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  • Is The Obama Administration The Cause Of Gun Ammunition Shortages?

    10/20/2013 9:06:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 20, 2013 | Frank Miniter
    As gun sales break records—partly because of fear of coming gun control from the Obama administration—supplies of ammo ran so low that gun stores and ranges have to ration ammunition. Meanwhile, rumors of mass purchases of ammunition made by government entities began to fly around the Internet. Making all this even worse is that fact that it hasn’t been a short-term supply problem. Now well over a year since the shortages of popular types of ammo began there are still empty shelves and rationing here and there around the United States.
  • Obama Administration Repositioning Homeland Security Ammunition Containers

    08/29/2013 9:51:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The containers (like those pictured) are usually painted olive drab and are unmarked except for indistinguishable numbers/letters probably for inventory, routing, etc. Reader Don sent this in recently: Jim – I passed a convoy of olive drab unmarked 40 foot tractor trailers each with four 10 yard ammo bunker boxes chained to them and unmarked armored Hum-Vee’s heading north on I-95 in Brevard County, Florida this past Thursday morning. The “govt” is positioning these ammo storage boxes, I have been told, in strategic places in population centers around the country. They are usually painted olive drab and are unmarked except...
  • This Whole Ammo Shortage Thing by the Numbers

    06/25/2013 7:12:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | 6/26/13 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- I haven’t seen anything that suggests foul play of any kind, to me, it’s strictly supply and demand, and it shows you what panic in a market looks like. Rationing and price spikes are the result of demand far outstripping supply. Sure, government ammo purchases should give you pause, it’s the reason we’re all armed. A trusted source provided this: “Take for example .22LR ammunition. The industry as a whole (all manufacturers combined) is setup to produce 4,200,000,000 (4.2 Billions) .22 LR annually. That is running all the machines, full capacity all the time, all manufacturers together....
  • House Votes To Stop DHS From New Ammo Purchase Contracts

    06/10/2013 1:53:53 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 10, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Over the past year and a half, the Department of Homeland Security has put forth solicitations for nearly 2 billion rounds of various ammunition over the next few years. Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to stop DHS from entering into new contracts for purchases of millions more rounds of ammunition until they provide reports to the Congress on the cost and need for ammunition. “Given this large purchase, the American people and members of Congress rightfully had concerns and questions,” said Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC), who proposed an amendment to the DHS spending bill for 2014 that would...
  • How much news has the Obama administration successfully suppressed?

    05/21/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/21/2013 | Philip Klein
    On the heels of news that the Obama administration Department of Justice was spying on reporters at the Associated Press, Monday brought the startling disclosure by the Washington Post that the DOJ had also targeted Fox reporter James Rosen for surveillance in an effort to plug up leaks. Additionally, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza obtained the full application for a search warrant of Rosen’s personal email account, in which the DOJ accused him of being “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator.” As Lizza put it, “Rosen was not charged with any crime, but it is unprecedented for the government, in...
  • Police Chief Asks Citizens for Ammo, Gets 1,500 Round Loan Amid Strong Response

    05/16/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 47 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, jr.
    As the "Great Ammunition Shortage" continues, police departments across the country are struggling to supply their arsenals. One police chief turned to the community for help, and citizens stepped up. In Proctor, Minnesota, police chief Walter Wobig says that his suppliers have told him he'll have to wait "months" for the 1,000 rounds he's requested. When Wobig turned to the residents of Proctor by putting out a call for help meeting his department's ammo needs, citizens contacted his office, eager to help. "The citizens were like, 'If you need something, we got plenty here,'" said Wobig. One resident and a...
  • Inhofe: Obama Administration Trying To "Dry Up" Ammo Supply [AUDIO]

    05/06/2013 4:53:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 6,2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Aaron Klein’s weekend show on New York City’s WABC radio, Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe accused the Obama administration of buying up ammunition at an unprecedented level to bypass the Second Amendment so gun-owners “can’t even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much.”
  • REDUCED HAZARD TRAINING AMMUNITION (Big Sis wants more!)

