of course militaries CAN stockpile, but military weapons become outdated after a period of time, but I suppose that is what creates the surplus market. It'd be nice if the machine gun act of 1928(?) would be repealed or amended so we could buy modern firearms from the CMP. That would help cover the cost of the military, and would be mutually beneficial for the individual and the military.
What I'm getting at is that stockpiling small arms and destroying them once they become outdated a few years later is a gross waste of public funds, whereas if the military produced according to its peacetime needs, with a nice reserve of weapons, and sold off old, outdated, or worn out rifles and other equipment, the military would use far less taxpayer money than if it held enough in stockpile to fight a full scale war, just to melt most of it down a few years later.
Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein. -Friedrich Nietzsche, Jenseits von Gut und Böse
Last edited by John Galt; 10-12-2007 at 12:09 AM.