Of course this do-gooder misses the point – regulating ammo – ‘scuse me, “bullets” – won’t address her concerns.
If you’re going to write on an issue, and least try and be knowledgeable. Because nobody ever abuses prescription medicine. Overdoses, intentional or accidental, never happen anymore. Pharmacies never get robbed. And of course we won the war on drugs, didn’t we?
Preaching to the choir of course, as none of them read this site certainly – but a ban on M855/5.56, becomes precedent to ban any center-fire carteridge. Bet on it. Bet the farm on it. That is what is going to come if they rule-make in this fashion.
So, what to do. Well, I donno. You can comment – see other links for that and certainly do. You can write your representatives – but with rare exception, they do little. Both options, in this fight, are what must be done nonetheless. But what else. Again, I don’t know.
I do know doing something is better than doing nothing. That, is why I say if you have any accessibility to your local political fixtures, senators, representatives, commissioners, mayors, and on and on: start a discussion. They are interested. They will listen to you. Well, at least here in the panhandle of Florida.
So, its Christmas time of course. You never know when you may get to step out under the guise of Christmas shopping, and find yourself some good fortune… .
Went out to our local WalMart a couple of days ago, FIL and I. As we were standing at the Ammo case, we longed for better days when .22 ammo was a-plenty. Not a single box in sight… .
Me: “Well, no .22’s. I guess I could get some of that 5.56 over there for a good deal (picture below – looks promising. Israeli made, imported by Federal. Odd head-stamp though).”
FIL: [Sigh]. “Yep. Guess so.”
A 3rd guy comes sauntering down the isle, about the same time a WW drone comes wandering by…from the opposite direction.
WW drone: “You guys need anything?”
3rd guy: “Yeah, I wanted some .22, you have any?”
WW drone: “Well, I got some 225’s in the back… .” (225’s?)
FIL heard 225’s and I’m not sure what he thought, but he must not have heard the rest as he trudged away… . I was not sure what 225’s were either, until 3rd guy asked,
3rd guy: “long rifle…?”
WW d: “yep.”
Drone then disappeared to get the mystery 225’s. Those drones move pretty fast. By then FIL was already at the end of the isle. I am not sure whether it was selective hearing, being hard of hearing, or what, but suddenly it dawned on him. Skittering back up to 3rd guy –
FIL: “.22’s!?!?! Long rifle .22’s?!?!”
Why yes, 3rd guy said.
I have not seen FIL run that fast in a long time, after WW drone.
Among 3rd guy, FIL and I, we ended up with 3 boxes apiece.
Pretty good, as .22 availability seems hit or miss. Better than a year ago perhaps, but more likely not on the shelf, or hidden in the back. The difference, you can find it and there are no jostling hordes mobbing for any pittance… . And pricing was good. Not great, but easy to get a couple boxes, even on a budget.
But then, today, as I took better half and MIL out shopping:
Jackpot! Maybe FIL will get one in his stocking. Or, maybe not. Should I tell him they have scads – multiple cases – still over there?
So, patience and time, and it can be found. I have what I need and will share for the Holidays.
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