Something really strange is going on in Washington D.C. We are used to seeing Barack Obama issuing Executive Orders to get around a recalcitrant Congress who do not like his liberal ideas. We have seen the President use agencies like the EPA and the NLRB to promote his liberal agenda when the American people reject his liberalism. But now I think we are seeing something even more devious from this administration. Obama has not been able to establish an end run around Congress as far as guns are concerned. That pesky 2nd Amendment to the Constitution gets in his way. But this president does not give up so easily. If you can not take away the people’s right to own a gun, then take away their ammunition.
According to Investors Business Daily, different agencies in the Obama administration are buying ammunition at an unprecedented level.
According to one estimate, just since last spring DHS has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. That’s sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times. Including illegal immigrants.
To provide some perspective, experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, DHS is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war.
By law federal law, the federal government has first choice in buying ammunition and guns. Anything left over is available for the American people. That is why there are so many ammunition and fire arm shortages. The fact that the government should come first, especially during a war makes sense. But this begs the question, how do you know when the government has enough ammunition? To put the number of bullets the feds have bought into perspective, look at these facts. The 1.6 billion bullets the government is buying is enough ammunition to shoot every American, including illegal aliens, 5 times each. So we are reducing our roles in two wars and we are buying more ammunition than ever before, more than we could possibly use. There can only be one explanation for this buying spree–Obama is executing an end run around the 2nd Amendment.
There is another side effect to the buying of ammunition by this administration, and that is that EVERYONE, but the federal government, is having trouble buying bullets. I was talking to a local sheriff yesterday who said that he and several other local law enforcement agencies are having trouble buying enough ammunition for them to qualify their police, deputies, etc. Normally police and other law enforcement agencies practice a few times a year and re-qualify once a year. How are they to qualify on their weapons is they can not get any ammunition. In fact, this sheriff I said that he had to buy bullets made in Russia to have enough for his people.
If that were not disconcerting enough, add in the fact that President Obama is using every loophole, law, executive order, and agency directive he can to take away your Constitutional right to own a gun. Going as far as clearing the store shelves off all the ammunition, to me, is an all time low. This is no longer about protecting the American people, this had become a personal ambition of an ultra liberal president to shove his agenda down the throats of Americans, whether they agree or not. I found a quote by Learned Hand, the most quoted lower court judge in history and he had this to say about liberty. It is long but worth repeating here.
“Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias; the spirit of liberty remembers that not even a sparrow falls to earth unheeded; the spirit of liberty is the spirit of Him who, near two thousand years ago, taught mankind that lesson it has never learned, but has never quite forgotten; that there may be a kingdom where the least shall be heard and considered side by side with the greatest. “
The next time you go to buy ammunition and the store shelves are empty, be sure to write a thank you note to the President. If you voted for him….. I hope you are happy with your choice. It is time for the American people to stand up to King Obama and reclaim our Constitution.
So, let me get this straight. According to Barack Obama, I do not need to own guns to protect myself. I should depend on federal government and local law enforcement for protection. But…..they will not leave enough ammunition on store shelves for our local law enforcement to practice. And this will make me safer? Right!?