    05/04/2013 11:34:54 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    DHS ^ | MAY 02.2013 | DHS
    10. Does your company currently produce and/or sell any of the training calibers listed above? If yes, provide a list of your Government customers to include agency name and a point of contact with phone number or email address. 11. Describe your production facilities and capabilities. 12. Describe your quality assurance program. 13. What is your experience in working with your customers to identify and correct potential quality issues? 14. Are you capable of producing any of the training calibers listed above to meet the stated performance requirements? 15. Are you capable of producing large quantity orders of any training...
  • Inhofe: DHS ammo grab to 'dry up' supply

    05/06/2013 5:47:11 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | May 5, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., says he believes open purchase orders from the Department of Homeland Security to buy over 1 billion rounds of ammunition are part of an “intentional” effort by the Obama administration to “dry up the market” for gun-owning citizens. “We have in this country the Second Amendment that preserves the right to keep and bear arms,” Inhofe told radio host Aaron Klein, “and the president doesn’t believe in that.”
  • Fox: Feds are buying-up ammo to starve civilian gun owners

    04/29/2013 10:45:00 AM PDT · by pabianice · 77 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link!) | 4/29/13
    Per Megan Kelly. Group of lawmakers charging this. Details pending.
  • Republicans Attempt to Limit Government Stockpiling of Ammo

    04/29/2013 10:03:38 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 15 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013, 04,29 | USBC News Wire
    USBC News Wire. Washington D.C.- Questioning in a recent House committee hearing revealed controversial measures by the Department of Homeland Security to allots DHS officers nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition more than used on average by even Army officers. Republicans Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK-3) have introduced the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability (AMMO) Act of 2013 to curb this stockpiling by the agency by requiring the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to produce reports covering ammunition purchases by federal agencies.
  • Why is DHS stockpiling so much ammo? (Backdoor gun control)

    04/28/2013 8:36:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies
    hot air ^ | 4/28/2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    Even realizing that he was going to immediately be labeled as a Right wing conspiracy theorist by the Left, Congressman Jason Chaffetz posed a rather pesky question to the Department of Homeland Security this week which is sure to get a lot of tongues wagging. Why do they need to purchase huge stockpiles of ammunition? Far more, in fact, than the Army buys on a per capita basis. Homeland Security’s procurement officer is grilled in Congress on why federal agents who rarely fire weapons need several times more bullets annually than an Army officer. Who or what are they shooting...
  • All that Ammo

    04/28/2013 9:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    An enraged Barack Obama lashed out at Congress and "willing liars" who defeated efforts to expand federal gun control laws. Obama and Joe Biden spent weeks – and millions of taxpayer dollars – campaigning for a federal registry of gun owners, ban on entire classes of firearms, and capacity limits for magazines and clips. But, at the same time that Obama was trying to limit or deny the rights of citizens, the government was loading up – literally – in an unprecedented way, including 174,000 hollow-point bullets for the Social Security Administration.Some of the truth was exposed in a recent...
  • Why Does DHS Need More Bullets Per Officer Than Army?

    04/26/2013 3:46:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 40 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 26, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Federal Power: Homeland Security's procurement officer is grilled in Congress on why federal agents who rarely fire weapons need several times more bullets annually than an Army officer. Who or what are they shooting at? Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Thursday asked Nick Nayak, DHS' chief procurement officer, a question we and others have been asking: Why has the Department of Homeland Security been buying so much ammunition? Dismissed as a concern only of right-wing conspiracy theorists, the reported amounts as high as 2 billion rounds have varied and been explained not as a one-time purchase but a bulk buy...
  • Is DHS Ammo For Obama's "National Security Force"?

    02/12/2013 5:18:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 89 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Our future president in 2008 called for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military. Should the "bitter-clingers" be worried? As Andrew Malcolm has noted on these pages, the Department of Homeland Security has been buying lots of ammo, enough by one calculation to fight the equivalent of a 24-year Iraqi War. Some have speculated about a link between the stockpiling between candidate Obama's off-prompter campaign remarks about a national security force and the stockpiling by DHS of more than 1.6 billion (with a 'b') bullets. DHS has...
  • Reps challenge DHS ammo buys, say agency using 1,000 more rounds per person than Army

    04/25/2013 6:44:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    fox ^ | 4/25/13 | fox
    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,...
  • DHS Denies Ammo Purchases Aimed at Civilians

    04/25/2013 2:09:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    US News ^ | 4/25/13 | Elizabeth Flock
    Officials at the Department of Homeland Security denied Thursday that its large-scale ammunition purchases were an effort keep bullets out of the hands of private citizens. At a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, top DHS training officer Humberto Medina said he could "say categorically that was not a factor at all" in the purchases. He also noted that ammunition DHS purchased would be used for both operations and training purchases. The Associated Press reported in February that DHS was planning to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds over the next five years, a number that sparked fears of government stockpiling...
  • Well-Armed

    04/25/2013 10:23:30 AM PDT · by tentmaker · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2013 | Adam Kredo
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reserves the right to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammunition over the next five years and currently has “two years worth” of ammo on hand, or around 247 million rounds in its inventory, the department’s top procurement official said Thursday during congressional testimony. DHS has already purchased around 41 million rounds of ammunition this year alone, Nick Nayak, DHS’s chief procurement officer, said during an oversight hearing on Capitol Hill. Some $37 million in taxpayer dollars will be spent on the purchase of ammunition in the entirety of fiscal year 2013.
  • Despite stockpiling, DHS now claims they have ammo shortage

