I get tired of all the economics 101 I read on here, but this is good
Peanut Butter and 22 LR sandwiches for lunch.
and now for some more basic econ... (ugh)
they are taking the risk that the supplies will return, prices will drop and they'll be left holding the ammo and have to sell it at a discount.
On drudge today, big article about the government buying up eleventyquadrillion boolits.