I know the world is abound with all kinds of conspiracies, UFO’s, JFK, Amelia Earhart, etc, etc, etc. I just read an article about the Social Security Administration and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration purchasing hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition for what? the SSA only has 300 agents? and they are going to shoot 174,000 rounds in one year? I highly doubt it. NOAA? WTF? really?
This is all on top of the DHS purchases of .223 and .40 cal million plus expenditure earlier in the year and then telling the border patrol to not engage in gun fights with narco terrorists that cross the border, really? Why the need for all the ammunition?
There are some that think the present administration is up to something with all the 3 letter agencies buying millions of rounds of ammunition for some future nefarious deed. Like they are expecting some sort of calamity to occur in the future.
Here is my thought: The large expenditures are a way to control gun owners and tweak your 2nd amendment rights. How? Well with the “Progressives” in the front office and no real political will in the Congress or Senate to attempt another federal confiscation of your fire arms, the government is trying to buy up as much ammunition as possible in an bid to drive prices up for the average shooter. Most manufacturers are already at max production of their facilities with a 10 plus year war (well multiple wars) and military procurements at an all time high. There is also talk coming from the beltway of trying to limit on-line ammunition sales after the Colorado shooting by that douche bag James Holmes. What a coward. Essentially, buy all the guns you want. The only thing you will be able to do your new Glock is throw it at a perpetrator cause there aint no ammunition to shoot.
Personal commentary and conspiracies aside I think it is a plausible explanation. You can bet that if there is a political shift in November you might see the government have a fire sale on ammunition at below market prices.
Yes I thought of all this myself and as I think more about it, technically it is a conspiracy theory. I’m so smart!