samhill wrote:I don`t want to give the wrong impression, I own several guns myself, am a vn vet & have a right to carry permit since 1969. I just gave my opinion as to why the sudden run on ammo. Seen it before, don`t know what will happen I hear all kind of things but have heard most before. I think it`s greed plain & simple. It scares me a little when all these people that have never even thought about owning a gun feel the sudden need to run out & buy. I think most people will never need one but most people should have one & learn how & when to use. That being said I see no need for a weapon that can be easily turned into a fully automatic or the ar 15 & the like. I`ve shot them all but you can`t use them to hunt so what do you need tham for? Seems like a lot of people have way too much money to spend. If you don`t have enough & want one send me the extra gold that everyone has laying around & I promise to send you back a fair price by check. Thank-you
First, thank you for your service to this country, it has a deep personal meaning to me.
Secondly, with all due respect, I would like to challenge your argument.
A "run" on any commodity is based on something. Greed in this case is not one of them.
There is a "gut" feeling among the average citizen that should be rightly followed, it's based on Liberty and self preservation. Genuine fear that it will be impeded.
Being a veteran you know what a firearm is for, sport hunting game is recreational and it's not why the Founding Fathers enumerated weapons to parchment.
As for gold or silver for that matter, they are the only true stores of wealth. History is replete with examples of fiat currencies that have failed. Don't assume it can never happen here.