Monday, April 29, 2013


These people are insane:
Republicans want to limit the number of bullets federal agencies can purchase so American gun owners can buy more.

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe and Rep. Frank Lucas have introduced a bill that would prohibit every government agency -- except the military -- from buying more ammunition each month, than the monthly average it purchased from 2001 to 2009.

The lawmakers say the Obama administration is buying up exceedingly high levels of ammunition in an attempt to limit the number of bullets the American public have access to on the open marketplace....

The issue came to the forefront this week as the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee held a hearing on it, in which Republicans balked at the bulk levels of ammunition the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has amassed over the years....
As the linked story notes, even the NRA dismisses the notion that Evil Janet Napolitano is buying up all the ammo, either to restrict the supply in the consumer market or in order to arm an Obama Agenda 21 Fascist-Socialist Reparations Korps.
"Skepticism of government is healthy. But today, there are more than enough actual threats to the Second Amendment to keep gun owners busy... there is no need to invent additional threats to our rights," the gun group wrote.
But the rumors persist, in part becuse Matt Drudge rules the D.C. media's world:

Here's a thought.

I believe we still need economic stimulus in America, but Republicans have made that impossible. Why don't we let the government buy massive amounts of bullets and just give them away to God-fearing red-blooded white Christian red-state Americans, who will then be allowed to sell, trade, and barter the ammo as they see fit? Yes, it would probably result in a massive uptick in violence, but we're Americans -- we clearly don't have any national will to fashion a response to that sort of thing. At least we'd have found the one kind of economic stimulus (apart from war) that Republicans would embrace with open arms. So what the hell. I've run out of better ideas.


Victor said...

Yes, they are insane.

I say we hand out all of the ammo on hand, tell these gun-nuts, that that's it, no more ammo - ever! - stand back, duck, and watch as they shoot one another over what's out there.

Ten Bears said...

Induced insanity. I'm only half joking about the Stepford Clones, and way more than half serious about the Ambien, Prozac, Viagra and crotch-shots on Fox/CNN Kool-Aid. I have a long memory, and many of these people I have been familiar with for a long time and they are not the same people I have been familiar with for a lomg time. The change is remarkable.

As a Computer Scientist it reminds me of a Turing Machine with batteries going dead... except a Turing Machine didn't have batteries. As a scifi author I'd pen aomething or the other about a semi self-aware robot who while retaining its original function has a sizable portion of its programing, and can only responde with various mixtures of non related programing... but the three bees beat me to it. (good thing too, it is baaad science fiction) Whatever. They are not the same. Deranged. Irrational. Oft time semi-lucid. Like a robot Stuttering.

Viewed from this moutaintop it's all really rather hunorous.

Examinator said...

How about we take the fire arm statistics per 10000 and manufacture the same ratio of ammunition and weapons to misfire and kill the user.
Let's see how they like the crap shot their 'pleasure/entertainment'(ego stimulating toy) offers the rest of the public.

BTW a working definition of entertainment is... personal emotional stimulation giving pleasure (another emotion) something adolescent boys do perhaps? ;-)