until he was snared by the Iran/Contra scandal.
The FEMA camp theory usually walks hand-in-hand with the FEMA coffin theory, that the government has purchased millions of plastic coffins in which Obama plans to bury his enemies. Looks like it would be much easier to just burn us but perhaps that wouldn’t be good for the environment.
So, if the government is not stockpiling bullets for the forthcoming martial law and FEMA camps why is it buying so many? My theory all along has been quite simple. Obama and his gun-grabbing allies on the left have had little success in banning guns. They can’t even get the so-called assault weapons ban reinstated which, by the way, didn’t ban real assault weapons, which are automatic weapons. It just banned semi-automatic weapons that looked like assault weapons. In other words, it was gun profiling from a crowd that claims to abhor profiling and stereotypes.
If they can’t get the guns the logical Plan B is to go after the ammo. After all, what good is a gun if you have nothing to shoot? Notice how every place from Walmart to gun shops is running out of ammo? Coincidence? I don’t think so. My theory is the government is using its purchasing power to create a shortage of ammunition. Sure beats being thrown into some FEMA camp.
And I’m no longer alone in this theory. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) offered up the same theory recently and he’s much closer to the government than I am. He’s proposed a bill in the senate which would limit non-defense federal agencies to pre-Obama levels of ammunition. It’s a fantastic idea but it doesn’t seem to be getting much traction. Probably because most of the senators are already on board with this whole FEMA camp thing.
The irony of the entire gun debate is that gun enthusiasts have turned out to be their own worst enemies. Each time the liberals start making noise about taking guns the second amendment folks start running up the price of guns and ammo. One gun shop told me they still can’t keep anything with an AR in its name in stock. Now with the government buying up ammunition certain types of ammo are more scarce than a bride at a Barney Frank wedding.
Until congress does something about the government there’s not much we can do except stop feeding the hysteria and stop playing into their hands.