Rick Wiles, pastor, radio host, and conspiracy theorist, believes that there is a secret stockpile of bullets hoarded under the Obama administration for the purpose of quelling an uprising. Now, he says, Donald Trump should put those two billion bullets to use in stopping the protests that are ongoing in Portland.
Right Wing Watch captured a clip from Rick Wiles on his Tru News show talking about protests in Portland. He calls on his viewers to reach out to Donald Trump and pass on the word that “he is now in possession of the [O]bama bullets, two billion [O]bama bullets.” He says, “You don’t have to tolerate this anymore. They were purchased for the purpose of putting down an insurrection. Well, you got one!”
Radical conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles tells Trump to take the billions of bullets that Obama supposedly stockpiled and put them "to good use" against protesters. pic.twitter.com/yESP8TriTy
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) July 24, 2020
The notion that the Federal government is hoarding ammunition for various nefarious reasons, including causing shortages so that the average consumer can’t access it, isn’t new. CBS reported in 2013 that the conspiracy theory was actually inspiring a legislative bill, which would have prevented government agencies from purchasing more ammunition in any month than that department purchased, on average, in a month between 2001 and 2009. Senator Jim Inhofe actually perpetuated the conspiracy theory, saying, “President Obama has been adamant about curbing law-abiding Americans’ access and opportunities to exercise their Second Amendment rights. One way the Obama Administration is able to do this is by limiting what’s available in the market with federal agencies purchasing unnecessary stockpiles of ammunition.”
In the Tru News show notes, Wiles’ team further describes the alleged ammunition as “the billions of bullets Barack Hussein Obama hoarded to round up Christians and constitutionalists under a President Hillary Clinton.”
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