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    Let's begin from the evident fact that there have been tight supplies of ammunition for nearly 5 years, ever since Obama's initial election. The Left's persistent and vocal opposition to gun ownership, along with repeated attempts to pass legislation, has driven a bull market in pistols, rifles and ammunition.

    Every time someone at DK posts another call for gun controls, someone of the opposite opinion goes out to buy another AK-47 (actually, puts their name on a waiting list at this point). Every time state reps in CA and CT call for ammo registry, purchase limits, and permits to buy ammunition, another 150 gun owners go out looking to lock in supplies.

    None of this is particularly cultish—it's pure (and easily predictable) economic behavior. But then you add to that Federal requests for bids to supply tens of millions of bullets for multiple agencies (looking to lock in some 5-years of supply in the face of rising prices caused by artificially inflated demand), you have a recipe for rumors and conspiracy fears. Right on up there with those black helicopters spreading AIDS in our ghettos, the Edison conspiracy against Tesla, and the various machinations of Goldman Sachs to cause to the debt  crisis.

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