tinfoil hat: ammo bubble

I’m tryin’ really, really hard not to go over the edge on this,
but 2+2 is asymptotically approachin’ 4.
“Oh, geeze, what is it, now, Doug?” you patiently ask while rolling your eyes.
Okay, okayokeh …
[closes blinds, steps to viewgraph screen, extends collapsible pointer (yeah, old-school), scans faces]

First, there’s DHS’s ammo-hording thing. Okay, sure, on it’s own thaaat’s pretty easy to rationalize away as … well, bureaucraticism. Might be nuthin’. Then again, it might also be sumpthin‘, especially since they ain’t talkin’.
What? Oh …
[turns away and zips up fly]

Second, there’s the fact that local law enforcement is bein’ squeezed by this ammo shortage, too. Sure, that’s natural, given the general shortage of ammo recently; but you’d think that DHS wouldn’t want to exacerbate the situation and put the locals in a bind, wouldn’t you?

Why, then, would DHS be working at apparent cross-purposes with the locals?
Yeah, couuuld be just bureaucratic jackassery. Yeah, could be.
Could be somethin’ else, though.
[distributes tinfoil hats]

Are the feds trying to federalize all law enforcement? No, I don’t mean in any formal-takeover sense but in a dependency sense. If the locals can’t procure weapons and ammo, they’ll eventually need to go to the feds for grants or priorities, eventually becoming dependent on federal “management” of military-grade law-enforcement firepower (automatic weapons, ammo, armor, etc.).
Basically, the feds will decide which local jurisdictions will have firepower.
[sips Big Gulp™, waits for that point to sink in]

What comes along with asking for federal help? Anybody?
[calls on cute blond girl in short skirt]
Yes, asking for federal permission. What else?
[calls on brunette woman in tight blouse]
Yes, agreeing to federal guidelines. What else?
[calls on lady wearing glasses]
Yessss, agreeing to ultimate federal authority. Goood.
[winks at lady wearing glasses, asks her to come to office afterward]

Okay, that’s all for now, people. I want a report on my desk in the morning to include:
1. How this might lead to a federal “civilian defense force.”
2. How this might lead to federal licensing of civilian ammunition purchases.
3. How this accommodates enforcement of the proposed UN arms treaty without a need to actually ratify it.

Oh, and leave your tinfoil hats on the table as you leave. We’ll need ‘em again. Thank you.

23 Comments!

  1. Thomas M.
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 10:26 am |

    This used to be called, “Cornering the Market.”

  2. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 10:33 am |

    I really expect obama to declare martial law near the end of this term, and remain in office until the revolution. Can I keep the tinfoil hat?

  3. mojo
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 10:47 am |

    Gotta store that stuff somewhere, boys. It’s just a matter of figurin’ out where, and how to get at it.

  4. geezerette
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 10:52 am |

    Don’t forget to include all the new uniforms for uniformity.

  5. Caged Insanity
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 10:59 am |

    don’t think you need tin foil hats for that one Doug, it makes complete sense. Just because something is a possibility, but isn’t known fact, doesn’t make it a conspiracy (a problem the left has discerning).
    The traitors, liberals, communists (whatever the ***k they are) *are* trying to destroy America, and turn it into a tyranny (at best).

    The “civilian defense force” thing will come in quite easily, since so many cops are already A) corrupt, and B) unionized.
    This sort of stuff will also cause any moral individual working in a police force to leave, which will allow the federal government to fill those positions with hand picked individuals

  6. Posted March 22, 2013 at 11:17 am |

    I can’t get this to work, dammit. Army Field Manual:

  7. JoeBandMember™
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 11:19 am |

    The most plausible analysis I’ve heard on this topic.

    Probably the scariest part of the whole thing is DHS refusing to answer questions from Congress, and Congress doing nothing about the refusal. Not surprising, since most of Congress seems terrified of the regime. But still a signpost, a weather vane, an indication, of the loss of liberty we have seen, and the larger more lethal loss of liberty to come.

    We should continue, as much as possible, to buy all the appropriate ammo for our firearms we can afford, and to analyze ways to conceal our weapons and ammunition.
    And seek out other ways to neutralize surveillance and detection efforts.

  8. TimO
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 11:33 am |

    Obama doesn’t need to declare martial law, Alan.
    With all the sheriffs across the country declaring they won’t enforce the new gun laws, all the Sith Lord has to do is federalize all the law enforcement under DHS (who’s buying up all the ammo…) and then replace anyone who doesn’t follow the party line.

    Velcome to Amerika, comrade….

