What’s With All The Ammo Purchases?

Lately, the various online survival forums have been quite actively discussing several news accounts of different government agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security and even the Social Security Administration, purchasing millions of rounds of ammunition and other supplies.

Naturally, there have been several different theories posted about these massive orders. The two most common ones are:

1) What with all the different agencies that fall under the Department of Homeland Security, there are thousands of agents who are armed. Because they carry weapons, they need to be certified on a regular basis, which requires the use of practice ammunition. Further, they routinely switch out their ammunition and magazines and need new to replenish.

2) They know something they aren’t telling us.

Now, to that second point, there are various sub-theories. One of the ones I’ve heard quite a bit is that they feel there is a brewing race war that is going to blow up sometime soon. A close second is that it isn’t really a race war but a class war, with the have nots finally getting fed up and taking it out on the haves.

Personally, I don’t have nearly enough facts to make a clear decision on what’s going on. But, I know many preppers and survivalists have their pucker factors cranked to 11 right now.

What do YOU think is going on with the ammo purchases?

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Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for SurvivalWeekly.com. He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.

One thought on “What’s With All The Ammo Purchases?”

  1. It's just the uncertainty over the future will the presidency change will there be new laws limiting amount or kind ammo for fire arms. Better to have and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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