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Mark Levin: US preparing for
societal collapse by buying
up billions of rounds of ammo

Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

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Posted By:Donttaxmebro, 2/17/2013 3:12:22 PM

On Friday’s night broadcast of his radio show, Mark Levin speculated that the federal government is stockpiling ammunition to ensure the rule of law in the event of a total societal and economic collapse. On Feb. 8, Investor’s Business Daily editorial writer Andrew Malcolm penned a piece about the Department of Homeland Security amassing what he called “sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times –including illegal immigrants,” or more than 1.6 billion bullets. “I’m going to tell you what I think is going on,” Levin said. “I don’t think insurrection. Law enforcement and national security agencies

Is Mark Levin dabbling in coo-coo land, or are we on the verge of something serious?

Only reason I say maybe is because he supposedly worked in a cabinet department, albeit back in the 1980s.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 2/17/2013 3:30:18 PM     (No. 9181826)

They love to send us into conspiracy theories.

If in fact they are buying ammo it´s so there is less on the open market for legal gun owners to purchase.

Perhaps levin needs to come up for some fresh air rather than stew in his underground bunker

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/17/2013 3:31:45 PM     (No. 9181829)

I hope he is wrong but I fear he might be right.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: richwill, 2/17/2013 3:32:07 PM     (No. 9181830)

According to the comments following the article, Mark Levin is not the only person that believes this. I believe Hussein is doing his utmost to foment a revolution. His only goal in life is to be a communist/muslim dictator of the US.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/17/2013 3:36:07 PM     (No. 9181840)

And what would be their rationale for limiting availability of ammunition to the general public? Both roads lead to the same place.

Not mentioned in the article is that the ammunition in question is hollowpoint, banned for military use and foolishly expensive to use for training purposes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/17/2013 3:39:28 PM     (No. 9181848)

Levin does more than dabble in coo-coo land. I heard a nasty rumor his ratings have been in the tank since the election. Looks like he´s making a run at Alex Jones´ listeners. Careful, Mark, Teh Black Helicopters are real, man.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 2/17/2013 3:40:29 PM     (No. 9181852)

Keep in mind that Homeland Security, NOAA, EPA, IRS, Dept of Education and others are purchasing hollow point bullets. Not regular bullets for target practicing but bullets to stop a person on just one shot. Most of these Government agencies are only to operate in the US. So if they can only operate here and they have, one shot, one kill bullets, why do they have them. There´s a great article on survivalbasictraining.com that answers the ´why´.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: youngtexan, 2/17/2013 3:41:04 PM     (No. 9181855)

Even though I don´t like listening to him, he may be right on this. However, if he´s wrong, why else would the feds buy up billions of Ammo?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/17/2013 3:42:25 PM     (No. 9181858)

Why would the Social Security dept. need hollow point rounds?
Levin makes good points.
We all saw how the passengers on the Carnival ship acted when food became scarce.
Now, picture your town, your city..unions all on strike, no food being delivered, or perhaps the grids being disabled..or a dirty bomb in NYC. I know damn well the first thing they will do will be to seal the bridges and tunnels. HOW will the people act in 5 days when they can´t get out?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rambo77, 2/17/2013 3:44:03 PM     (No. 9181861)

Another thought...the gov´t has always been a good place to buy up "surplus" ammo. Maybe they´re going to do some trading. Especially for branches that run out of budget monies, they unload some of their "extra" ammo. Just athought.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 2/17/2013 3:47:33 PM     (No. 9181868)

Levin is half right. They´re buying guns and ammo to pass out to Obama´s private army to keep us in line should we object to becoming serfs.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/17/2013 3:51:52 PM     (No. 9181873)

I see lots of disparaging remarks about the point being made by Levin, but in none of those criticisms are there any explanations as to WHY the government is doing what they´re doing.

It was nearly a year ago (9 months?) that we´d read that the federal government was buying up millions and millions of rounds of ammunition. At that time, it was the same: hollow points. Not the cheaper, ´hardball´ stuff, but hollow points.