  9. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm |

    Does anyone have the list of ammo manufacturers who are providing the feds with it?

  10. PeggyU
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm |

    Question – Doesn’t the House have to approve the funding for everything, including ammo? Why, then, no answers? To me, no answers = no $$$.

  11. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm |

    PeggyU – Money bills must originate in the House per the Constitution, but must pass both House and Senate and signed by the president to become law. The Dem Senate led by Harry Reid *spit* have us and the House right where they want by refusing to pass a budget. Failing a budget agreement, The Regime gets automatic increases from the previous year’s budget of 3 to 8%, and the basis of that budget was the Reid/Pelosi budget and stimulus from the totally Dem controlled Congress of 2007-2009.

    I really think Captain Benghazi sees the combination of the Patriot Act and DHS as his up and coming SA/Gestapo brownshirts, and the RINOs are content to schmooze along saying it’s not an emergency, let’s kick it down the road for the next guy to worry about.

  12. ZZMike
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm |

    That’s not all they’re buying: The Big Sugar Buy of 2013

    “Seems the U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to buy 400,000 tons of sugar — a mind-boggling amount — in order to prop up a group of commodity processors participating in a 1934-era federal price-support program.”

    I was sorta hoping the story was about buying butter.

    JoeBandMember (#7): Add ammo to the list of stuff to stockpile in he event things go south. Ammo rounds might become one of the new currencies.

  13. JoeBandMember™
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm |

    This is all tied in to the upcoming move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. A move that is already in motion, and has yet been denied by the US Treasury.

  14. JoeBandMember™
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm |

    …once you’ve seen beyond the matrix….

  15. rickn8or
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 5:08 pm |

    Anybody got a warm and fuzzy feeling how the Big Sis’ 1.6 billion bullets compares to the number of rounds held by us civilians? A .22LR in the eye socket or behind the ear of some StormTrooper® by some passerby renders said trooper just as dead and his weapons and kit just as donated to The Cause as the heavier calibers.

    Something for the DHSS to chew on: Yes Germany occupied France, Poland, etc. BUT the occupiers didn’t have their homes and families in those countries; they were safely stashed in Der Vaterland.

    How ya gonna StormTrooper® when you can’t turn your back on anybody or leave your wife and kids home alone?

  16. TX Boy Scout
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm |

    I’m so glad my built in preparedness training kicked in around October 2008 when it became apparent that O-goatsee would be in the White House that I spent a fortune on ammo and supplies that led to a massive stockpile. I don’t worry about needing any cartridges in any caliber. Hopefully I won’t expend too many when the SHTF and TX Boy Scout VI will benefit from the hoard.

  17. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    rickn8or…read Ferfal’s book……..

  18. ZZMike
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm |

    rickn8or (#15): That’s all well & good, but …. the resistance in France, Germany, Poland, &c., &c., weren’t facing armed drones.

    I suppose somebody could come up with a cheap anti-drone missile, but then things start to escalate.

  19. Brad
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm |

    I understand that ammo manufacturers do not want to expand plant and equiptment to supply a market that could dry up in a matter of a few months when the cost of said plant and equiptment needs to be paid over a span of years.

    But that does not explain why we are not being supplied by imported ammo at a level that would see prices held well below nearly 100% price increases.

    Are importers having problems getting permission to import ammo?

  20. JoeBandMember™
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm |

    The hollow points are for killing us. Don’t even forget that.

    The same thing applies to all this militarization of police forces, the trying to neutralize Sheriffs, the disarming of veterans.

    The regime will at some point come after us. They know who we are and where we live and work.

    Don’t be defenseless like they want.

  21. Justin Credible
    Posted March 22, 2013 at 10:53 pm |

    Jes’ stirrin‘ the pot here, boss.

  22. Murphy(AZ)
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 1:06 am |

    rickn8or #15- Good point and well said. Resistance under an occupying force is simple: find an enemy, especially one under the influence of “confiscated” intoxicants, k*ll him/her, strip them of EVERYTHING usable (weapons, orders, I.D., comm equipment, maps, medical kits,) and move off into the dark.

    Don’t have a gun? Use a knife, a rock, a sharp stick, the bare end of an extension cord, the other end plugged into a live outlet. Be creative; make them dead. Use them as your source of supply.

    The best point of your comment: if they come after our families, theirs become fair game.

  23. OC
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 10:18 am |

    Missy, ATK (aka Federal Cartridge) here in MN is one of the suppliers.

    I once took an oath to protect and defend from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. I never rescinded that oath……….

    OC