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Inhofe: DHS ammo grab to 'dry up' supply

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by DMax, May 5, 2013.

  1. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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  2. Fastelex

    Fastelex Vancouver, WA New Member

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    If you believe the latest response from their head of purchasing at a recent Senate inquisition... it doesn't seem that their purchasing habits have changed. 750 million rounds over 5 yrs (150M/yr) is the same rate they have been buying over the last 5 years. They only have a year or so worth of stock (so they're not stockpilling)... You can certainly argue that they allow their officers to many training rounds, but 1300 rounds/officer/year does not seem rediculous to me. It is 3X what the Armed forces supplies. I think the shortage is caused primarily by you and me...
  3. quneur

    quneur Mukilteo, Wa Member

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    The answer to the ammo shortage for police officers is simple: ammunition buy back and exchange program - 9mm & 223 for 100/$20 Walmart gift certificate or 100 rounds of 22lr or other calibers turned in.
  4. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Liability ins would go through the roof. You cant trust second hand ammo.

    When I bought my glock i knew i didn't know that much about guns. I did know that the glock .40 was widely used by the alphabet agencies, and police. Since they have unlimited recources of research and can buy anything they want I stayed in thier wake and bought a glock .40. Now I'm seeing huge ammo purchases reported and think to myself. What do they know that I don't. Maybe some laws will be enacted to put ammo companies out of business or restrict the sale of ammo. I don't have the money to buy as much as I would like but I have made a cal switch and I'm buying as much as I can afford. As for availability your thinking to yourself the shelves are bare and you can't make a cal switch. Buy something in 7.62x54r and you will find that there is still ammo available and cheap. It's steel core too by the way. .30 a round for a 308 comparable round and as much as you can buy in this market is a good deal.
  5. nilknarf

    nilknarf Beaverton Active Member

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    Haven't most of the reports stated that the DHS buy specifies large quantities of JHP ammunition? Why would anyone choose to use JHP for "practice"?? And wasn't there some big article recently where DHS has put out feelers for "immediate availability" on millions more? WTF is that about?
  6. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Call me cynical. I'm curious why there's never been an acute ammo shortage in the past when the government bought ammunition for their requirements.

    "Never let a crisis go to waste." They want chaos and will happily create it to further their agenda. The Socialist in Chief and his associates are doing everything in their power to stamp out the American way of life.
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  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I suspect they are hoarding a large percentage of that ammo to eventually use it on us