The only thing that stops a good guy with a gun is Obama buying up all the ammo. And long lines.
by Barry Friedman
Why can't stores keep ammunition in stock?Probably has to do with the arrant bullshit coming from the NRA about how the government is coming to confiscate the guns.
To be fair, the question was posed before Monday's shooting at the Naval Shipyard in Washington D.C, and I'd like to think, even in Oklahoma, the representative who asked wouldn't have done so today.
State Representative Mike Ritze of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, (now that he's done proofreading the Ten Commandments), says he's worried about the shortage of bullets and rounds in the state and believes he knows what the problem is.
He’s talked to manufacturers who say they are working 24/7 to keep up with the demand so he says it has to be either federal restrictions or hoarding.All right, so maybe not the most exhaustive investigation.
Again, I digress.
“I think it’s all of the above. "I just want to get to the bottom of it, because I have never seen a shortage in my recent history when you go to Walmart and the shelves are barren and they ration them."Ritze says he's heard from his constituents about the long lines and the lack of ammo in several Green Country stores and decided to take action.
His letter to Walmart and Academy stores in his district ask the retailers if the ammo shortage is a national problem or a local one.And pity the poor ammunition seller.
"We've even, as a small shop, had to ration 100 rounds per customer, per day."Long lines, only 100 rounds per customer? Well, fu*k, there goes the Republic, because what's the point of having 270-million guns in this country, if folks don't have enough ammo to play "bang-bang" with the kids?
Ritze does admit he sees light at the end of the firing range.
"I have seen a little bit, but it's not anything that I can say that we're seeing a turnaround yet."But if the situation isn't resolved to his satisfaction, he will take action.
Ritze said depending on the response from the retailers, he may call for legislative hearings at the State Capitol during the next legislative session.And this is how we waste our time in Oklahoma.
Two weeks ago, the state legislature held a special session--yes, special session--to handle tort reform, which will only benefit the insurance lobby and, now, Ritze wants to hold hearings to find out where the bullets are.
Wait! I hear a giant sucking sound.
Yesterday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 92-0 to approve House Bill 1004, authored by state Representative T.W. Shannon (R-62) and state Senators Brian Bingman (R-3) and Anthony Sykes (R-24). HB 1004 contains critical protections against attempts to bankrupt the American firearms industry through erroneous lawsuits that would threaten the availability of firearms to consumers. The NRA thanks all state Representatives who voted for this critical protection of the Second Amendment.Hard to decide if it's the audacity, gullibility, or mendacity that's most depressing.