At the same time federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security are buying up ammunition stockpiles around the country and shipping large quantities overseas for use by the military, the Obama administration is now pushing states to mandate lead-free “green ammunition.”
Some sources even describe the developments as a conspiracy to limit Americans’ Second Amendment right.
Unprecedented ammunition shortages have been in headlines for months, with stores often limiting purchases to one or two boxes, if they have the desired caliber at all. Often retail shelves that used to hold abundant ammunition supplies display nothing but dust.
Now it appears the developments creating that unwelcome convergence include a campaign to move toward non-toxic, non-lead bullets because of “health concerns” associated with lead, the mass purchases government is known to make, and even the shipments of supplies overseas.