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All out of ammo: US cops canít stay stocked up as gun and bullet sales soar
RT ^ | 1/10/2013 | Spencer Platt

Posted on 01/10/2013 6:27:27 PM PST by American in Israel

A spike in gun and ammunition sales has caused a nationwide shortage that has delayed police training exercises and is putting a substantial amount of weaponry in civilian hands.

Police in Atlanta, Georgia have been forced to delay training exercises due to a shortage of ammunition. The police department has put orders for more bullets on back-order, while officers are being deprived of the training that makes them capable of handling weapons.

“When you can’t get ammunition, it is very concerning,” Sandy Springs Police Chief Terry Sult tells WSBTV. “It affects our ability to be prepared. It affects the potential safety of the officers, because they’re not as proficient as they should be.”

The Sandy Springs Police Department is facing a shortage of tens of thousands of bullets and is scrambling to restock. The neighboring counties are facing an equally dire situation, with both practice ammunition and duty ammunition in short supply. Douglas County Chief Deputy Stan Copeland predicts it could be 6-8 months before the back-orders come in.

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KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; government; gun; guncontrol; police; secondamendment
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Perhaps they could beg for ammo from the TSA and the Social Security Administration.
1 posted on 01/10/2013 6:27:33 PM PST by American in Israel
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To: American in Israel

Yeah, maybe the feds shouldn’t have tried to corner the market on ammo.


2 posted on 01/10/2013 6:28:55 PM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: American in Israel
Take it up with our wannabe dictator.

He's the guy effin it up for everybody.

3 posted on 01/10/2013 6:30:27 PM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: American in Israel

The citizens are stocking up on ammo and the jackboots are running out. Win-win.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 6:33:36 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: American in Israel
Perhaps they could beg for ammo from the TSA and the Social Security Administration.

I don't believe all that they ordered was manufactured and delivered.

5 posted on 01/10/2013 6:33:55 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: American in Israel

Can’t they call the EPA, IRS, Interior, HHS, Education Department, Social Security and offer to buy? All those agencies have enforcement power now, and are buying giant stockpiles of ammunition.


6 posted on 01/10/2013 6:34:31 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: American in Israel

We’re saving the lives of dogs! Keep ammo out of the hands of police!


7 posted on 01/10/2013 6:35:08 PM PST by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis in Extremis)
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To: American in Israel

Dear Mr. Security Agent: A letter to law enforcement concerning gun control

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2975695/posts


8 posted on 01/10/2013 6:36:34 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: American in Israel

Dogs nationwide are keeping their paws crossed !


9 posted on 01/10/2013 6:36:49 PM PST by tomkat (HELL NO)
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To: chulaivn66

If even one dog’s life it saved, it’s worth it...

LOL


10 posted on 01/10/2013 6:38:05 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Alaska Wolf
I don't believe all that they ordered was manufactured and delivered.

No, but I believe they get first priority on production runs and that keeps the supply tight.

11 posted on 01/10/2013 6:38:12 PM PST by Obadiah (It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains.)
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To: American in Israel

Personally, I think ammunition and firearm manufactureres should cease selling anything but revolvers and .38 ammo to the police and cease supplying wholesalers/retailers who do. After all, no one “needs” more.


12 posted on 01/10/2013 6:38:50 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: American in Israel
“There’s been a whole lot of hysteria raised by the [National Rifle Association] about the need to stockpile guns because Obama’s going to take your guns away,” Caroline Brewer, a spokeswoman for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, tells ABC News. “It may mean more gun owners are buying more guns.”

Oh sure, blame it on the NRA instead of Obama.

The article also says,

"The federal government may have experienced a similar shortage if it didn’t prepare ahead of time: the Department of Homeland Security recently ordered 200,000 rounds of bullets at the cost of $45,000 dollars. The ammo will be delivered to a training site in South California."

What did they know and when did they know it?

13 posted on 01/10/2013 6:40:48 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: Boogieman

The citizens are stocking up on ammo and the jackboots are running out. Win-win.


