There are times when I think I have it all together; when I think I know everything that’s going on. Then someone says something that forces me to realize just how little I actually know. This happens frequently, but it always catches me off guard in the most positive way possible. Seeing something in a new light always helps me refresh my brain and gets me excited about writing. James Inhofe said something recently regarding the government’s ammo purchases that blew me away. It was so simple, yet it spoke volumes about the lengths to which the Obama administration will go to achieve their ends.
The mass ammo purchases made by the Department of Homeland Security have been going on for a while, and I have continuously wondered just why the DHS would purchase so much ammunition for no apparent reason. Of course, being the cynic I am, I assumed the DHS was prepping for some kind of large-scale attack on the American people; or that the federal government fears a peoples’ revolt. But once I read what Inhofe had to say, the conspiracy theorist inside me was quelled, and I was able to see clearly.
According to Senator Inhofe:
“Let’s make sure that your audience out there is aware, Aaron, that our president, Obama, has been doing everything he could to stop the private ownership of guns in America…You know that, everyone knows that. And yet he’s been voted down in a big way by a large majority. And so my feeling is that he’s doing this to buy up [ammunition] so that we can’t buy: Honest, law-abiding citizens here in the United States, like my son, can’t even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much.”
It’s often the simplest answer that is the correct one. Occam’s razor at work. Obama and the Democrats know that they cannot pass any bill that defies the second amendment. With the Republicans in the House, and even some of the less Liberal Democrats in the Senate, extreme gun control bills will not pass. Obama and his minions know this, even though they tried to get a bill passed. With that in mind, plan B could be to purchase so much ammo on a federal level that it becomes scarce; and all that’s left becomes more expensive. It’s like a tax. They essentially want to price ammo out of existence.
The question remains: why? Why go to so much effort to deprive law-abiding citizens of their right to bear arms and buy ammo? There are a couple possible answers:
1. Revenge. Obama and the Democrats are angry about losing the gun control battle, so they are going around the system to defy the American people.
2. Ideology. Obama and the Democrats hold so tightly to their ideology of gun control that they are unwilling to bend. They need to make a go-around to accomplish their goal.
Either way, this continues the obstinacy of the Obama administration. When Obama doesn’t get what he wants, he finds a way to manipulate the system. When the American people don’t like what he is doing, he finds a way to do it anyway. A President should respond to the people, not his own unmovable agenda. Obama is not a President; he is a child in the Oval Office. This mass purchase of ammunition sets a dangerous precedent for what the federal government is allowed to do in the future. If they can make a go-around on gun control, what else are they willing to do? I have absolutely no idea; and that terrifies me.