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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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
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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“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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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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