    04/07/2013 5:21:45 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 21 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 7 April 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Border Patrol agents working in the El Centro (CA) border sector were told by email that they would not be receiving any practice rounds during the next three months. Townhall.com published that email: “Enforcement Personnel, Due to budget concerns and ammunition availability, we will not be getting issued any proficiency ammunition for next quarter. In addition to these reductions, we are also being limited to qualification ammo only. What this means to you is that you will not receive the normal 150 rounds for practice and we will not have any extra ammunition for a combat course following...
  • The Great DHS Ammunition Stockpile Myth

    04/05/2013 11:45:36 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 50 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 4/4/13 | Tom Stilson
    There are dozens of articles hyping government purchases of ammunition over the last nine months. After spending weeks researching this topic, this is a collection of commonly held myths that are based more on panic than fact.  With the recent release of a letter from the Department of Homeland Security to Senator Coburn, the numbers we calculated independently seem to corroborate the narrative coming from DHS. The concerns surrounding DHS stockpiling ammunition are nothing but more fear-mongering and largely unwarranted. For once, here are the facts to set the record straight:MYTH: DHS purchased 750 million rounds of several different types of...
  • The Great DHS Ammunition Stockpile Myth

    04/05/2013 6:42:29 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 109 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 4-4-2013 | Tom Stilson
    There are dozens of articles hyping government purchases of ammunition over the last nine months. After spending weeks researching this topic, this is a collection of commonly held myths that are based more on panic than fact. With the recent release of a letter from the Department of Homeland Security to Senator Coburn, the numbers we calculated independently seem to corroborate the narrative coming from DHS. The concerns surrounding DHS stockpiling ammunition are nothing but more fear-mongering and largely unwarranted. For once, here are the facts to set the record straight: MYTH: DHS purchased 750 million rounds of several different...
  • Big Sis: Ammo bought in bulk to 'lower costs' [ Ammo manufacturers have chosen the Fed over us ]

    04/03/2013 5:51:52 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 26 replies
    WND ^ | April 2 2013 | WND
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has responded to a letter dated November 13, 2012 from Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) regarding the agency’s ammunition purchases. Sen. Coburn published the response on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs website yesterday, April 1, 2013.
  • DHS Explains Plans To Buy 1.6B Rounds Of Ammo: We're Buying in Bulk to "Significantly Lower Costs"

    04/03/2013 6:02:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 3,2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has responded to a letter dated November 13, 2012 from Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) regarding the agency's ammunition purchases. Sen. Coburn published the response on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs website yesterday, April 1, 2013.
  • DHS Explains Plans To Buy 1.6B Rounds Of Ammo: We're Buying in Bulk to 'Significantly Lower Costs'

    04/02/2013 4:03:00 PM PDT · by plain talk · 182 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4-2-2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has responded to a letter dated November 13, 2012 from Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) regarding the agency's ammunition purchases. Sen. Coburn published the response on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs website yesterday, April 1, 2013. The response, dated February 4, 2013, says that DHS buys ammunition in bulk to "significantly lower costs."
  • The Obama Regime Paramilitary

    03/26/2013 7:40:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | March 25, 2013 | Dan Bubalo
    Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes had a hit song still often heard on the radio called, “If You Don’t Know Me Now.” Instead of playing Hail to the Chief, I think from now on that song should be played immediately before Obama comes to the podium with his odium. Opportunities dwindle daily with respect to reversing his assault on our laws and nobody seeks Constitutional remedies, especially with Congress nearly evenly divided between compliant Democrats and amby-pamby Republicans. Why? Under Obama there is now a similar paramilitary force in possession of MORE ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION THAN THE US MILITARY,...
  • DHS Denies Massive Ammunition Purchase

    03/22/2013 6:11:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    US News.com ^ | 3/22/13 | Elizabeth Flock
    The Department of Homeland Security responded Friday to questions from Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., about why the agency was allegedly planning to buy some 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next five years. DHS told Whispers it regularly fills all of its goods and services requirements at one time because it's cheaper for the agency, and that the 1.6 billion number was misleading because the language of DHS's purchase said it would need "up to" a certain amount. One solicitation by the agency—for training centers and law enforcement personnel—was for "up to" 750 million rounds of training ammunition over...
  • DHS Won't Answer Congress On Billion Bullet Purchase