Numerous Ldotters indicated that caution was due. They were roundly and openly jeered right here on L.com. And now, here we are again, some 9 months later, and again, the government is placing orders for millions and millions of rounds of ammunition. And again, there are some Ldotters who express a wary and cautionary eye towards the government. And again, there are Ldotters who openly jeer those that have these views.

And yet, still no explanation as to why. Why so much ammunition? Why hollow points? Why can´t the average consumers to to any of their usual retail store outlets and find any ammunition? Failing that, why are the usual online suppliers completely sold out - at ANY cost? Why? And not only "why?" but WHEN was the last time this was the case? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? There is a reason for everything.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/17/2013 4:11:33 PM     (No. 9181885)

I think Obama has a flood of executive orders coming down the pike and he´s not taking any chances on the possible reactions.These loons have a plan to write a new constitution.A new bill of rights.A guarantee to a house,healthcare living wage and any other goody you can think of. How they plan to pay for such idiocy is beyond me. It´s also beyond me that other countries would sit by if Obama declared a civil war on his own people.

If this is a muslim takeover,it wouldn´t surprise me. Just look at how Obama is setting Israel up for the kill.

I´m also concerned about this cyber security bill.What if Obama declared a national security threat and shut all the banks down.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: krause, 2/17/2013 4:22:02 PM     (No. 9181896)

Homeland security is in the process of buying 1.6 billion rounds over the next 5 years. Some of these are hollow points. They say it´s for training purposes. We have a rogue government.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 2/17/2013 4:26:24 PM     (No. 9181902)

It might be a good question at a press conference - hahahahahahahahahahaha

who am I kidding

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Reply 15 - Posted by: billp, 2/17/2013 4:36:47 PM     (No. 9181915)

Some of you seem to have forgotten that Obama said, "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."

What does that sound like to you? And yes, I know ´FactCheck.org´ claims he was talking about just expanding the Peace Corps or some such rubbish but... I...don´t...think....so.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 2/17/2013 4:40:34 PM     (No. 9181919)

What #15 said!!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/17/2013 4:41:47 PM     (No. 9181920)

"I heard a nasty rumor..."

More like "I´m stirring up stuff, it´s what I do. It makes me feel so smart".

Talk radio numbers are down across the board since the "election", I´d bet they´re down on conservative web sites, too. Watch the gloating, Your Highness, when the two party system is killed, you´ll be eating each other. Oh yes, you will.

As for the ammo, if a gazillion hollow points are prohibited for the military, how about that domestic security force? I wouldn´t count on our military drawing down on American citizens, the new guys will in a heartbeat.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chumley, 2/17/2013 4:43:37 PM     (No. 9181923)

Anyone who is not worried about this is not paying attention.
I don´t think Obama is smart enough to force a situation that these would be good for, but I bet his owners are.

On the plus side, when this insanity is over they might hit the surplus market cheap so I can go back to shooting beer cans.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: gabula, 2/17/2013 4:48:06 PM     (No. 9181929)

Mark Levin is a brilliant man and lawyer. I never miss his program. As they say a day without Levin is like a day without sunshine.

Maybe some others here should LISTEN.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 2/17/2013 5:15:54 PM     (No. 9181958)

...Mark may come off obnoxious at times to some, but I have never considered him to be part of the "coo coo land" residents...

...like a good boy scout, be prepared...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/17/2013 5:18:09 PM     (No. 9181962)

Can anyone imagine how the ground would shake and the night light up if such an ammo dump suffered a mystery explosion? Maybe hit by a passing meteorite.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 2/17/2013 5:25:46 PM     (No. 9181969)

Disregard The Great One at your own peril...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/17/2013 5:26:04 PM     (No. 9181971)

I´m not the conspiracy theory type but I think everyone should be on alert. If you have studied any history you should know that advanced civilizations eventually collapse, and the end is not pretty.
In the past 100 years so-called ´progressive´ Europe has descended into two savage wars, the last of which wiped out nearly 50 million people. Enjoy the lifestyle that you currently have, but just be aware that it could disappear rather quickly - at gunpoint.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dman, 2/17/2013 5:31:35 PM     (No. 9181977)

