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AMMO BILL

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  1. Coyote 270

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    Inhofe, Lucas Introduce Bill Limiting Federal Agencies From Stockpiling Ammunition
    Friday, April 26, 2013


    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK-3) today introduced in their respective chambers the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability (AMMO) Act of 2013. The legislation would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a report on the purchasing of ammunition by federal agencies, except the Department of Defense, and its effect on the supply of ammunition available to the public. The AMMO Act would restrict agencies from obtaining additional ammunition for a six-month period if current agency stockpiles are higher than its monthly averages prior to the Obama Administration.

    "President Obama has been adamant about curbing law-abiding Americans’ access and opportunities to exercise their Second Amendment rights," said Inhofe. "One way the Obama Administration is able to do this is by limiting what’s available in the market with federal agencies purchasing unnecessary stockpiles of ammunition. As the public learned in a House committee hearing this week, the Department of Homeland Security has two years worth of ammo on hand and allots nearly 1,000 more rounds of ammunition for DHS officers than is used on average by our Army officers. The AMMO Act of 2013 will enforce transparency and accountability of federal agencies’ ammunition supply while also protecting law-abiding citizens access to these resources.”

    “After hearing from my constituents about the shortage of ammunition in Oklahoma and the Department of Homeland Security’s profligate purchases of ammunition,” said Lucas. “We have introduced the AMMO Act of 2013 to curtail these purchases so Americans can exercise their Second Amendment rights without being encumbered by the federal government. I was surprised to find out the DHS has the right to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammunition over the next five years, while it already has two years worth of ammo already. This is an issue that must be addressed, and I am pleased this legislation provides us the opportunity to do so.”
     
  2. Coyote 270

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    Inhofe, Lucas Introduce Bill Limiting Federal Agencies From Stockpiling Ammunition
    Friday, April 26, 2013


    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK-3) today introduced in their respective chambers the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability (AMMO) Act of 2013. The legislation would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a report on the purchasing of ammunition by federal agencies, except the Department of Defense, and its effect on the supply of ammunition available to the public. The AMMO Act would restrict agencies from obtaining additional ammunition for a six-month period if current agency stockpiles are higher than its monthly averages prior to the Obama Administration.

    "President Obama has been adamant about curbing law-abiding Americans’ access and opportunities to exercise their Second Amendment rights," said Inhofe. "One way the Obama Administration is able to do this is by limiting what’s available in the market with federal agencies purchasing unnecessary stockpiles of ammunition. As the public learned in a House committee hearing this week, the Department of Homeland Security has two years worth of ammo on hand and allots nearly 1,000 more rounds of ammunition for DHS officers than is used on average by our Army officers. The AMMO Act of 2013 will enforce transparency and accountability of federal agencies’ ammunition supply while also protecting law-abiding citizens access to these resources.”

    “After hearing from my constituents about the shortage of ammunition in Oklahoma and the Department of Homeland Security’s profligate purchases of ammunition,” said Lucas. “We have introduced the AMMO Act of 2013 to curtail these purchases so Americans can exercise their Second Amendment rights without being encumbered by the federal government. I was surprised to find out the DHS has the right to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammunition over the next five years, while it already has two years worth of ammo already. This is an issue that must be addressed, and I am pleased this legislation provides us the opportunity to do so.”
     
  3. grntitan

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    Should be in the "Political Section".
     
  4. Coyote 270

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    Could be, but this is important information for all shooters, irregardless of political affiliation.
     
  5. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    Nice to hear someone taking proactive steps to alleviate the ammo shortage. Ceratinly raises an eyebrow when DHS is better equipped than US Army.
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Yes, please disregard David's posted rules for this forum, his forum, like jcl does...
     
  7. hunter44

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    Political crap belongs in the political crap section.
     
  8. scooterbum

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    This info should be plastered across ALL sections at the same time. It is indeed very welcome news.

    If we have no ammo, there will be no shooting (related thread).
     
  9. dirt stirrer

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    Inhofe is my senator, but I think he pi$$in' in the wind on this one. We don't need another bill/law to control anything. We have way too many now, and they ignore most of them anyway. He's a senator for pete's sake, don't they have any authority to control the people they put into these positions.
     
  10. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

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    Pro or con, "shall not be infringed". If they can regulate in favor of ammo then they can regulate against...no, no, and no.
     
  11. shannon391

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    Move along... nothing to see here.
     
  12. grntitan

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    jcl....when you absolutely positively need proof that you can't fix stupid. Carry on.
     
  13. BigM-Perazzi

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    jcl,You respect David? Then stop disrespecting his rules.
     
  14. Heeringa

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    Nice use of irregardless, Coyote270.

    Heeringa
     
  15. superxjeff

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    The ammo shortage is caused by the guy to your right and the guy to your left. Tell me?

    How much 22LR ammo is the Federal government buying? How much 357 magnum, 44 magnum,38 special, 25 ACP, ETC ETC ETC....

    For a long time center fire large rifle ammo was safe. Now you can't find that and people are hoarding stuff like 30-30 Winchester.

    At 8:00 the local Wal-Mart puts out it's ammo supply for the day and the fool hoarders and profiteers are standing in a line at the sporting goods counter starting at 7:00PM waiting.

    You want to see where all that ammo is going??? Just check gunbroker.com and look at the HUNDREDS of new people selling ammo. 90% are clearly the brands and quantity size boxes they sell at Walmart.

    That my friends is where are your ammo is going.

    As much as I love a good government conspiracy, the government is only buying a few calibers.

    There is no shortage of ammo!! Just a shortage at a price that is reasonable. We have our friends and neighbors to thank for this. Not the government.Jeff
     
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