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Local law enforcement face ammo shortage as gun owners, DHS stock up


Local law enforcement face ammo shortage as gun owners, DHS stock up

Local law enforcement agencies across the country are facing an ammo shortage, as gun owners concerned about new laws at the federal and state level stock up on firearms and bullets.

At the same time, the Department of Homeland Security has said it wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years — which could put further strain on the supply.

The shortage, coupled with an increase in prices, comes as many gun owners head to the stores in anticipation of new gun control laws. States like Colorado and New York have already approved such legislation, while Democrats move toward bringing a bill to the Senate floor. At the moment, the congressional bill does not include an assault-weapons ban, but a ban is expected to be floated as an amendment.



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  • KDS

    Obama taught me I need a 30 year supply of Ammo just like he has.

  • sootsme

    Um, how many agencies use hollow point ammo for training? Approximately None! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…

    • Steve Thomas

      The gun range that I go to does NOT allow FMJ on the rifle range. And I did see a police officer there once.

    • Tonto

      I contacted my congressman and got back (very promptly, to his credit) a form letter he did NOT prepare about this being routine and nothing being out of order.

      No mention of armored vehicles. Maybe we are a few months ahead of Cyprus! Be afraid; Be very afraid.

  • Doc

    We have a right, and duty, to overthrow an oppressive government. Since the government that ignores our rights is up arming then so should we.

  • ixnay00

    maybe they are trying to limit the amount of ammunition police departments have because many are saying they won’t follow the new laws against civilians

  • Gary Ray

    All this ammo would certainly cause a problem where ever it is going, look and see where it is. Can’t be that hard to find out where this is stored.

  • bob novak

    good I hope they run out. I’ll give them some of my lead bullets if they come around where they’re not welcome.

  • JJ

    Is it not time to call for a nullification of the government’s 5-year contract with ammo manufacturers? Thay already have enough to sustain a 20-year war! We all know the REAL reasons behind these massive purchases and it’s time to put and END to it. JJ- Gun Rights Across America – NY

  • Tonto

    Shouldn’t we all arm up? What if …… ?

  • Jaime Cancio

    Relax – stats out of Vietnam stated something like 6 million rounds of military ammo were expended to just kill one enemy combatant and 68 percent of the time that was actually only wounding. DHS has only six bullets per potential engaged American citizen some 5,999,994 rounds short to kill any one person. What you must ask yourself why is the DHS purchasing hollowpoint rapid expansion ammunition when according to our signatories to the Geneva Convention such ammunition used against an enemy is absolutely forbidden? It is the enemy soldiers are so much better thought of than the lowly ill thought about American citizens and this our government deems it proper to cut Americans down with ammo that can litterally cut a man, or woman for that fact, in half. Ohhhh, by the way those hollowpoint cavities can be filled and covered with toxic materials to ensure anyone wounded by one hollowpoint will surely die. What a great day…and wonder what awaits us all. And how is it that the DHS has a war component and is making ready for war when it has no rightful military place or purpose in America. Just why does it need and why is the DHS purchasing war making materials including military vehicles, drones, river patrol boats, attack helicopters, airplanes, armored vest, military style automatic weapons, military/police grade hollowpoint ammunition and the list goes on and on – all the while our military is being crippled financially and the support and care for our military men and women is being curtailed. All Americans should be asking why are our own men and women in the military are being made to be looked at as sick peoples and all their rights to firearms are taken from them?

    • Tonto

      Must be the sequester!

  • Foxmuldar

    When will our weak kneeded Politicians bring Napolitano in front of a firing squad and blast the hell out of that Socialist SOB? This whole purchase of ammo comes straight from the Whitehouse. Obama is arming his new military to use against us freedom loving Americans. If they can’t take our guns away, Obama is doing his best to keep us from buying ammunition. Isn’t it time to defund the DHS. Afterall how many terrorists have they caught since 9/11? They let Muslim bagheads go through the lines at the airport without more then a brief search. Wouldn’t want to hurt the savages feelings.

  • Dino61

    Thats ok becasue when the people rise in mass to clean house once and for all to make them answere to the laws to which they ARE NOT above and hang at the gallows for Sedition Treason and Conspiracy to overthrow these United States along with a wide assortment of other charges, then should our own Government attack its own Nation and people, what we simply do not have,….. we will take of their dead bodies………
    its called , “On Site Procurement”!


