Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Government is buying up enough ammunition to declare martial law and take away your gun rights!

August, 2012. 

A couple of government agencies (the Social Security Administration and Homeland Security) made large but routine purchases of hollow-point ammunition.  Onepro-conspiracy theory website and radio show decided that this was evidence of a massive government preparation for coming civil unrest due to economic meltdown.  "It’s not outlandish to suggest that the Social Security Administration is purchasing the bullets as part of preparations for civil unrest," they wrote.  I disagree; it is very outlandish.

In response, another extremist website took it one step further, writing that preparations were underway by the government to declare martial law and take away everyone's gun rights!  From the article:

A few observers, however, see a much more ominous motivation behind the mass purchase of ammo. Some believe that the federal government is preparing for Martial law during which citizens would be deprived of the freedom to their firearms and during which curfews would be imposed nationwide.
But what would precipitate the implementation of such a broad based effort at preparation on the part of multiple agencies of the federal government at the present time? 
Several factors are possibly at play. Citizens as never before have been purchasing firearms and ammunition at an unprecedented level since 2008. Many believe that unelected forces that are not under the control of citizens are wielding undue influence over the federal government, even to the point of breaking the law and violating the time honored principles of the U.S. Constitution. And some believe that at some point, inevitably citizens who are dedicated to preserving liberty as encapsulated in the Constitution will rise up to depose the shadowy figures lurking in the background, and their puppets within the government, who have determined to impose on the United States a way of thinking and form of government that are foreign to every known principle espoused by the Founding Fathers.

Thankfully, the fact-checking site,, put this nonsense to rest.  While confirming that a government order had been placed, the hype about preparing for civil unrest was false.   The order, along with an order for paper targets, is for law enforcement training and qualifications.

Additionally, a fellow contributor at The Daily Journalist, Sylvia Longmire, who was a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, said that the same hollow point ammunition was regularly used by her department for target practice and qualifications. 

Just another wacko pro-gun conspiracy theory!