The police certainly didn’t use any ammo to protect your neighbor’s small businesses from looters this summer, did they? And I don’t remember the cops using any of their ammo to oppose the unconstitutional closure of churches last fall. Come to think of it, I don’t recall very many cases at all where the police did anything other than closely follow the orders of politicians.
So what do the police use ammo for?
Well, why don’t you ask Duncan Lemp? And if you can’t get ahold of him, ask Tamir Rice, Atatiana Jefferson, Ryan Whitaker, or Daniel Shaver. The list goes on.
Civilians — the people left to fend for themselves against mobs of rioters — can barely find ammo in stock anywhere. And the little ammo that is available is selling for inflated prices.
If ammo manufacturers are still serving law enforcement agencies — especially at discounted rates — it begs the question: “Which side are they on?”
What word would you use to describe a neighbor who runs a crowbar store and offers a discount to burglars? “Friend” probably isn’t the first one that comes to mind.
Sure, agency contracts are big money. But there’s no lack of demand on ammo right now. For an ammo vendor, snubbing your law enforcement customers certainly might be viewed as ‘biting the hand that feeds.’ But at some point, vendors are also feeding the mouth that bites.
— En Bloc Press in Ammo Sales to Law Enforcement Feed The Mouth That Bites
Sending a ‘Peaceful, Lawful, Free-Market Political Message’ With a Police Ammo Sales Moratorium