Posts Tagged ‘ammo’

Evil Omens?

Posted by Troy on 15th August 2012 in Current Events, Political

Homeland security buys 450 million rounds of ammo.  The Social Security Administration orders 174,000 rounds of .357 rounds, and NOAA orders 46,000 rounds.  Should we be concerned?  First of all, the first one is probably overstated.  They have an open contract over a long duration.  This is probably the maximum number of bullets they can order over the life of the contract.  We only have 311 million.  That’s more than one round per person.  I’d like to think that they wouldn’t need that much ammo.  NOAA claims clerical error.  However, it has come to light that the Army has started training for an insurrection in 2016.  Needless to say, anything we discuss would be pure speculation at this point.  I’m guessing that’s when everything hits the fan and we have drastic cuts to Social Security and Medicare among other things.  In this scenario, they fear riots like in Greece.  I, for one, don’t believe the bulk of us are rioters.  We didn’t riot (at least en masse) during the Great Depression, did we?

So that leads me to a question: when is insurrection okay and when should it be put down?  If you read the Federalist Papers, they do say it is okay to rebel.  Remember, they had just done so.  So here is the thing:  The people have the right and obligation to rebel against a tyrannical government in order to restore the Constitution.  The Army has the obligation to support the people in this matter.  If the people were seeking to overthrow the Constitution, the Army would have the obligation to fight the people.  Members of the military can tell you.  They do not defend America.  They do not defend Americans.  They do not do the bidding of the President or other politicians.  Their sole duty is to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  As long as they remember that, everything will be okay.

I believe in the Constitution, and I believe in our military which is made up of patriotic Americans.

Long Live the Constitution!

The silliness of tracking ammunition sales

Posted by Troy on 24th July 2012 in Current Events, Political

Well, it would appear that the general public isn’t biting for more gun control, so the Left is trying to pull back their reach.  Now they just want to get back to assault weapons ban and track ammo sales.  In particular, they claim that most police captains and sheriffs favor an assault weapons ban and tracking ammo sales.  I do not know if that’s true or not, but it doesn’t matter.  As with anything else, the police have a tendency to want to claim more power for themselves (just like everyone else in this world).  This is why they don’t like being videotaped even if they aren’t doing anything wrong.  It’s just their nature.  That’s why we have the expression, “Who’s watching the watchmen?”  I am not trash talking cops.  The vast majority do a great job, and they put their lives on the line to keep the peace.

I doubt there is any statistics to make this scientific, but the vast majority of these crazy nutjobs have read the Communist Manifesto.  Since the bulk of assault weapon owners will not commit a crime and the bulk of Communist Manifesto readers will not commit a crime, could you justify tracking everyone that buys a copy of the Communist Manifesto?  Why not?  Because it’s silly?  Because it’s inappropriate to track 9,999 innocent people’s transactions and purchases to catch one guy?  Yeah, those are good points.  Good points indeed.

There are legitimate reasons for stockpiling ammo right now.  The world’s going to Hell, and a lot of people want to prepare for doomsday.  Do you think they’re going to shoot people up?  No, probably not.  So why hassle them?  Maybe they just bought a new gun and want to do a lot of target practice.  The fact of the matter is, this guy could have purchased 100 bullets and had the same effect.  He didn’t have to buy 6,000 rounds.  He’s a nutjob.  One box of ammo is technically enough to go on a typical workplace rampage.  So what’s the threshold?  It’s retarded.  It’s just more Big Brother crap that’s hiding behind necessity.  As William Pitt said, “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

The whole assault weapons ban is silliness.  We could call it, “The really cool looking weapons ban” (stealing a little from Glenn Beck there).  Is a AK-47 any more effective at killing someone than a 12 gauge shotgun?  At close range, the shotgun is way more dangerous.  Is it more effective than two 9 mm pistols?  Again, at close range, the pistols are probably more effective.  Unless you are sniping people, a rifle is an inefficient weapon.  If you are sniping, there are better sniping rifles out there than the AK-47 (such as a .306).  We tried an assault weapons ban before, and it had no effect on crime rate.  Why?  Well, maybe because criminals will either buy it on the black market or just use a different gun.  Yeah, that does make sense.

You know how fewer people could have been shot?  If the entire front roll of that theater had rushed the guy, at most 2 people would have been shot, and they may have just been wounded.  This is life, not a video game.  It’s harder to shoot at people when you have ten men rushing you.  When you hit someone, they typically don’t just drop dead like they do in video games.  We need to do more of this.  Again, I point to that 70 year old at Virginia Tech.  If 5 eighteen-year-olds had followed his lead, the shooter would have been taken down there and then.

Long Live the Constitution!

Taxes to steal freedom – Taxes on Ammo

Posted by Troy on 20th July 2011 in Current Events

I have always said that we do not have to worry so much about gun bans.  What we need to worry about (at least initially) are exorbitant taxes on ammo.  And here we are!  One nice thing about it, it is easily reversible. 

This will be utterly ineffective on crime.  Do they think gangbangers buy 100 rounds and target practice to hone their skills?  They are shooting at under ten feet away, usually.  They don’t care about accuracy.  As long as they can afford a clip worth, they’re cool.  Also, don’t you think that bootleggers will just go to an ammo friendly state and sell the ammo for a profit in Baltimore?  This isn’t about crime.  It’s about control.

Long Live the Constitution!