Letter Re: Just In Case: Preparing for the Evening and Day After Election 2016

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JWR,

I took your advice to heart. I’m actually not waiting for election day and am assuming the worst case scenario (a Hillary win).

However, one issue I have been worrying about, and I rarely hear anyone discussing it, is the possibility of the government cutting off ammunition and reloading supplies (especially powder).

As far as I know, there is only one powder manufacturer in the U.S. The rest are in Canada, Germany, and France.

It seems it would be extremely easy for a president to issue an executive order to cut off sales to the commercial market or at least put pressure on the companies to severely limit powder production. They know they can’t get all the millions of guns already in private hands but ammunition is a consumable item. It gets used up. It seems it would be an easy bottle neck to choke off.

It goes without saying that the anti-gun lobby has desired a limitation on ammo, first in number of rounds carried in a magazine but also rounds owned or stored. Any number of excuses can be constructed to justify this. (Stock piling indicates terrorism, creation of an arsenal, et cetera.) I can hear the pious BS now. “Who needs more than 10 rounds? You don’t need that to kill a deer…”

I believe powder may become unavailable in the near future. I’d like your opinion on this issue.

Thanks, JPG

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