Monday, April 29, 2013

ALEC ALUMNI - Escalate Bullet Conspiracy Theory

By Jordy Yager - 04/27/13 01:00 PM ET 
Republicans want to limit the number of bullets federal agencies can purchase so American gun owners can buy more.

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe and Rep. Frank Lucas have introduced a bill that would prohibit every government agency — except the military — from buying more ammunition each month, than the monthly average it purchased from 2001 to 2009.

The lawmakers say the Obama administration is buying up exceedingly high levels of ammunition in an attempt to limit the number of bullets the American public have access to on the open marketplace.

"President Obama has been adamant about curbing law-abiding Americans’ access and opportunities to exercise their Second Amendment rights," said Inhofe.

"One way the Obama Administration is able to do this is by limiting what’s available in the market with federal agencies purchasing unnecessary stockpiles of ammunition.”


Democratic Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) questioned whether "conspiracy theories" about government attempts to strip American gun owners of their bullets or government plans to stockpile bullets in preparation for a civil war were the driving motivation for the hearing.  He pointed to the overwhelming role the blogosphere has played in questioning why DHS needs millions of rounds of ammunition.

"To the extent that we’re responding to conspiracy theories, I think we’re really wasting everybody’s time on that,” Tierney said.

“Unsubstantiated, false conspiracy theories have no place in this committee room, hopefully. Federal ammunition purchases are a fraction of the ammunition market and they’ve been decreasing in recent years,” he said.

This is what right-wing tinfoil hat wearing, nut jobs of the American Legislative Exchange Council look like.

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