    Why do you and all of the other many organizations continue to supporting a Defacto Pretender USURPER government
    acting as though our Criminal Public Servants gone Rougue have any power
    or authoritry when in fact they no longer have any power or authority
    to do squat!! Everything they are doing is NULL AND VOID and they do NOT
    have any Legal Constitutional power or force to enforce anything. They
    are all operating OUTSIDE the Constitution!!

    Obama is a proven
    known FRAUD USURPER and as such he and his signature bares absolutely no

    power or authority whatsoever! and they want to imprison people like me

    for standing up for our Nation our Constitution and everything she
    stands for…. limiting our ability to communicate organize against
    their Seditious Treason against this Nation and our people. Well, what
    about them….what about arresting them for their
    Extreme abuse and dishonor to the Sworn Oaths they took to protect and
    defend? what about all the Crimes they have committed the Stealing and
    Embezzlement of Trillions of Dollars their violations of the Logan Act
    meeting in secret behind the backs of the American people meeting in
    secret with Foreign governments and eneymy agents providing aid and
    comfort to them planning

    for the deliberate destruction of America the Disarming of America
    (which will never happen and there will be a severe price to pay for
    attempting it). Using our own tax dollars against us deliberately
    participating in Mass Genocide against the American people and now they
    are open about their criminal agenda and now
    want to tag us and track us like livestock (not happening) they will
    hang first! Using our moneys against us building underground dumb bases
    and Nazi
    Hitler FEMA PRISON Camps behind our backs poisoning our Air and soil
    with CHEMTRAILS, working with Monsanto and Bill gates to poison our Food
    water and vaccines……and you wonder where our money is going?????
    They stop allowing children from visiting the White House, the PEOPLES
    HOUSE cause there is no money!? yet they can easily find 250 million to
    support the Muslim Brotherhood?? (because they are to busy stealing it
    and using it to destroy America and the American people because it is
    the only way they will be able to bring about their perverted criminal
    Nazi 4th Reich NWO) This Government and its criminal associates are all
    guilty of Treason
    and Mis Prison of Treason as well as a host of other crimes…….HELL
    NO! Over our dead bodies and theirs HELL NO its not happening!

    are all biting off far more than they can chew and they are going to
    all end up at the end of a rope where they belong! The 2nd Revolution is
    close at hand and it won’t even be anything like the a Cival war
    becasue its going to be all 50 States and our armed forces against them!

    long as this NWO Puppet FRAUD USURPER is in the office of President the
    Constitution is clear: As long as there is a FRAUD USURPING the office
    of President Congress and the Senate can make and pass NO LAWS!!!!

    No laws of Congress are valid

    “Congress can pass no law while a usurper pretends to occupy “the
    Office of President.” The Constitution provides that “[e]very Bill which
    shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall,
    before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United
    States” (Article I, Section 7, Clause 2). Not to a usurper posturing as
    “the President of the United States,” but to the true and rightful
    President. If no such true and rightful President occupies the White
    House, no “Bill” will or can, “before it become a Law, be presented to
    [him].” If no “Bill” is so presented, no “Bill” will or can become a
    “Law.” And any purported “Law” that the usurper “approve[s]” and
    “sign[s],” or that Congress passes over the usurper’s “Objections,” will
    be a nullity. Thus, if Obama deceitfully “enters office” as an usurper,
    Congress will be rendered effectively impotent for as long as it
    acquiesces in his pretenses as “President.””


    He Could not be Removed Except by Force

    If Obama does become an usurper posturing as “the President,”
    Congress cannot even impeach him because, not being the actual
    President, he cannot be “removed from Office on Impeachment for, and
    Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”
    (see Article II, Section 4). In that case, some other public officials
    would have to arrest him—with physical force, if he would not go along
    quietly—in order to prevent him from continuing his imposture.
    Obviously, this could possibly lead to armed conflicts within the
    General Government itself, or among the States and the people.

    Bear in mind that as an imposter Commander–in-Chief of the Armed Forces, “he will be entitled to no obedience whatsoever from anyone in those forces.
    Indeed, for officers or men to follow any of his purported “orders”
    will constitute a serious breach of military discipline—and in extreme
    circumstances perhaps even “war crimes.” In addition, no one in any
    civilian agency in the Executive Branch of the General Government will
    be required to put into effect any of Obama’s purported “proclamations,”
    “executive orders,” or “directives” (Viera, J.).

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