08:16 – The supply of 5.56/.223 ammo is already drying up. I just checked Cabela’s for 5.56/.223 ammunition, and it seems that they’re no longer selling it on their website. I suspect that Emperor Obama’s diktat may have something to do with that. He seems determined to use his last two years in office to destroy what’s left of our Constitutional rights by ignoring Congress and the Supreme Court and ruling by executive decree. Sometimes I almost wish I were religious so that I could hope he’d rot in hell.
Those of you who are prepping might be well advised to treat firearms acquisition as a matter of urgency. If you’re not yet armed, drive down to Dick’s or Gander Mountain or Walmart and buy a 12-gauge riot shotgun or three. Do it today. The best bargain going in this class is the Mossberg Maverick 88 security model, which currently sells for less than $200, but any short-barrel Mossberg 500 or a Remington 870 is also a good choice. While you’re there, pick up as many buckshot (#4 or #00) or rifled slugs as you can afford, but at least 100 to 250 rounds per gun. Do it today, but expect the place to be crowded.
12:19 – Barbara and I just got back from a Costco run. Paul and Mary were busy this weekend, so we took advantage of the extra space in the Trooper by filling two shopping carts and buying bulky stuff like cases of toilet paper, paper towels, and paper napkins. I got very little shelf-stable food this run. Two 3-liter bottles of olive oil, a few #10 cans of fruit and vegetables, six jars each of spaghetti sauce and applesauce, and a couple 5-pound cans of lemonade powder.