    03/22/2013 5:40:49 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Bullet Buys: Fifteen members of Congress have written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition. We'd like to know too. Fifteen members of Congress have sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition. We'd like to know too. Freshman California Republican Doug LaMalfa and 14 of his House colleagues, who signed on to his March 5 letter, are asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain why it is buying...
  • DHS Ammunition Stockpile: Over A Dozen Congressmen Demanding Investigation

    03/22/2013 4:56:22 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 22, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Just a couple of days ago, I reported on two congressmen who were demanding that the Department of Homeland Security explain their solicitations of 1.6 billion bullets for purchase. Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Representative Timothy Huelscamp (R-KS) both want answers to why DHS needs to be purchasing that much ammunition, seeing that they are a domestic agency. Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) along with 14 other House representatives have written a letter to DHS wanting to know what the Federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition and whether or not they are doing it deliberately to restrict the...
  • 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...
  • Area police agencies note misfires getting ammo

    03/21/2013 8:37:52 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    thedailynewsonline ^ | March 21, 2013 | Scott DeSmit
    The common citizen is not the only one having trouble getting ammunition. Law enforcement agencies have seen their ammunition purchases put on back order because of a nationwide run on ammunition. That includes Wyoming County, where the Sheriff’s Department’s order made in 2012 has yet to arrive and there is no estimate for delivery. Orleans County has the same problem. “It’s been this way before, because of the wars but I think this is worse,” said Investigator Corey Black, who supervises firearms training for the department. “We plan for things like this so we run a little surplus each year.”...
  • I'm for more gun control (Farah calls for disarming those attempting to monopolize armed force)

    03/17/2013 8:06:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    WND ^ | March 17, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    The federal government bought firearms in the U.S. and sold them to the Mexican drug cartels – guns that ended up killing American law enforcement officers and an untold numbers of civilians in the U.S. and Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, including hollow points – a supply that, according to some sources, should be enough to last 100 years. The Department of Homeland Security has ordered thousands of automatic weapons already banned for sale to U.S. citizens. Nearly every federal agency – from the Environmental Protection Agency to FEMA – arms its field...
  • Desperate times: Marines told to 'save every round'

    03/11/2013 1:03:00 PM PDT · by Greystoke · 40 replies
    CNN.Com ^ | March 11th, 2013 | Kevin Liptak
    United States Marines are being told to preserve ammunition and gasoline as a deal softening the impact of automatic spending cuts continues to elude leaders in Washington. Marine Corps Commandant James Amos urged personnel in a video posted online Friday to "save every round, every gallon of gas," and to "take every single aspect or opportunity in training to get the most bang for the buck," a reminder of the cuts' immediate effect on the U.S. military.
  • Feds buying 100 years worth of ammo

    03/11/2013 8:14:12 PM PDT · by wesagain · 116 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 11, 2013 | staff writer
    When the numbers are put in perspective, the federal government’s extraordinary buildup of ammunition looks even more ominous than critics already have portrayed it. An analysis by Forbes contributor Ralph Benko shows the 1.6 billion rounds of ammo that the government is acquiring would be enough for more than 100 years of training. As WND previously reported, it also would be enough ammunition to fight a war for more than 20 years. It would give the federal government enough ammunition to shoot every American more than five times. Concerned about surveillance drones, tanks in the streets and gun confiscation? Find...
  • 1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It's Time For A National Conversation

    03/11/2013 8:30:45 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 67 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/11/2013 | Ralph Benko
    The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, to far too little notice. It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. As elsewhere reported, much of this purchase order is for rounds forbidden by international law for use in war plus a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending fewer than 6 million rounds a month. 1.6 billion rounds, therefore, would be enough...
  • Obama Administration Repositioning Homeland Security Ammunition Containers

    01/28/2013 10:28:20 AM PST · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The containers are usually painted olive drab and are unmarked except for indistinguishable numbers/letters probably for inventory, routing, etc. Reader Don sent this in recently: Jim – I passed a convoy of olive drab unmarked 40 foot tractor trailers each with four 10 yard ammo bunker boxes chained to them and unmarked armored Hum-Vee’s heading north on I-95 in Brevard County, Florida this past Thursday morning. The “govt” is positioning these ammo storage boxes, I have been told, in strategic places in population centers around the country. They are usually painted olive drab and are unmarked except for indistinguishable...
  • DHS Orders 750 Million More Rounds Of Ammo

    08/13/2012 9:41:43 AM PDT · by Errant · 151 replies
    The Alt-Market.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | various
    The federal government, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, is buying up huge amounts of ammunition and there seems to be no end in sight. Again, this is nothing new as the DHS has refused to explain their purchase of 450 million hollow points and has ordered "up to" 650-750 million rounds of ammo and also seems to be looking for more weapons as well. Link to solicitation