A Request for Congressional Investigation Into The Ammunition Shortage

Discussion in 'Politics Of Hunting And Guns (NOT General Politics' started by DocB, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. DocB

    DocB Well-Known Member

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    Sorry fellas, I am just not buying the story being told to us by ammunition manufacturers that we are responsible for the shortages due to 'panic buying'. These are the folks getting the big fat government contracts for their goods. It's obvious that ammunition and it's components are being controlled and manipulated. The trickle of merchandise we are seeing on the shelves is just a smokescreen. I do not trust anyone in the governments pocket to care for my best interest.

    So I wrote my Congressman, again. Just another crazy old man seeing things.... but one who has seen way too much to be silent and placated. I refuse to go quietly into the dark night of governmental suppression and oppression.

    What I wrote to Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes today:

    Good Day Congressman,

    While this does not pertain per se to Government Reform, it does concern government oversight.

    I'm not sure if you have been monitoring the extreme shortages of all types of rifle, handgun and shotgun ammunition and reloading supplies that is occurring, and has been occurring NATIONWIDE since the beginning of Emperor Obama's second reign. ALL sources of hunting, home protection, recreational ammunition and supplies NATIONWIDE have all but vanished from not only the stores but also almost all internet outlets as well. While the initial shortages could somewhat be attributed to the panic buying by Americans in the face of suspension of our 2nd amendment rights by the Emperor and his court, the time has long passed for the initial panic surge to have subsided.

    There are drastic similarities between the present shortages of reloading supplies and components and the repression of rights which led to the confrontation of the British forces, under the direction of Gov. Gage and the Crown aka 'The Administration', and the citizens opposing the confiscation of their guns and gun powder, aka 'The Minutemen' at the Concord bridge. (By the way have you been there, stood there and felt the sense of overwhelming patriotism and commitment of the Patriots in the air there? I have. A very heady and sobering experience sir. Take your staff and go to the Yorktown battlefield. Have one of your staff research and brief everyone before you depart. Then go and stand on the field where American Citizens fought, died, and won the freedoms we enjoy and are rapidly loosing. Stand quietly looking at the opposing lines of battle, their proximity, and realize the brutality they faced only yards away. Technology was a bayonet, armor was a tunic, fire power was a brown bess musket, medical care was a torn shirt bandage or an amputation. America was born on the blood drenched fields of Yorktown. Thomas Jefferson dug the trenches which resulted in the defeat of Redoubt 4. Go there, sir, stand on their ground and realize next time the battlefield will not be as confined and tidy as the one beneath your feet. The devastation and loss will be unimaginable.)

    Apparently history is repeating itself. With the 'administrations' defeat of gun control means had to be found to control the American will to fight when again oppressed by the government. Again 'gunpowder' is the tool of this control. Time has come and gone for the alleged 'shortage'. It is apparent that ammunition and components are being controlled and manipulated. To what means?To suppress the populace's ability to defend itself against an oppressive, subversive and covert Marxist/socialist overthrow of the republic by the administration and the UN.

    I am requesting that you initiate an investigation, via the Department of Justice, the Department of Commerce, and the FBI of these actions, of the shortages, and where it has originated in the government.

    Congressman, there is more to this than meets the eye. I can understand temporary regional shortages however, a NATIONWIDE prolonged shortage is alarming and frightening.

    I'm sure this is being read by others, so to those of you out there... shame on you.

    By the way I am by no means a conspiracy theorist. I only see what is there and connect the dots. Perhaps others should also.

    Respectfully,

    Bruce Burnett


    Animo et Fide "Courage and Faith"
     
  2. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Bruce, great letter and hopefully you'll get some response, although I just cannot put my faith into politicians any more. It simply amazes me that these folks just keep on getting elected. NO ONE is looking out for your welfare---it is simply all about them, always was and always will be.

    Randy
     

  3. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Doc,

    I eagerly await the response, if any. Your love for this country is resounding to me, I sincerely thank you.

    You're more than welcome to share the Wyo home range :D


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  4. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    IMO, it will never happen. It's the way it is. Obama wants that. What HBO wants, he usually gets....:)
     
  5. BadDogPSD

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    So we just roll over and let the tyrant have his way? If our forefathers had that attitude, we'd still be colonies under British rule...

    This country was founded through revolution and it may just take another to save it.
     
  6. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Won't happen because today, you can't get 2 people to agree on anyrhing. The other aspect is, pro firearm people are a distinct minority in this country.
     
  7. jkupper

    jkupper Well-Known Member

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    Bruce,

    Good to hear from you again! Great letter by the way! I want to hear what you hear back as well.

    I am not sure what the hell is going on in our nation right now, as a whole, but I can tell you that I do not like it. There have been some good points made in this post, and in others.

    I am not willing to accept that WE cannot change what is going on right now. I wonder at what point WE will break, one way or the other.

    I do know that I am not going to have my son and daughter grow up in the nation that we are headed toward becoming.

    For now I will continue to write my congressmen and senators...I'm not going to give up on a system that has worked for a couple hundred years.

    In my opinion we need term limits...We need becoming a government official to return to a civic duty rather than a career. We need to have these people understand that their position is for the betterment of their constituents, rather than a power trip.

    Until that changes we are going to continue to suffer IMHO.

    Joe
     
  8. DocB

    DocB Well-Known Member

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    Hey Joe, Gary, All...

    Good to hear from you guys also.

    There's just so much going on right now, it's difficult for me to wrap my head around it. This one man is tearing the country apart. If you look at his pictures or watch his face when he is chastising republicans on the national stage, you can see the smile in his eyes. He is accomplishing exactly what his handlers want. Keep the sheeple contented, duped, and ignorant. Fill them with snake oil, feed them fat lies, gorge them on fairy tales, fatten them on government handouts stolen from the cupboards of hard working Americans. Marxism at it's finest.

