Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Contact Us | Routes Available | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Do you believe the government is behind the ongoing shortage of rifle and pistol ammunition available for purchase by the public?

  1. Absolutely
  2. Possibly
  3. Doubtful
  4. Unbelievable
 
 
 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(50)

takkak

Dec-10-13 12:11 AM

People are buying everything up before their property taxes go up for the third consecutive year. Vote NO.

6 Agrees | 7 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MarkHighwater

Dec-10-13 12:21 AM

They will have to pull that tax increase from my cold dead hands....READ MY LIPS...NO NEW TAXES

5 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

garmst

Dec-10-13 1:35 AM

Another Dumb Thing To Ask Form MDN

7 Agrees | 6 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

kingdom

Dec-10-13 7:43 AM

another conspiracy dreamed up by the rwcf. The gun and ammo manufacturers love it. They have had record profits for the last few years. How does it feel to be duped?

8 Agrees | 7 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MattRothchild

Dec-10-13 8:04 AM

Depends.

If by "behind", you mean rattling the sabre at firearms owners, thereby inducing them to engage in panic buying, then the answer is "yes".

By the way, this is how you'd conclude if you devoted even 5 minutes of legitimate cause/efect analysis to this matter while remaining committed to intellectual honesty. There are too many who offer up facile "analysis" while committing many acts of willful blindness.

3 Agrees | 9 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

muleskinner

Dec-10-13 9:24 AM

There are 300 million guns in the US. The next closest in the contest is Germany with 35 million.

You will need lots of ammo to fill orders for 300 million rifles and shotguns.

You will have a shortage if everybody buys at the same time, especially if they double the orders. I suspect they have.

I suggest you by more.

5 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

animal

Dec-10-13 9:28 AM

Anyone who doesn't believe that there is a direct effort by Gov. to take guns out of the hands of free people, is a complete and utter idiot!

4 Agrees | 6 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MattRothchild

Dec-10-13 9:33 AM

VERITAS: the "facts" presented by the one side on this issue are based on insufficient analysis and fail to dig deeply enough or look far enough into the issue.

And yet, they have the gall to say that this is all driven by the industry that manufactures this and not by, say, statements to the effect that since going after the actual firearms hasn't worked, they should go after the ammunition instead.

Or maybe those aren't facts you'd like to consider either before blaming the industry.

3 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

centerfield

Dec-10-13 9:51 AM

Isn't it wonderful that people are so easily miss led. With the 300 million guns already out there, some of you really believe that the government will come and take them away? You guys are nuts!! Guess where the manufacturers put their advertising money? Well, with the NRA and the right wing talkies, and any other organization that will try to scare the public. I am sure that I will lose my guns too....NOT. I have owned guns and hunted since I was a kid and no one will come and get my guns. It won't happen but then again, death panels might????

4 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

bushandcheneylied

Dec-10-13 9:58 AM

Doesnt it make all you gun nuts feel good that your finally making a sacrifice for your country defense.Sleep well.

2 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MattRothchild

Dec-10-13 10:04 AM

"With the 300 million guns already out there, some of you really believe that the government will come and take them away?"

No, I don't. That's the point. If you can't take them away, then make them worthless. You've completely missed the point of what's being discussed...and I think you did it on purpose.

3 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

polidork

Dec-10-13 10:23 AM

Matt: so the government is making guns worthless by causing shortages of ammo? Is that seriously what you're arguing? Seriously?!

1 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MattRothchild

Dec-10-13 10:25 AM

"industry began it's campaign about an ultra-liberal President who was going to take away you guns baloney!

Follow the money..."

And if he'd had no history or interest in doing this, guess what wouldn't have happened?

Remember, there was a similar runup back in late 2006/early 2007, when the winners of that mid-term election got into office and proposed a number of draconian bills that, thankfully, went nowhere. But the point was someone in Washington, through their actions, wanted to go through with it. Had there not been that presence, none of the panic buying would have happened.

Assign blame where it belongs, not try to raise a smokescreen to make "those people" feel foolish. After all, we know THAT'S part of an endgame too.

3 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MattRothchild

Dec-10-13 10:26 AM

If you can't use something because a critical component of the system is missing, yes, it becomes worthless.

3 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MattRothchild

Dec-10-13 10:34 AM

Worthless--render them unusable. This isn't that hard.

3 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

muleskinner

Dec-10-13 11:12 AM

Smith and Wesson's stock soared.

In 2004, it was 1.49. In 2007, it was 21 dollars. Then 2008 crashed the price with the financial crisis in October. Today, it is 12 dollars with earnings of 1.34 or 90 percent of its ask in 2004.

The shareholders of Smith and Wesson greatly appreciate Obama's single-handed effort to hand them money they thought they would never have. Guns have been flying off the shelves.

When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. And, while they are still legal, you ship guns to drug cartels in Mexico. And, you use drones to kill people in Afghanistan. And, you shamelessly use Sandy Hook victims to achieve your ends of gun control legislation. And, you become a duplicitous hypocrite like Barack Obama has always been.

When you are a fraud and a charlatan, people take notice.

President Obama is to blame, if there is any blame, it belongs to Oblameo.

5 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

bushandcheneylied

Dec-10-13 11:42 AM

Straight out of Republican canidate steve Forbes magazine.Rush must be next to back it up.We all know how trustworthy his info is.HA,HA,

5 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MattRothchild

Dec-10-13 1:09 PM

"Straight out of Republican canidate steve Forbes magazine"

Strange, because Forbes Magazine is widely considered to be a more than legitimate media outlet; the accusations that FM is just a partisan hack rag are virtually unheard of.

Unless, I suppose, it prints something that invalidates something that someone has already decided is true.

5 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

MattRothchild

Dec-10-13 1:12 PM

"We’re causing the shortage"

While true, you need to dig deeper into the cause/effect dynamic at work instead of ending your analysis with such glaring omission. You know there's more to it. After all, who/what is creating the "unknown" that drives the paranoia? Your inability to look more deeply is telling.

4 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

SayWhat

Dec-10-13 1:19 PM

The government is behind the shortage, it is only because of their policies that have caused the public to buy more ammunition than they normally would have. If the government was behind the shortage, someone from the manufacturing end would talk and blame the shortage on the government. So the answer is Yes and No.

3 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

JackAaah

Dec-10-13 2:53 PM

In South Africa, Obama said in his speech that he will die defending his ideals......don't you right-wingers say the same or we of the Democrat Party will call you extremist radicals.....

4 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

bushandcheneylied

Dec-10-13 3:32 PM

Mat,If you think steve forbes is a legitimate fact getter I am sorry for your inability to seperate fact from fiction,May the force be with you.

6 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

polidork

Dec-10-13 4:07 PM

if you really think the government is buying up all the ammo, then you're either delusional, uneducated, or extremely gullible. All you crazies have been screaming that the sky is going to fall for the last 5 years, and what has happened? A booming economy, a more robust foreign policy, a shrinking deficit, and zero attempts by any government entity to come after your guns or - and I can't believe I even have to write this - buy up all the ammo. And a local 'news'paper publishing questions like this is quite despicable. MDN: you need to raise your standards, or perhaps even develop some.

7 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

takkak

Dec-10-13 8:22 PM

Yep, voted no and no

3 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

takkak

Dec-10-13 9:54 PM

The Minot Public Schools bond issue has failed: Yes: 4,340 (50%) No: 4,349 (50%)

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 25 of 50 comments Show More Comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web