You can only sell lead to free people.


14 posted on 01/10/2013 6:42:37 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Alaska Wolf

thats ok the govt can take the paper IOU’s and put them in their guns...


15 posted on 01/10/2013 6:42:37 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: American in Israel; Jet Jaguar

Call me Skeptical, but this reeks of ammo regulation next.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 6:43:08 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: snippy_about_it

Maybe if they quit firing a 100+ rounds to kill 2 unarmed people and shooting every dog they see, they wouldn’t run out so fast.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 6:45:22 PM PST by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: American in Israel

Interesting, but I call bullshit on this one, because we live not too far from a LEO only police range that is operating seven days a week, and into the night around 8:00 PM. We can hear the LEO practice from the ranch as well when we drive towards Moreno Valley from here we can see the police vehicles coming, and going from as far away as Los Angeles, and San Diego, Santa Ana, and more.

If they didn’t have the ammo then what’s all that LEO traffic, and noise?


18 posted on 01/10/2013 6:45:30 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: American in Israel
because they’re not as proficient as they should be.

The ammo you buy may save the live of my dog or your own,,, My dog and I thank you

19 posted on 01/10/2013 6:47:30 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Brad's Gramma

That was my first thought exactly. What a way to legitimize regulation of ammo sales.


20 posted on 01/10/2013 6:51:24 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

If even one dog’s life it saved, it’s worth it... /Thread


21 posted on 01/10/2013 6:52:10 PM PST by omega4179 ( Huelo azufre)
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To: andyk

ALL of this is so obviously staged. And I mean ALL of it.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 6:52:17 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Jet Jaguar
If even one dog’s life it saved, it’s worth it... LOL

dog, citizen, it doesn't matter to Chicago's Police Kommissar.

It is good to hear that they are running out of lead to pump into those pesky freedom loving taxpayers.

23 posted on 01/10/2013 6:54:00 PM PST by RugerMini14
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To: American in Israel

Sorry for being a prick - but people who waited till now have only themselves to blame if they cant get what they want


24 posted on 01/10/2013 6:54:00 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: American in Israel
feh, they're no better than anybody else, tough...
25 posted on 01/10/2013 6:55:44 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Obadiah
they get first priority on production runs

I believe the military has first priority. The order placed by DHS was a one year contingency contract which could be renewed for 4 years.

26 posted on 01/10/2013 6:56:35 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Sorry for being a prick - but people who waited till now have only themselves to blame if they cant get what they want

You;re only stating the obvious. This has been planned for a looong time!

27 posted on 01/10/2013 7:08:10 PM PST by Antoninus II
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To: American in Israel

My thoughts exactly. The feds however won’t budge.

They don’t care about how individuals can protect them selves, just how they can project their power. If push comes to shove an EMP strike would be a blessing.


28 posted on 01/10/2013 7:08:24 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: American in Israel

If cops would stop shooting helpless family pets maybe they’d have more than enough ammo.


29 posted on 01/10/2013 7:13:51 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: American in Israel
When 0bammy's agencies (DHS, SSA, USWS, NOAA, TSA, etc.) all bought billions of rounds of high-end ammo, including millions of .223 rounds, how did they know that Sandy Hook would happen and trigger ravenous public demand for ammo? HMMMM?

Wow, look at this from AUGUST 15, 2012:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ready-why-did-the-national-weather-service-request-46000-rounds-of-ammo/

And this from SEPTEMBER 18, 2012:

http://www.infowars.com/dhs-purchases-200-million-more-rounds-of-ammunition/

And then Sandy Hook on DECEMBER 14, 2012..

30 posted on 01/10/2013 7:15:36 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: American in Israel

Tough cookies. Talk to Obama.


31 posted on 01/10/2013 7:18:28 PM PST by dinodino
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To: American in Israel

bs, cops don’t practice much, maybe twice a year for the average cop.


32 posted on 01/10/2013 7:18:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Oh sure, blame it on the NRA instead of Obama.

I agree, but this *is* the Brady Center... blaming the NRA is pretty much what they do for a living.

