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
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yup, gun control at it’s finest...Can’t confiscate your weapons?? Screw it. You can have your weapons.as far as ammo is concerned....You can have what ya got and after that there is no more ammunition.
Friend has a reloader....says we’re ok...
No lead wheel weights are a travesty for boolit casters nation wide.
The government doesn’t deal with local distributors, they go straight to the manufacturers. Buy it in huge quantities, to tie up the factories making the the order. Small orders have to wait.....and wait.....and wait...........
I half am expecting to next hear rumors that the DHS is building “reeducation camps” in remote areas. With this administration you don’t need to be paranoid to think such things.
You can alloy cast wheel weights to make them suitable for any subsonic round. You can even use wheel weights to make good high velocity rounds with a gas check.
The problem is finding lead wheel weights. They are still legal in my state but most of the tire shops use the no lead variety because that is what their vendors supply now.
Even if you find a bucket of lead, you have to go through piece by piece to get rid of the no lead ones before melting them.
A real trajedy.
A few days ago I saw some of Baltimore’s finest load cases marked as handgun cartridges into the trunk, back seat and floor of the backseat of an unmarked 4 door sedan. A lot of ammo. They were about one block away from Downtown HQ just past lunchtime. Hmmmm.
A Resolution in the United States House of Representatives:
“That by stockpiling a vast surplus of ammunition for undisclosed purposes, the Department of Homeland Security has destabilized the ammunition market in the United States by creating an artificial shortage that has deprived both the public and law enforcement organizations throughout the US of the ammunition they both want and need for their own purposes.
“Therefore the DHS is directed to sell as surplus 1 billion rounds in its inventory at auction, in lots not greater than 100,000 rounds each to a single individual or organization, and which excludes any federal employee, contractor or organization. Furthermore, that this ammunition auction shall be at a price limited 70% of the cost of procurement and no higher.”
These damn whack job liberals are for real!
Maybe so, but guess what, a SINGLE bullet can take out any one of them.
We will see them coming before they see us coming.
Local police chief went to a gun shop for some 9mm. Needed to qualify with his personal carry piece. He needed several boxes.
Shop owner would sell him 1 box.
Obama doesn’t have enough of our tax money to keep the country running but he’s sure as hell has enough to buy up all the ammunition? What a piece of shit!
Yes. So is Cabelas, Wal-Mart and everywhere else.
What happened to all those white vans that were posted here as parked vehicles waiting for the UN or something?
It is supply and demand, people have been buying up ammo since 2008, there was a little lull in there when hope took over and they thought Obama wouldn’t be elected but that didn’t last long.
Around here the retired guys know when each place gets shipments and they are there and they buy them all.
Then you add in the government buying all that ammo and it gets pretty scarce,
I’m amazed the free market has not filled this void yet.
I would probably less amazed if I knew how much red tape an entrepreneur would have to go through to manufacture, sell and distribute ammo.
Yep, they are buying all of it! It took me all day to find some 22LR. I found a box of 500 rounds at a gun range across town. A friend also sold me about 250 of hers. I’m trying to stock up when I can.
That is what I thought when I saw the picture, one bullet and look at all the guns you have.
This does not pass the smell test at all...something is up
I agree with you. The free market should have filled the void but something big is going on. No way in hell should there be an ammo shortage.
Yes. And destroying it. Heard a report of a large container of .22lr on a Marine base. Anything to keep it out of our hands.
it could be six months to a year, or in some cases even longer.”
I’m sure there must be ammo makers out there who could put consumers first before they sell to government. Simply put government orders on the back burner for six months to a year.
The “this isn’t unusual” argument was working for me bec a few folks showed that large purchases have been made in the past and — at least on the surface — the math seemed to work.
But if cops can’t get ammo and gov’t officials REFUSE to answer...I’m not buying it anymore. Something really stinks.
The damn government thinks all it has to do is buy all the ammunition? The media says nothing???
Guess who still lives in the same country as the rest of us, and whose home address can be discovered without much trouble?
These bastards think that free men and women, American patriots, are just going to cower in their homes and let them do as they please to us.
They've got a nasty surprise coming if they try...
Steel casing? If so, recommend you don’t use it unless as last resort.
I then proceeded to tell him...what about the hollow points? He said that was a good question.
I then asked him about the 2700 armored vehicles...and he said...he'd not heard of that.
They’ve got a nasty surprise coming if they try...
These liberal psycho’s are pushing it way to far...Wake up America!!!
They don’t want the local police to have ammuntion either because they don’t trust them. When will Obama’s army roll?
DHS, the Department of Homeland Security, is supposed to keep us, the folks, safe, right? Wrong! They will be tasked with protecting the REGIME from US!
Anyone remember this, Obama saying we need a ‘civilian security force”?
Are they so scared of us that they must create their own army to control us? More proof that liberalism is a mental desease. They are done trying to convert the Americans who will not follow. They know we never will.
Maybe it’s time to give them what they have been asking for...
He did manage to get his hands on some pretty big sheets of lead that someone salvaged out of a building they tore down on post. That and the 5 gal. bucket of wheel weights should keep us going into the next century.
Those who will be GIVING THE ORDERS to confiscate our weapons, that's who! Get that information NOW, before the public records can be scrubbed. They will be the first taken out if we are smart.
I hope not. It's hard enough getting ammo as it is. Just imagine what it would be like if you racheted up demand even more by having the lamestream report it to the sheeple.
I stood in line for an hour this morning and couldn't get anything but some .22s for plinking. They sold out of 9mm about 6 people ahead of me.
***** “DHS, the Department of Homeland Security, is supposed to keep us, the folks, safe, right? Wrong! They will be tasked with protecting the REGIME from US!” *****
Bump and Repeat as necessary
Find a friend that works in radiology at a Hospital.
Sheets of Pure lead!
Getting ready for a major change!
Well, if DHS bought the equivalent numbers of brass, primers, and powder, and have the reloading machines to produce ammunition, then they’ll. have something useful that be fired from a gun.
I don’t see why this is a problem for PDs....they seldom practice/maybe twice a year.
I say, let them buy their own ammo.
I'm curious, interested..and as always looking at worst case scenarios.
I'm not sure whats going to happen...
I don't think anyone here does..........
Yes. .40, 45, 9mm, .223, 7.62, etc are out at most retail places. You can find some very expensive hallow point stuff and 7mm and other hunting only rounds. The retailers that have are selling it for nearly double what it was.
“I say, let them buy their own ammo.”
Anyone suggesting that union members pay for anything they are used to getting for free is likely to be pulled over and beaten on the way home. Better drive safely.
Given that Congress has the power of the purse, Obama shouldn’t have the funding to be able to equip his own private army imo. So Congress should be impeached as well as Obama concerning this issue.
Sorta like how Holder when to jail for refusing a subpoena?