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"