Sometimes the ´nuts´ are correct. History is replete with examples. Perot on the ´giant sucking sound´, Ron Paul on the Federal Reserve, even John the Baptist on repentance. Is Levin a ´nut´? Who cares? Ask the proper question: is Levin correct?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/17/2013 5:41:42 PM     (No. 9181990)

Unfortunately for us Mark is probably right!!!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: LouD, 2/17/2013 5:56:59 PM     (No. 9182009)

Where is the gooberment storing the ammo? Perhaps another John Brown will appear and take it upon himself to take and distribute the bullets and weapons to the people. It wouldn´t be the first time the people have defied the oppresso...oops! Government. A 1 million strong armed private army be no match for 50 million armed citizens. I don´t think our military would side with this administration in such a scenario.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ranger06, 2/17/2013 6:02:20 PM     (No. 9182016)

Don´t buy it - America still has stability due to the middle class - having said that - middle class is being slowly cooked with taxes like a frog in a pot... Nothing crazy will happen short-term... IMHO

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Reply 28 - Posted by: busterman, 2/17/2013 6:05:56 PM     (No. 9182022)

I´ve been told, as of last Thursday evening, the ammunition is being melted down.

The reason is to keep it from getting into American gun owner´s hands. It´s not sitting in a warehouse somewhere waiting to be used against us. It´s being melted down. They don´t need it in order to control us. They´ll use other measures for that.

But they have to make sure we can´t get it. That means it has to be destroyed.

Buy what you can while you still can.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: tusker, 2/17/2013 6:11:41 PM     (No. 9182030)

When Bow-Boy run guns, it follows Bow-Boy runs ammo.

Now, to whom does Bow-Boy run ammo?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jlmaca, 2/17/2013 6:15:45 PM     (No. 9182035)

OMG sheep, sloths, lazy. hypnotized. I have never read so many capitulating posts on Luci in my life! WAKE UP! WAKE UP! HELLO ANYBODY HOME? US gov buying and melting ammo? Ha right. Yeah bash Mark, bash Alex. Mainstream media moderate believable.... Fringe media conspiracy. What exactly do you people spend your time doing? The NWO is winning, your are asleep.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: redink, 2/17/2013 6:30:28 PM     (No. 9182050)

..."but don´t rule out malice."

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Reply 32 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/17/2013 6:32:57 PM     (No. 9182053)

Some proof would be nice. I´ve only seen one RPF, and that was for 240,000 rounds. Come on, Levin, show us the proof or shut up and stop making us look bad. You never heard of disinformation?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 2/17/2013 6:48:47 PM     (No. 9182073)

I don´t understand why the government doesn´t have to account for what they are doing with this ammo, or what it is planned to do with this ammo. It´s our money. I think to say its for training is an explanation that requires documentation and real faces attached to the documents.

Above someone noted that if Stinky the Gunrunner runs guns, he also runs ammo. Probably a good deal of this is going to the Middle East and especially to Syria.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 2/17/2013 6:51:01 PM     (No. 9182076)

It sounds to me as if ALIbama is preparing to arm his civilian national security force. If my memory is not completely gone I remember that the Germans called them the gestapo.

All of this will be in place when he riles up we Americans and they take to the streets. When this happens he will declare Martial Law (as predicted by a lot of us on these pages) and it will be a total take over by this evil man.

There is no other plausible reason for homeland security to be purchasing all of the weapons and ammunition. It is time for someone to bring this to the congress and demand that an explanation be given.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: jlmaca, 2/17/2013 7:12:50 PM     (No. 9182090)

#32 Wake up man. Just today on Fedbid, 1.6 billion. OMG.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: JimS, 2/17/2013 7:12:51 PM     (No. 9182091)

Sorry, Mark, I disagree.
Obama knows he cannot outlaw guns or pass huge taxes on ammo.
But he can create an artificial shortage by massive government purchases (After all, there is no budget on expenditures to worry about), thereby driving up prices.

This is the sneaky, socialist way towards gun control.

Load yer own

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Reply 37 - Posted by: harper, 2/17/2013 7:29:13 PM     (No. 9182108)

The picture with the shotgun is a phony. This is the real proof BO is a "gun guy." The free phones were just a warmup. Free ammo for the brothers is next...

