Originally Posted by baja
Homeland Security needs 0 bullets in fact the whole mess needs to be decommissioned.
The coast guard doesn't need bullets?
The secret service doesn't need bullets?
The federal police don't need bullets?
The border patrol doesn't need bullets?
The FBI, Federal Marshals, various state police forces, etc. don't need bullets?
Now answer a question for me.
Why do we need Homeland Security.
I agree certain elements of HS are pointless, such as the TSA. I also agree that the umbrella agency itself is not necessary, though the previous situation was even more silly as it was the treasury dept. that ran many of those law enforcement agencies.
Doesn't mean I'm an ignoramus like you who thinks there aren't legit functions done by the current DHS.
Oh and if you can't confiscate the guns what is the next best thing.? You dry up the ammunition supply. How do you do that? Have DHS put in a requisition for 2 BILLION BULLETS.
Jesus ****in' christ, they did not requisition 2 billion bullets. Get a ****ing clue already.
Have you tried to buy a box of bullets lately? You can't.
Yes you can. I've purchased quite a bit of ammo and components lately 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP, .300wm, 30-06, primers, powder, bullets, etc. There is a shortage of course -- caused by idiot hoarders.
I buy from Midway, and have the things I want on auto notify. Every few days they get a shipment of ammo and/or components., and within hours the hoarders have gobbled it all up.
See what Hornady, a major ammo and components maker has to say:
The current political climate has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products, including ours. Empty retail shelves, long backorders, and exaggerated price increases on online auction sites – all fueled by rumors and conjecture – have amplified concerns about the availability of ammunition and firearms-related items.
If the information you hear doesn’t originate from Hornady Manufacturing, don’t believe it.
Here are some of rumors we’ve heard, and questions we’ve received:
Have you stopped production, or has the government forced you to stop?
Not at all.
Did you stop selling bullets so you could only make loaded ammunition?
Since we can’t find your product you must be selling it all to the government.
Nope, less than 5% of our sales are to government entities.
Why can’t you make more? Ramp up production? Turn on all the machines?
We’ve been steadily growing our production for a long time, especially the last five years. We’ve added presses, lathes, CNC equipment, people and space. Many popular items are produced 24 hours a day. Several hundred Hornady employees work overtime every week to produce as much as safely possible. If there is any question about that – please take a tour of the factory. You’ll be amazed at what you see.
We are producing as much as we can; much more than last year, which was a lot more than the year before, etc. No one wants to ship more during this time than we do.
We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience. We don’t know when the situation will improve, so please bear with us a little longer. And remember, when it comes to Hornady Manufacturing, if you don’t hear it from us, please don’t believe it.