Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wherefore Are Thou, Ammo?

Tried to by gun ammunition lately?  Buying at usual retail locations like WalMart, Bass Pro, and Academy is almost impossible.  Buying in gun stores and at shooting ranges is not much easier. Rationing is the order of the day and most only allow one box per buyer.  It's reminiscent of gasoline in the 1970's.

There is hope though; at least if you're the Federal government.  In the last ten months, the US government has purchased two BILLION rounds of ammo for non-military applications.  Although conspiracy theories abound, I won't bother to ask the question why.

It will get better. The Obama Administration's policies of restricting the flow of arms and ammo across state lines is already unraveling.  Several manufacturers have announced intentions to move their entire operations to Texas.  They don't have to ship across state boundaries to reach their largest customer base, Texans enjoy the liberty of pursuing and attaining personal security, and the State of Texas enjoys the tax revenue.  Everybody wins!  Well, everybody except the criminals.  What's more, in a symbolic thumbing of their noses at Obama and out of control liberal state legislators, hundreds of firearm and ammo manufacturers has refused to ship product to state agencies in states that restrict public use of their products.

These positive changes will take time.  Be patient and use practice ammo sparingly.  Most importantly, be prepared.  Your government prefers you dial 911 and wait for the police to arrive.  In 2012, the Dallas Police Department average priority one call response time was 12 minutes.  By comparison, my Federal 9mm 124 grain Hydra-Shockrounds can travel 1,070 feet per second within 75 feet.

It's your family.  It's your life.  It's your stuff.  You make your choice.  I've made mine.