AMMO: Every caliber is now Allocated! We are looking at a nation wide shortage of all calibers over the next 9 months. All plants are producing as much ammo as possible w/ of 1 BILLION rounds produced weekly. Most is military followed by L.E. and civilians are third in line.Bob Owens' observation last month is scarily worrisome:
It wasn’t just the AR-15s, the AK-pattern rifles, the M1As, and the FALs that were sold out. It really hit me when I realized that the World War-era M1 Garands, M1 carbines, and Enfield .303s were gone, along with every last shell. Ubiquitous Mosin-Nagants—of which every gun store always seems to have 10-20—were gone. So was their ammo. Only a dust free space marked their passing. I’ve never seen anything like it.Owens compares it to the Powder Alarm, in the weeks before the American Revolution broke out, when gunpowder became extraordinarily scarce, and American gun makers were working as fast as they could. Of course, that was because the British government had prohibited the export of guns and ammo to America. (My book Armed America discusses this in more detail.) And like what happened at Lexington, a revolution could break out largely by accident or a failure of the Obama Administration to realize how little in touch they are with much of America.
Every weapon of military utility designed within the past 100+ years was gone. This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.
Revolutions are bloody, messy, destructive events. The First American Revolution worked out well, all things considered, but it is pretty exceptional in that respect. I have little confidence that the next one is going to end as well.