Skip to comments.Police Departments Beg And Barter For Ammo While DHS Buys Up 1.6 Billion Rounds In Past Year
Posted on 03/22/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
The nationwide shortage of ammunition has left many police departments scrambling to get their hands on the necessary rounds - with some even bartering among each other.
Meanwhile, Rep. Timothy Huelskamp (R-Kansas) says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has failed to respond to multiple members of Congress asking why DHS bought more than 1.6 billion rounds in the past year.
Police Chief Cameron Arthur of Jenks, Oklahoma says, "Ammunition and assault weapons in general have skyrocketed...In addition to the fact, not only is it a lot more expensive, but the time to get it could be six months to a year, or in some cases even longer."
Know what I find far more incredible?
That Republicans are not demanding answers.
Once again the Republicans are cowering off in the corner, ever afraid of a Democrat the MSM calling them a nut. And the Democrats walk all over them like a door mat ever threatening that they might sneak up behind these Republicans and shout, “BOO”.
When money becomes “printable” in practically unlimited quantities, it can be used by government as a weapon through otherwise free markets. That is, until the paper becomes worthless like in Zimbabwe...
can’t he go to the local tireshops and get a bucket of wheel weights?
Agreed...Where the hell are Repubics on this?
Maybe it’s time they started to step up and keep their oaths to the Constitution.
FYI tire weights are no longer Pb in many areas.
AmmunitionStore.com and CTD are pretty much sold out of 9 mm, .308, and 7.62x39 and very low on .40 and .45. I bought .40 and .45 recently for over $1/rd.
My local Walmart has not had any common caliber ammo since late last summer.
They have a few dusty boxes of bird shot and some odd caliber stuff that looks like surplus from the siege of Khartoum.
And the manager says he has no idea when they will recieve an ammo shipment.
Ammo shelves in many places have been empty for months and months.
I thought I saw a thread yesterday where they had the beotch up before Congress to answer for the hug ammo purchases and it absolutely refused to answer their questions. It should have been sent to jail for contempt of Congress.
It still could be the 1973 toilet paper shortage syndrome.
For several weeks, people perceived (due to a joke by Johnny Carson) a shortage so bought up every bit of toilet paper as it was delivered to stores, perpetuating the perception of shortage.
My hubby uses them to cast balls for his black powder rifle but they aren’t much use for anything else. The weights have too much other junk in them. Makes it too hard and will tear up your weapon. Could be used in an absolute emergency I suppose.
It was THE PLAN from the start. They can’t outlaw guns, so they disrupt the ammo supply by buying up all the product..........
No tin foil hat necessary. This was intentional. This was deliberate. This was planned. This is treason.......
Found a new way to skin the cat.............
Seriously, are they buying up .22 LR?