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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - The Cooper Temple Clause
In the wake of 12 people being murdered in Washington’s Navy Yard, D.C. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton asserted that the District “is still the safest city in the United States.”
"The American people continue to demand truth and accountability for this tragedy. To date, sadly, they have received neither," says a group of 24 conservative heavyweights in an open letter to Congress, urging members to support House Resolution 36, which would create a select committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
"But why the national shortage? Here's my theory: Bullets are easy to store, nonperishable, and they hold their value or even increase in times of crisis. So they're a lot like gold or any other commodity that has served as hard money through the ages or even the canned mackerel fillets that serve as currency in U.S. prisons," says Forbes analyst Daniel Fisher. "With states like Connecticut and Colorado passing strict new restrictions on gun owners and President Obama flying around the country to drum up support for national gun control, ammo buyers are like consumers queuing for gas or loading up on gold in the inflationary 1970s. They're creating their own shortage."
"Will today's ammo hoarders be rewarded like gold buyers in 1972, or will they wind up like the folks who bought Bitcoins at $30 and watched them fall to two bucks a couple years ago?" he asks.