A recent opinion piece appearing in the Daily Caller which suggests that the federal government is purchasing large amounts of ammunition with the purpose of killing American citizens is so deranged that even the conspiracy-peddling National Rifle Association has debunked the claim.
In the piece, which appears in Daily Caller’s Guns and Gear section, retired U.S. Army Major General Jerry Curry wrote that “[p]otentially each hollow nose bullet” purchased by the Social Security Administration for its law enforcement arm “represents a dead American.”
He then asked, “If so, why would the U.S. government want the SSA to kill 174,000 of our citizens, even during a time of civil unrest? Or is the purpose to kill 174,000 of the nation’s military and replace them with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) special security forces, forces loyal to the [Obama] Administration, not to the Constitution?”
In the closing paragraph of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action press release explaining the legitimate reasons behind recent government ammo purchases, the NRA urges its followers to instead focus on NRA-approved conspiracy theories including “a cover-up of a disastrous Mexican gun smuggling operation” and “President Obama touting a ban on popular semi-automatic firearms.”
The NRA continues to raise money by falsely claiming that Obama intends to ban civilian ownership of firearms and by pushing fabrications about the failed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Operation Fast and Furious.