Buster Wilson – The Government Is Buying Up All The Ammo! Oh Noes!

Author: January 20, 2013 9:45 am

Buster Wilson

The America Family Association has its share of wingnuts but Buster Wilson is one of their worst. His conspiracy theories include the claim that the government is “fomenting violence against its citizens” and is building concentration camps. His latest theory is that the government is buying up all the ammunition so “Mr. Average Joe” can’t buy any! Oh, but he doesn’t want to be “… the conspiracy theory guy.” Too late, Buster.

On his radio show Friday, Wilson took a call from a hysterical listener whose ravings… well, here, you read the transcript for yourself:

Thank you sir, I just want to say nobody is bringing up the fact that that Muslim shot up Fort Hood and they knew he was on the move to do that, and Benghazi you bet and the Border Patrol, where’s the bullets for them? But you want to come out here and you want to take everything we’ve got and set up the Muslim Brotherhood just clearly shows it’s like a zero dart right into the center. Also talking about holding us hostage to get his ceiling, the checks won’t come, you know, this guy. America, we need to take him out, one way or the other. (sic)


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Blue meanies!!! Sorry, flashed back to another nonsensical rant. Come to think of it, maybe Sergeant Pepper made more sense. Now, Buster did distance himself from that final entreaty to “take out” the President – he pretty much had to unless he wants a visit from the Secret Service. But he then filled his caller in on his latest conspiracy theory. The government, you see, is buying all the ammo. According to Wilson, over a billion and a half rounds – no statistics, no reports cited, just Buster flying solo, I guess. Gosh, Homeland Security and the Border Patrol – you know, the people who actually need the ammunition – are buying it all up. Note that they are not simply confiscating it, which you’d think a jack-booted government thug-force would do, right? Nope. They are buying it like the rest of us.

I checked online for ammunition: I own a firearm; yes, I do (I can hear some heads exploding right now) and I use ammunition, too. And you know what? When I did a search for ammo for my .357, only one dealer on the first page of hits was out of stock. Just one. That hardly validates Wilson’s claims that he can’t find the ammunition he wants. Maybe he’s just not looking hard enough. But he remains convinced that the gub’mint will somehow stop the “flow of ammunition” so as to make our guns obsolete. Poor put-upon Buster. Guess he’s never heard of the Internet. Or reloading.


Photobucket      T. Steelman is a life-long Liberal. She has been writing online about politics since 2007. She lives in Western Washington with her husband, daughter, 2 cats and a small herd of alpacas. How can anybody be enlightened? Truth is, after all, so poorly lit…

 

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  • Hello! Gun nut here. Just want to point out that ammunition is in fact, incredibly sparse in the market. .357 while still a popular caliber pales in popularity compared to that of 9mm, .40S&W or .45 ACP. As such, availability is touch and go at best. Some stores may have in stock a package of 20 rounds of 9mm that normally sells for $15 now selling for $40+ for example. While other stores simply have nothing in stock and don’t know when more will be arriving. With the deepest of shortages involving ATK brands such as Federal Premium, Speer, CCI, Blazer, etc.

    Moongrim, the vast majority of reloaders don’t actually cast their own bullets, most purchase swaged jacketed bullets. That’s not to say there aren’t those who don’t cast their own however. Regardless of that, the casting process and the powder charging process remain entirely separate because as you pointed out, molten lead and gun powder ARE an interesting combo. I personally swage bullets rather than cast them, so there is no molten lead in my process.

    Anyways, this whole shortage isn’t badly affecting the casual shooter very much, it is is affecting those of us who have to train with our firearms multiple times a year in order to do our jobs to the best of our ability.

    Cheers.

  • Suggestion, let Buster shoot his mouth off.

    Encourage him in fact.

    That way all the Gun Loonies will get the notion that they need to MAKE their own ammo.
    Molten Leads Fumes and nitrocellulose make for an interesting combo….

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