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Reps challenge DHS ammo buys, say agency using 1,000 more rounds per person than Army
Posted on 04/25/2013 6:44:00 PM PDT by Nachum
The hearing itself was unusual, as questions about the department's ammunition purchases until recently had bubbled largely under the radar -- on blogs and in the occasional news article. But as the Department of Homeland Security found itself publicly defending the purchases, lawmakers gradually showed more interest in the issue.
Democratic Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., at the opening of the hearing, ridiculed the concerns as "conspiracy theories" which have "no place" in the committee room.
But Republicans said the purchases raise "serious" questions about waste and accountability.
Chaffetz, who chairs one of the House oversight subcommittees holding the hearing Thursday, revealed that the department currently has more than 260 million rounds in stock. He said the department bought more than 103 million rounds in 2012 and used 116 million that same year -- among roughly 70,000 agents.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ammo; army; banglist; dhs; dhsammo; guncontrol; reps; secondamendmen; secondamendment
posted on 04/25/2013 6:44:00 PM PDT
Well 200 shots and they missed the perps in Boston. Apparently agents need more practice.
had bubbled largely under the radar
Radar in LA or NY, maybe. Everyone in flyover country that is looking for ammo knows about the 5 year contract.
They need to get out more.
I remember a conspiracy theory about a president who had sex in the oval office.
posted on 04/25/2013 6:47:17 PM PDT
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posted on 04/25/2013 6:56:35 PM PDT
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well it’s about damn time somebody did something
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posted on 04/25/2013 9:33:03 PM PDT
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Treat ‘em like Andy did Barney...one round, in the shirt pocket. If and when they need it, they can “load up.”
posted on 04/25/2013 11:00:36 PM PDT
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Could this be an attempt to drive smaller Gun Shops out of business?
If they have no product to sell they can earn no profit to pay for expenses and payroll.
Could this be an attempt to drive smaller Gun Shops out of business? If they have no product to sell they can earn no profit to pay for expenses and payroll.
Sort of. I think hurting small gun shops is an added benefit, with the real goal being to drive the prices of ammo up so high that most people can't buy anything in any worthwhile quantity.
Look at the EO Obama just issued banning foreign ammo imports. Suck up domestic production, dry up exports, and let supply/demand kick in. It already has - we have both scarcity and rapidly increasing prices.
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