33 posted on 01/10/2013 7:21:27 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: American in Israel

Back orders for MagPul 30 rd. AR mags exceed one million now. ROTFLOL


34 posted on 01/10/2013 7:23:40 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Call me Skeptical, but this reeks of ammo regulation next.

Yes, indeed it does. Law enforcement agencies would not be running low... not yet. They buy in bulk though LEO specialty shops.

35 posted on 01/10/2013 7:38:41 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks Travis (M)for writing what needs to be said regarding Mr. Security Man. The article has been circulated to my ‘circle of friends’. Keep the faith.


36 posted on 01/10/2013 7:41:09 PM PST by The FIGHTIN Illini
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To: American in Israel
Citizens should continue buying as much ammo as they want or can afford to keep the supply for government/law enforcement at a premium. Keeping tyranny on a short leash is a good start.
37 posted on 01/10/2013 7:42:16 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: chulaivn66

My first thought, Dogs of America rejoice!


38 posted on 01/10/2013 8:34:30 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“If push comes to shove an EMP strike would be a blessing.”

That is a sad but true comment. Would sort of level the playing field...


39 posted on 01/10/2013 8:50:59 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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"The police department has put orders for more bullets...."

What good are bullets without powder, primers, powder and shellcases? Bullets are to cartridges as flour is to bread, as cement is to concrete, etceteras. When will they ever learn?

40 posted on 01/10/2013 9:05:35 PM PST by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: American in Israel

Matt, Outstanding work.
God save us from these FOOLS!!!


41 posted on 01/10/2013 9:17:49 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: chulaivn66

“It affects our ability to be prepared. It affects the potential safety of the officers, because they’re not as proficient as they should be.”

Oh, I don’t know, not having a lot of ammo, is a good thing. Maybe they won’t shoot so many family pets for “sport.” I know I feel safer knowing that they are unable to resupply! Next thing we need to do is shut down Dunkin’ Doughnuts.


42 posted on 01/10/2013 9:21:44 PM PST by vette6387
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To: SampleMan

You know, that’s not a bad idea. If the government is threatening gun ownership then a great protest would be for gun companies to refuse to sell any more arms or ammunition to government agencies. Starve the beast and its ability to do harm to its citizens.


43 posted on 01/10/2013 9:25:21 PM PST by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: snippy_about_it

““There’s been a whole lot of hysteria raised by the [National Rifle Association] about the need to stockpile guns because Obama’s going to take your guns away,” Caroline Brewer, a spokeswoman for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, tells ABC News. “It may mean more gun owners are buying more guns.”

Paraphrasing Chevy Chase from “Xmas Vacation,” no $hit!


44 posted on 01/10/2013 9:33:28 PM PST by vette6387
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To: rockinqsranch

“If they didn’t have the ammo then what’s all that LEO traffic, and noise?”

Maybe they have a stash? Or they reload their own?


45 posted on 01/10/2013 9:38:47 PM PST by vette6387
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To: snippy_about_it

“It may mean more gunowners are buying guns.”

Not much gets past the Brady bunch.


46 posted on 01/10/2013 9:42:56 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: rockinqsranch
If they didn’t have the ammo then what’s all that LEO traffic, and noise?

Required training and qualification using (and depleting) existing ammo stocks. Multiple departments using the range will keep it busy.

Also, some departments reload practice ammo.

47 posted on 01/10/2013 10:06:26 PM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: Boogieman

Yeah, might be a good idea to buy up everything we can even if we dont need it.. if we buy it prices stay high supplies stay low and certain people cant get enough. Win win.


48 posted on 01/10/2013 10:09:29 PM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: vette6387

Works for me. I get mine in bags from Costco. If only I could get them to sell ammo.


49 posted on 01/10/2013 10:30:40 PM PST by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis in Extremis)
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To: American in Israel

Build more effing ammo factories, make jobs, it will stimulate the economy.

In WW2 we had a MASSIVE armaments manufacturing base.


50 posted on 01/10/2013 10:37:53 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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