By Rusty Humphries
TRN Nationally Syndicated Radio Host
I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist. Some people are prone to linking Lee Harvey Oswald to the Illuminati via a decades-long conspiracy involving Elvis and Aurora Borealis. That’s not me.
But that doesn’t mean I’m a sucker either. Anybody who would profess to believe 100% of what the government shovels to their loyal mouthpieces in the mainstream media is incredibly naïve. It’s sad to say, but even though the government is not behind every piece of unexplained misfortune in America, the fact remains that we simply cannot trust them or their intentions.
That’s why my hair stands on end when I hear that the government is quietly making purchases of billions (yes, billions- with a “B”) of rounds of ammunition. And though it made me take notice, I was still willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and hear the explanations as to why the government was purchasing the ammo.
So what’s their reasoning for buying billions of rounds of ammo? “It’s cheaper to buy in bulk.”
I’m not buying it.
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. This, quite naturally, has citizens nervous because of both the timing of the purchase and the sheer quantity.
This is unnerving because Americans, as we speak, are fighting to preserve their fundamental right to keep and bear arms. While Obama and Democrats in Washington try to calmly lull Americans into compliance by reassuring them that politicians aren’t coming for their guns, the fact remains that that is exactly what they’re doing. And though that may be bad enough, while they are looking to disarm the population, they’re simultaneously arming themselves like Rambo.
Something just doesn’t smell right…
So, people started asking questions. The answer America got didn’t really put any anxiety to rest. The Department of Homeland Security reasoned that buying in bulk was cheaper.
Hey, I get that. I like to buy in bulk, too. But 1.6 billion rounds? That sounds… ominous.
I wonder what the government would say if I tried to buy 6,000 bags of fertilizer and 40 50-gallon drums of diesel fuel. If they asked me about it and I said, “I like to garden and drive and buying in bulk is cheaper,” do you think they would just say, “Oh, okay”? No. And we shouldn’t let this drop either.
You see, the problem is that this isn’t the first time this has become an issue. In August of last year, the Social Security Administration bought 174,000 rounds of hollow-point ammunition. When asked, the Social Security Administration calmly explained that it was for training purposes. This is particularly lethal ammunition designed to lessen the possibility of going through a human and hitting an innocent bystander. In short: it’s a more-expensive kind of ammunition not usually used for training. Furthermore, this is the Social Security Administration. Why do they need this much ammo?
I’m realistic. I understand that the government needs ammo. The military needs ammo. The police need ammo. But what I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around is why these departments need this much. Alarm bells are ringing.
Something liberals love to do as we discuss gun control is ask, “Why do you need an ‘assault weapon’?” The truth is that the Second Amendment does not specify what guns are not protected. We don’t have to justify the weapons we wish to purchase.
But government is different. We should be watching what they’re doing. If nothing else, we should be watching what they’re spending. But when they’re using taxpayer money to arm themselves to the teeth, we have every right to say, “Hold on, why do you need this?” If their answers don’t make sense, we need to dig further.
Like I said, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. But it is painfully obvious that as tensions build across the nation, the relationship between government and the people has become strained. The rising militancy of government coupled with the mass purchases of instruments of force makes me uncomfortable and I urge all patriots to take notice.