    I read yesterday the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, is accusing this man of 'flip flopping'. REALLY??? This comes as a surprise?? This man has no problem lying, misleading and betraying his own citizens and Mr. Zarif thinks he's going to be honest and truthful with the Iranians. He must have his turban wrapped too tight. Guess he doesn't watch much TV, certainly not FOX!

    This man, while sitting in front of a national audience was jaw jacking with the last president to be impeached by the House hawking his socialist medical plan. He flippantly admitted that 'of course there will be new taxes and tax increases' associated with his plan. Duhhhhhhhh.... really, wow what a surprise, oh well if you don't pay taxes you have nothing to worry about but I had over $700 in taxes taken out of my last check. Suck it up babies, I'm feeding your fat dumb non working asses. While your at it, go get another free cell phone... it's on me.

    Here's what my congressman had to say about my letter to him. He's a good man and he's really trying, but like we used to say..."It's hard to scream with the eagles when you have to shit with chickens every day"

    Take care, prepare.

    Animo et Fide "Courage and Faith"

    CongressmanForbes@housemail.house.gov
    Jul 30

    to me
    July 30, 2013

    Dear Mr. Burnett:

    There have been recent reports regarding ammunition shortages, as well as contracts for ammunition issued by the government. You may be please to know that I voted for the Meadow’s amendment, H. AMDT. 123, to H.R. 2217, the Homeland Security FY 2014 Appropriations Bill, which passed by a vote of 234-192. This amendment prohibits new purchases of ammunition by the Department of Homeland Security until it provides a complete report to the Congress of how much ammunition it uses in its training and operations.

    First and foremost, I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which reads: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” While others may disagree, the plain language of this Amendment guarantees the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

    While no one condones the purchase and use of guns by felons or other high-risk individuals to perpetrate any crime, we must not improperly hamper the right of law-abiding citizens to bear or purchase arms, or infringe upon rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

    As a result of consumer demand, ammunition retailers have stated that they are running low on common types of ammunition including .22 caliber long rifle shells. Consumers have increased firearm and ammunition purchases in light of pending gun control legislation, which has contributed to the shortage of readily available supplies of certain firearms and ammunition.

    Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a recent contract for the purchase of .40-caliber 165-grain pistol ammunition and 9mm 124-grain commercial leaded training ammunition. The contracts for ammunition purchases published on the internet for DHS reflect not the actual number of “bullets” purchased, but a number that the contractor agrees to be able to provide. Law enforcement officers have noted that hollow point bullets are one of the most common types of civilian and law-enforcement ammunition due to the reduced risk of bystanders being hit by over-penetrating or ricocheted bullets, and the increased speed of incapacitation. Finally, since 2008, DHS has had sixteen Mine Resistant Armored Vehicles (MRAP), which were transferred from the Department of Defense, for the issuance of “high-risk” arrest warrants. DHS has not announced a similar purchase since that time, and the purchase of such vehicles was not included in the House Approved Fiscal Year 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations bill.

    In addressing the nation’s serious fiscal predicament, we must recognize that a wasteful government is a serious threat to the stability and success of our nation. Efficiency is paramount to the reduction of government waste and decreasing the federal deficit. Congress has a responsibility to the American people to rein in unnecessary expenditures and scale back excessive spending so we are not placing the burden of our excess on the backs of our children and future generations.

    Finally, the government set up by our Founders established checks and balances, one of which is Congress, and one was the Constitution. Therefore, Congress will examine effective and meaningful ways to prevent tragedies like the one in Newtown, without infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens.

    For more information on what is happening each week in Congress, please visit Congressman J. Randy Forbes - The Official Online Resource for Constituents of Virginia's Fourth Congressional District to subscribe to my weekly e-newsletter. If I may be of assistance to you on this, or any other issue, please visit my website or feel free to contact me in my Washington DC office at (202) 225-6365. With kind personal regards, I am

    Yours truly,



    J. RANDY FORBES
    Member of Congress

    JRF:dc
     
  9. jkupper

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    Well, it was definitely a good response, but to me it says little to address your original concerns about rifle ammunition and reloading components for rifles and shotguns. If DHS has ordered 9mm and .40 cal. ammunition, it does not explain, at least to me, why we have had such a hard time finding components for rifles and shotguns...
     
  10. SidecarFlip

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    Never knew law enforcement required an MRAP to make an arrest. Must be some real pussies.....

    Some of this stuff is getting way out of hand.
     
  11. jkupper

    jkupper Well-Known Member

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    No Doubt!
     
  12. Garyshome

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    The trash needs to be taken out of Washington!
     
  13. wackinandstackin243

    wackinandstackin243 Well-Known Member

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    2014 would be a great year to let the elected officials know how we feel about gun control, especially those who are vulnerable. When Udall of Colorade sent me an email claiming that lie of a statistic that 90% of americans supported Obama's gun control I took action. I emailed Udall right back telling him that I had asked 10 of my friends and 9 didnt approve of his job performance. I then asked for him to resign based on a 90% disapproval rating. WE HAVE TO HIT BACK AND HIT BACK QUICKLY.
     
  14. Princess

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    I will certainly join you in your effort, Doc. I suspect you would find it difficult to find members of this forum and others like it who would not share your goal.
    I did find it something of a dichotomy that you "don't trust anyone in governments pocket" but you chose to write a Congressman.
    Oh, I know how the system is supposed to work - Congress is supposed to represent the people - but this Congress has a history of representing only their own interests in building a lifetime career in office.
    I don't hold much hope for the success of your effort but I do wish you every bit of good fortune.