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)
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.
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…