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Reply 38 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/17/2013 8:09:54 PM     (No. 9182140)

I think that some L-dotters may think this is tin foil hat time, but most of the negative comments are from the Trolls who lurk around Lucianne now more than ever. They pile on certain articles, and try to sound reasonable, although it usually comes out sounding garbled due to their Lefty illogical thinking.

Mr. o. has been working toward complete economic collapse since day 1 under the command of George Soros. That´s why the W.H. has a new Bunker, they fortified the vp house, and now they are working on a 2nd Oval Office with a secret entrance and exit.

The Left has always pushed for total control of citizens and population reduction. This is a two-fer for them.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/17/2013 8:35:23 PM     (No. 9182163)

I´m thinking Mark Levin is too smart for a lot of people to understand.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: mws50, 2/17/2013 8:58:14 PM     (No. 9182174)

Time to inject a little history. In Vietnam, the ammo to kill ratio was somewhere around 50,000 rounds per kill (or 30,000 rounds, if you take another guess). Given that level of suppression fire, 1.6 billion rounds would equal 32,000 kills.

That would not even wipe out Galveston (47,700 population).

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Reply 41 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/17/2013 8:59:13 PM     (No. 9182175)

Levin has not talked about this until the past few days; the information has been out there.

It would be useful -- and instructive -- to know how much ammunition the Federal Government has purchased over a period of time (more than the last four years) in order to determine whether these recent transactions are over the top or normal. Is the Federal Government preparing for civil unrest, or is it controlling the supply? If this Administration is purchasing a much larger supply than in the past, I would wager that they are anticipating and/or preparing for civil unrest on a large scale (based on many factors), AND they are also controlling the supply.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: mws50, 2/17/2013 10:14:18 PM     (No. 9182225)

Obama cannot buy it if the Congress does not allow it. Congress approved the money, maybe they should un-approve it...

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Reply 43 - Posted by: HPmatt, 2/17/2013 10:14:42 PM     (No. 9182226)

Hey folks - you been to your local gun store to buy ammo lately? They are out. Out of 9mm, now out of 22. Just bought a squirrel rifle and it included 1 box of 22 long shells. You cannot buy ammunition for your guns currently.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/17/2013 10:41:49 PM     (No. 9182236)

Levin is citing an Investors Business Daily article, so I don´t think he´s "off". I wonder if those criticizing him actually listened to the audio link in the article.

“I’m going to tell you what I think is going on. I don’t think domestic insurrection. Law enforcement and national security agencies, they play out multiple scenarios. … I’ll tell you what I think they’re simulating: the collapse of our financial system, the collapse of our society and the potential for widespread violence, looting, killing in the streets, because that’s what happens when an economy collapses.

“I suspect that just in case our fiscal situation, our monetary situation, collapses, and following it the civil society collapses, that is the rule of law, they want to be prepared,” Levin said. “I know why the government’s arming up: It’s not because there’s going to be an insurrection; it’s because our society is unraveling.”

Sounds perfectly plausible to me.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: comstock, 2/17/2013 10:54:20 PM     (No. 9182250)

# 15 had the quote, go back and read it. Millions of rounds of hollow point? Just last week I read that Homeland Security was buying thousands of fully automatic "assault rifles." Even if those guns and ammo are for "training purposes" what are they training for? All the alphabet agencies (IRS, HS, Agriculture, ATF, DEA, etc.) are building their own private little armies.

I thought the Posse Comitatas law was to protect us from our own army. It sure looks to me like the Obamites are up to something involving automatic weapons and lethal ammunition.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/17/2013 11:30:26 PM     (No. 9182281)

Talked to some Feds over the weekend. It turns out that a lot of agencies train with JHP, per legal requirements, and these requisitions aren´t really out of line.

