The real reason there is an ammunition shortage in America?
|May 30, 2013||Posted by Anthony under atheism, Blog, Christianity and Culture, General, gun control, Islam, Malthusians, Obama, politics, satire, Secular Humanism, taxation|
Anyone paying attention at all knows that there has been a huge run on guns and ammo in America thanks to the efforts of the number one gun salesman in America–Barack Obama. You would be mistaken if you thought that this ‘run’ was inspired only out of concern for stricter gun laws. Many people have also been very concerned about the Obama administration’s inexplicable purchase of billions of rounds of ammunition… 1.5 billion last year, and evidently another 1.5 billion in the next year or so… and this is what we know about.
To give you some perspective on how odd and unnerving this is, consider that this amount could get our military through a 24 year long Iraq war! Others think it a very reasonable amount and that it is necessary for all the new Homeland Security agents now roaming the country. Some are not exactly comforted to know that we are presently witnessing the establishment of a national, Federal, police agency. Still others remember what Obama said about needing to create a ‘civilian national security force’ and are not persuaded by the poo-pooing of a pseudo-non-partisan organization that there is no cause for alarm.
There are many ‘conspiracy theories’ out there, but of course this is only natural, since few people feel like they can actually believe government explanations any more, which means that nobody has any definitive answer beyond “The government said so, and they wouldn’t lie to us.”
Conspiracies theories regarding the ammunition are especially abundant, as I discovered when I recently tried to purchase some 22 rounds for plinking. Did you know that the country is virtually out of this normally affordable and plentiful small caliber bullet? Seems darn near the case; the same box I bought for $15 two years ago I found online for $50. The reason why the absence of this round is confusing is because the round is so small that it is not used by law enforcement. Some speculate that the government is buying it up just to destroy it, preventing everyone else from having it. Some think it is just market pressures (ie, all the brass is going to fulfill the aforementioned massive ammo purchases, instead of making 22 rounds).
We’ll never know, of course, because they lie.
Now, there are still others who believe that the government is getting ready to put down a massive revolution by Tea Party patriots. I don’t think this is the case, because I think everyone knows that the unlike the radical left, the Tea Party is law-abiding and long-suffering. By ‘everyone’ I include Obama. And I think Obama and his ilk also know that there is a point he better not go past in pursuit of his agenda, for the same reasons why Japan chose not to consider invading the United States during World War 2: the American people are heavily armed and not to be trifled with.
I therefore would like to throw my own conspiracy into the mix:
Obama is doing whatever he can to jack up the prices of guns and ammo so as to inflict a targeted tax on a group of people he disregards as ‘bitter clingers.’ And it has nothing to do with raising revenue, and everything to do with hurting the targeted group. Let me explain.
Did you know that Obama has put a tax on people using tanning salons? Ostensibly, this is to help finance the 1 trillion dollar Obamacare boondoggle. However, it is only expected to generate a little over 2 billion over the next ten years. “Why are they targeting me?” cries out a tanning bed patron. Why, indeed. Considering that the annual budget deficit is 2,000,000,000,000– or, 20,000,000,000,000 if allowed to persist 10 years, why bother with a measly 2,000,000,000? Well, who uses tanning beds? Who doesn’t use tanning beds?
A tax on tanning bed use thus specifically targets a group of people 90-97% white.
Yes, actually I can imagine Barack Obama sitting across from unnamed staffers from undisclosed agencies saying, “Find me a way to target just the white people. That’s what I want.”
I can imagine this not because I am a racist, but because Barack Obama is a racist. And worse. Obama takes the philosophy of his intellectual mentor, Saul Alinksy, that the ends really do justify the means. Thus, whatever he says, whatever he does, it cannot be taken at face value. Think of it this way: the Muslims have these two doctrines, one, in which infidels should be turned into slaves or slaughtered, and another, Taqiyya, which gives them latitude to lie to infidels however they please. Whoever does not take precautions, having learned this, deserves exactly what they get. Obama also believes you can lie (or do anything, really) so long as the cause is great enough. And we know he believes that whites have enjoyed entirely too much privilege over the centuries. No, he hasn’t said that explicitly. He’s not an idiot.
I don’t believe gun ownership is a ‘race’ issue, per se. But I do know he hates gun owners and believes that the only people who should have guns are those who work for him. However, you can only mess with gun owners so much–by definition. So, if you can’t confiscate their guns, you can at least inflict harm on gun owners. (But if you could take their guns, that would be icing on the cake.) By driving up the costs of ammunition, you drain gun owners of some of their surplus cash. At the same time, more of their money goes into the government coffers.
For example, today I paid $20 for a box of 22 shells that two years ago I would have paid $10 for. That’s $10 more out of my pocket, and a doubling in the amount of sales tax that goes to the state. More money is funneled to the state and Federal government via the ammunition manufacturers who, while making money hand over fist, also have to turn over 40-60% of their profit to the government in the form of taxes. While some people may be making out like bandits by the shortage, more money than before is getting sucked out of the wallets of individual Americans and the greater amounts represents a larger tax windfall for the government, further down the chain.
People who don’t buy guns and ammunition won’t, by definition, be impacted by this shortage. In other words, people that Obama likes won’t generally be targeted by the shortage. Talk about a win-win!
Are you so sure they don’t think this way? This is the administration of Cass Sunstein, where by ‘nudging’ and manipulation you get people to do what they normally would not do, often by small increments. Combined with the hubris and Alinskyite elitism of those who populate the Obama administration, anything is possible. And if what we do know is troubling, imagine the breadth of things we don’t know.
I do not assert this is true, but it would cover a goodly number of otherwise disparate facts and observations. Such is the dismal fare of a conspiracy theorist, deprived of reliable information by this government, allegedly of the people, by the people, and for the people.