Saturday, August 18, 2007

Buy more ammo

The Brady Bunch and Jesse Jackson are having some sort of protest against guns on August 28. For those of us who think they are nothing more than a bunch of people exploiting the media for power and money, we ask that you buy some ammunition on that day, as a way of having our own protest.

"A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition."
-- Rudyard Kipling


H/T to The War on Guns

23 comments:

skywriter said...

Consider about 6 boxes of ammo for my Bushmaster M4A2 my little part for the cause. :-)

BobG said...

I reload, but I may have to at least pick up a couple of bricks of 22's.

BobG said...

Thanks for the tip. I need some snake shot for my .22

Kenny said...

I'll have to do it

Kenny said...

I was just thinking maybe we should start an E mail campaign (like national ammo day in Nov) and try to make this a big deal.

Kenny said...

Never mind I just clicked on all the links ( A mind is a terrible thing to waste)

BobG said...

I worry more about losing my mind than wasting it...

meleah rebeccah said...

If I owned a weapon, I'd surly buy some ammo that day.

But for the love of all things, PLEASE do not start an email campaign. don't we get enough spammy junk mail?

Simon Clark said...

I need to stock up on some buck and birdshot, so I'll try and get it on the 28th ;)

Wyatt Earp said...

DONE!!!

terri said...

OK, but will soft air pellets and BBs make much of a statement?

H2o said...

Can I use the ammo I buy to shoot his sorry ass?? I can't stand that man.

The Earth Bound Misfit said...

Here is my call to go buy gun stuff on the 28th.

http://tinyurl.com/2s7ggh

Thanks for mentioning this issue.

Adam said...

Hey there. I found you via a blogroll somewhere.

And forgive this ignorant question from someone partly on the "other" side of the gun issue. (My view: we need to do something about automatic weapons. Leave everything else alone.)

Here's my question: What is buying ammo going to do? On one hand, the only people going to know you did so are the people who sell the ammo, and are likely on your side anyway. And furthermore, it's not going to go bad. If you shoot for fun or go hunt, it's not like the ammo will go bad. It'll just take you longer to run out and delay your next ammo purchase down the road...

Again, sorry for the stupid question, but what am I missing here?

And thanks for visiting!

BobG said...

Hi Adam, and thank you for visiting and asking questions.

A quote from the link that I mention may help clarify:

On August 28, the Brady Campaign is teaming up with Jesse Jackson for a nationwide protest against what they call "illegal guns," meaning guns they've succeeded in banning or are working on banning. We're forming a counter-protest by encouraging gun owners across America to buy a box of ammo, or components, targets, etc., on that day.

As to your view on automatic weapons, they were strictly regulated in 1934; they are not really an issue. The only reason they pop up is because they are portrayed constantly in the movies and TV, and the media in general is grossly ignorant of their use, capabilities, and availability. Please feel free to make any comments or ask questions; I don't expect everyone to agree with me all the time, but I am always glad to explain my position and reasons, and listen to any opposing views.

GUYK said...

I can always use some more double ought buck shot

Adam said...

Thanks for the reply. Again, I'm the first to admit I've got a lot of reading and learning to do on the subject.

That 1934 regulation will be my first stop. But I still believe regulation and enforcement need to go hand in hand. What I mean by that is I simply don't believe that anyone has a need to own an AK-47 or an Uzi. And if they believe they do, I'm not so sure I trust them to be of sane mind to do so! :)

As for any hunting or sporting rifle, or non-automatic handgun, anyone who wants to own one should be permitted to do so long as they can pass a legitimate background check.

That's my view, and I hope that makes sense, even if I'm a bit misguided and/or uninformed!

BobG said...

Try to do reading from both sides of the debate; there are a lot of misconceptions out there, especially pertaining to full-auto firearms.

Hammer said...

I'm on board for ammo day. I'll be sure to remind my local shop too.

As for Adam's comment, Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness doesn't have anything to do with "need". If I want an uzi to hang on the wall,take to the range or use for home defense and I can afford it, why should I be denied?

Kenny said...

Adam
The use of the term auntomatic weapon is a lie. 99.9% (I made that number up but I bet it is close ) have semi automatic firearms. That means one pull of the trigger = one shot. I would be willing to bet that most of the anti gunners that report in the NEWS have never fired a gun and really don't know anything about them.

Nate said...

3 boxes of 45 acp for me today!

Kenny said...

I bought two boxes of 45

Nylarthotep said...

I'd buy more ammo, but there is a slight problem with my landlord. He already gets freaked when he comes into my apartment.

Maybe what I need to do is make a bargain to buy the ammo and use it in a reasonable time. Problem is I usually buy case lots.

heh. Could be fun.