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  • Police Departments Beg And Barter For Ammo While DHS Buys Up 1.6 Billion Rounds In Past Year

    03/22/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 119 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/22/2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    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...
  • Venezuela Holds U.S. Vessel And Crew On Suspicion Of Arms Trafficking

    09/06/2012 6:17:13 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6 Sep 2012 | Christopher Helman,
    The Venezuelan government has seized a U.S. flagged ship and detained its captain for more than a week. The ship Ocean Atlas has been at port in Maracaibo, Venezuela since August 29. After four hours in port, the ship was boarded by armed security personel, and the captain was detained on suspicion of trafficking in arms or drugs. The rest of the crew of 16 Americans has remained on board under guard. According to a well-placed source arrest warrants have been issued for all of the crewmembers, who are to be taken off the ship for questioning. Incredibly, my Forbes...
  • Disbanded police leave 58,000 rounds

    03/17/2010 2:54:44 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies · 1,203+ views
    upi ^ | March. 17, 2010
    PEWAUKEE, Wis., March 17 (UPI) -- Officials in a Wisconsin city that disbanded its police department late last year said officers left behind 58,000 rounds of ammunition. Pewaukee officials said the Police Department left behind 58,000 rounds of handgun, rifle and shotgun ammunition when it disbanded at the end of 2009, and administrators said they are looking into why so much ammunition was required for a 25-officer force, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday. "It seems like it is way in excess of what you would need," Mayor Scott Klein said. "It begs the question of why it got up...