I told them what some of the rumors were out there/here, and asked what they thought. They know who their friends and enemies are. I´ll leave it at that.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/18/2013 12:09:33 AM     (No. 9182310)

The DHS is in the process of forming it´s own paramilitary force. They have assault weapons on order, lots of ammo and will have no problem recruiting minimum wage losers willing to shoot fellow Americans. Just take a look at what they got standing around in the TSA. They quit looking at Muslims long ago. Now they are eyeballing you and me. It won´t be U.S. soldiers or Marines suppressing the people.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/18/2013 2:07:11 AM     (No. 9182347)

Levin is a brilliant man and not "coo-coo" by any means. Did you know that the government ran a practice scenario as if the Tea Party took over a city taking into account that the police and sheriffs would be sympathetic to the TP´s cause? They worked out the whole game plan to ensure they were able to stop the insurgence and bring "order" back to the city. Why would they do such a study if they weren´t planning on taking more of our freedoms? And again, what is up with all those "FEMA" compounds that are guarded to keep people in? Add this to the "peacetime" martial law orders, the ammo, the drones, the attempts to crack down more on guns and invalidate the 2nd amendment, the 500 vans Obama bought that can see and hear into people´s homes, the laws allowing cops to bug and GPS your car w/out consent or knowlege, black boxes for cars, etc... Is it really so farfetched? Not to mention what the leftists have been doing for almost 50 years...taking over schools, media, Hollywood, institutions, etc.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: LOL Thomas, 2/18/2013 4:20:12 AM     (No. 9182377)

Mark Levin said:

. . . I know why the government is arming up. It’s not because there’s going to be an insurrection. It’s because our society is unraveling.”

Mark, will you consider connecting a missing dot or two:

It is Obama and his puppeteers WHO have been unraveling our society. It is they who have been purposefully destructing our economy.

Obama and his puppeteers have been systematically devitalizing our military. By tilting the rules of engagement to favor his radical Muslim brethren, by lying in bed with Morsi while striving against Netanyahu, by reducing our arms, by depleting our nuclear strength, the putative Commander-in-Chief has rendered us virtually DEFENSELESS against attack on our soil, against attack on Libyan soil . . .

By pitting black against white, left against right, atheist against Christian, lasciviousness against morality . . . American against American . . . Obama has been knowingly and maliciously inciting civil war.

Now, Mark Levin, please think about these two dots:

What do you get when you connect Obama’s DRONES killing American citizens on American soil to the regime’s billions of rounds of hollow point ammo?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/18/2013 5:19:01 AM     (No. 9182391)

Explain to me why the National Weather Service needs millions of hollow point bullets.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: irishwolfielady, 2/18/2013 10:12:29 AM     (No. 9182764)

Spot on # 11 and 15.

The only people living in coo coo land are the ones who are not preparing and who beieve that the gooberment will always be there to "assist" them.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/18/2013 11:03:26 AM     (No. 9182885)

As long as we´re injecting a little history, #40, we should keep in mind that a major use of ammunition in Viet Nam was ´recon by fire´. We used to fire full-auto indiscriminately at places where the VC or NVA might be hiding. We´d fire into tree lines or any such places an enemy might be trying to hide.

So don´t confuse the ratio of total number of rounds used to make a kill. Once we had located the enemy, it took far fewer rounds to put them down.

It seems much less likely that any sort of pistol ammunition would or could be used for the same purpose.

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On Tuesday’s broadcast of Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough hammered President Barack Obama for what he called lies during the sales job for his 2010 health care law. Scarborough was asked by Hewitt if he had any idea how many people would ultimately lose their health care coverage because of that law. Scarborough replied by saying many more Americans would be impacted by that law than what then-President George W. Bush had said in his 2003 state of the union speech regarding Iraq trying to procure yellow cake uranium from Niger.

Charles Krauthammer squares off against
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Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: Donttaxmebro- 10/24/2013 11:44:47 AM     Post Reply
On Wednesday’s edition of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer faced off against left-leaning show anchor Jon Stewart on conservative ideology and the way it is presented. In this rare appearance on Stewart’s program, Krauthammer was promoting his new book, “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics,” and explained how in working on the book he realized when he had made the transformation from liberal to conservative. STEWART: Thirty years — do you ever look back on some of these writings and think, ‘What was I thinking?’ KRAUTHAMMER: It’s worse than that.

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