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  •  "reducing production"? (1+ / 0-)
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    Citations, please?  Or merely CT-snark?

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    by PavePusher on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:48:37 PM PDT

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    •  Economics 101 (0+ / 0-)

      Supply and Demand.

      Reduce supplies during increasing demand ...

      Make more $$$.

      But firearms manufacturers are "above" all that I guess - they just make millions for the cause of  - "Freedom".

      That last line would be considered snark.

      Conservatism is an obsession with the past ... with little regard for the future.

      by RUNDOWN on Tue May 07, 2013 at 09:03:57 AM PDT

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      •  So, can't address my question... (1+ / 0-)
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        or provide citations to support your CT.

        Got it.

        http://money.cnn.com/...

        http://thesouthern.com/...

        http://www.ammoland.com/...

        Have a great day.

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        by PavePusher on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:59:33 PM PDT

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        •  You have no question to answer (0+ / 0-)

          I never said I agreed with the government ammo grab CT - it's propaganda.

          And your links quote the PR departments of ammo manufacturers, not exactly an "unbiased" source.

          You looking for disagreement, and don't even understand the original comment.

          Right back at ya!

          Conservatism is an obsession with the past ... with little regard for the future.

          by RUNDOWN on Tue May 07, 2013 at 05:35:16 PM PDT

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          •  Perhaps I misunderstood you? (1+ / 0-)
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            By controlling the market for ammo like they already do, reducing production while blaming the government...
            Seemed to be buying into the CT...

            If I translated poorly, mea culpa.

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            by PavePusher on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:25:16 PM PDT

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          •  The ammo purchases are propaganda? (0+ / 0-)

            2.4 billion rounds isn't an ammo grab by the government?

            Okay, please provide us with historic reference points say like how many bullets did DHS, SSA, IRS, et al purchase in the past 10 yrs? I'd take a yearly breakdown as a legitimate starting point...that's if you wish to prove your "propaganda" theory as being valid.

            Snopes has a little bit of the truth here:

            What I find absurd is that the SSA needs 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets for 295 agents.  Or that NOAA needs 47,000 rounds for 61 agents. Or the US Forest Service needing 310,000 bullets for 737 "LEO" agents.

            What I haven't been able to find is historical purchases.  Are these purchase out of line from the previous years? Why does the Department of Education need armed agents again?  If someone defaults on their student loans, shouldn't that be handled by say the Police? Or even the FBI??? Or worse, a debt collector???

            Is it any wonder why we have a gun-ho society??? Really?? Everyone and their brother is a Federal "agent" of some sort, good grief!

            Hey but who knows, maybe they really shoot 2.4 billion rounds each year in training, if so, who they planning on shooting???

            Jeeze Louise!  There really has to be some common sense here, so far it isn't making much sense.

            -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

            by gerrilea on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:49:05 PM PDT

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            •  Infowars sourced? (0+ / 0-)

              How about any legitimate source.

              Newsmax and WND do not count either.

              Accepting "bids" is not a "grab".

              Research the difficulties in finding ammo (and most other metals goods) - during WW2, not unprecedented.

              Conservatism is an obsession with the past ... with little regard for the future.

              by RUNDOWN on Wed May 08, 2013 at 06:49:31 PM PDT

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