...and I'll explain it in three words:
"battle supply inventory"
Those with guns AND a knowledge of both the Second Amendment AND the current vanishing state of our Freedoms have come to a decision:
we must be ready to fight for those freedoms
Of course, being ready to fight means having enough ammo, and so the average freedom-loving gun owner's average ammo supplies have taken a leap upward, from a minor amount in inventory, towards an amount sufficient to serve the purposes of an armed Militia (being necessary to the security of a Free State).
Now, do you suppose that Obama gets this obvious message? If he doesn't, it's our job to tell him this truth, in some way.
How to tell him? The words of our organizational representatives in the NRA, GOA, JPFO, NAGR, etc don't seem to be getting through to him, or if they are, he shows determination to ignore those words and continue on his path of suppressing freedoms, or at least project the idea that he has enough clout to suppress them. In politics, generating a state of mind frequently equals accomplishment.
Well, I guess we'll just have to borrow his main tactic, then, won't we?
Keep buying that ammo. Yes, it's very expensive now, but keep buying it now anyway. Put some work into it. Spend some time each day at your computers searching for it, and buy it when you find it. You KNOW his peeps have to be watching for any sign that we might be getting tired of stockpiling, so don't get tired. Pour another cuppa Joe and tickle that keyboard.
At some point, we might just have enough ammo to put on a little live-fire demonstration. No, not THAT kind of demonstration. Not yet. We could pick a day, all go to the range on that day, and expend at least 100 rounds in lawful target practice with our favorite militia-appropriate weapon, then report it to the various sites which will be available to collate that info to make sure it gets published, and make sure that Gauleiter Naoplitano sees the totals.
Yes, we can use the ammo shortage to our advantage if we keep up the suction on the ammo pipeline. Obama has already lost the PR war with this ammo shortage anyway: it's keeping the word out there that our freedoms are at stake, and unless Obama wants to jump that shark and declare himself Dictator, he will eventually have to admit that men and women with spine and a love for their Constitution have beaten him.
Keep buying the ammo. Keep the shelves empty. You're all patriots when you do.
UPDATE: 0506/2013 0800 PDT
I just got back from reading this blurb from Infowars. Interesting stuff. We double down, they re-double. Looks like the ammo war is going to go on for quite a while. Don't be fooled by the fact that NOW, the DHS wants "practice ammo". The building of practice ammo requires these major components:
- Brass cases
- copper for jackets
...which, strangely enough, are the exact same components required to build "war" ammo (JHPs). The end-result of DHS buying a bazillion rounds of ammo of WHATEVER caliber/style will be to squeeze the civilian pipeline for ANY ammo, because of component shortage to the factories, or to handloaders such as myself.
Stay in the ammo buying game to keep sending the message to Obama that we will NOT be cowed and bullied out of the true meaning of the 2A. Doesn't the fool realize that if militias are called up to oppose the Feds, those members with an oversupply of ammo/guns will share it with other members of their militias? Doesn't he realize that if those militias go to war with his Government, that Government will lose ammo supplies/guns to capture by the Militias? Note that all the Gauleiter's troops, no matter how supplied with huge amounts of ammo, all want to "go home to Mama" at the end of their daily shifts, and they won't last long against militias willing to give all to overcome them. Most of the potential Militia members are prepared to kiss mama goodbye that last time. All the MRAPs, all the battle-rattle, all the ammo in the world can't compensate for not having your heart in the fight. The Gauleiter's men don't have it in their heads to die in significant numbers, and the potential Militia members expect to. That's the winning difference. That's the Constitution's backbone.
Obama's present threats against the true meaning of the Second Amendment, which counter-threatens to depose his dictatorial ass if he goes too far, are hollow. The Militia threat is real, very real, and Obama can't do any preemptive thing about it other than these feeble attempts to dry up ammo supplies and in some states, militia-appropriate weapon supplies. With polls now showing that Obama and his bullying government, a wannabe dictatorship, are more of a threat in most folks' minds than home-grown terrorists, Obama has just about lost the game here. Any sort of action like a Ruby Ridge or a Waco massacre happening now would tip the scales permanently against this assault on our Constitution.
H/T to the Patriot Padre for the new info.