November 19th is National Ammo Day. (Click the image for a larger view.)
The event's Web site explains:
The goal of National Ammo Day is to empty the ammunition from the shelves of your local gun store, sporting goods, or hardware store and put that ammunition in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Make your support of the Second Amendment known—by voting with your dollars!
There are an estimated 75 MILLION gun owners in the United States of America. If each gun owner or Second Amendment supporter buys 100 rounds of ammunition, that’s 7.5 BILLION rounds in the hands of law-abiding citizens!
The gun/ammunition manufacturers have been taking the brunt of all the frivolous lawsuits, trying to put these folks out of business. Well, not if we can help it! And we CAN help it by buying ammunition on November 19!
There's more at the link.
I submit that it's particularly important to send this message in the light of the new, underhanded tactics being tried by the anti-gun lobby. The recent passage of initiative 594 in Washington state is a classic example. No Lawyers - Only Guns And Money has an excellent two part summary of what it means for shooters there. He points out that Washington was the first state in which this approach has succeeded, but if Bloomberg and his ilk have anything to say about it, it won't be the last. Such laws make it legally impossible to introduce anyone to the shooting sports, because they make it illegal to allow them to touch, inspect or shoot any firearm unless and until it's been transferred to them. That's iniquitous - but it's probably exactly what the anti-gunners intended all along. Go read Part One and Part Two of his essay. It's chilling.
Let's send a message tomorrow by buying bullets, rather than firing them. If enough of us do so, we'll be heard . . . and I'd far rather be heard through my wallet than through the muzzle of a rifle. There's no turning back from that.