The argument is pure bullshit.<quoted text>
he may have been a little off on his number and the dept, but the argument is valid: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2013/0...
The Case Against Rumors of Government Ammo Stockpiling, in Charts
Numerous local media outlets are reporting on shortages of ammunition. That, paired with a recent Homeland Security procurement request, has given rumormonger extraordinaire Alex Jones a chance to kick up rumors that the government is hoarding ammo either to arm a secret army (as some have worried) or to prevent lawful gun owners from accessing it, as a United States Senator charged over the weekend.
That's not true. And the numbers make that clear.
The simple reason for the spike in ammunition sales is that people are buying more guns. We've repeatedly shared data on one of the best metrics of gun sales in the United States — background check requests performed by the FBI. At the end of last year, with the perfect paranoia storm of the reelection of Barack Obama and the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, sales skyrocketed, setting a variety of single-day and weekly sales records.