AMMO Act of 2013

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by wjk, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. wjk

    wjk

    http://www.inhofe.senate.gov/newsro...-federal-agencies-from-stockpiling-ammunition


    "Inhofe, Lucas Introduce Bill Limiting Federal Agencies From Stockpiling Ammunition"


    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 affect 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.”


    It will be interesting to see how far this goes.
     
  2. jem

    jem

    for budget reasons alone this ammo buying should stop.
     
  3. The Chinese and Russians are big suppliers of arms to other countries. They're missing out on big profits by not supplying arms to US.
     
  4. Eight

    Eight

    Cody Wilson has got your back on that... http://youtu.be/DconsfGsXyA
     
  5. and they're using your tax money , Jem.:(.
     
  6. pspr

    pspr

    The GAO is going to get to the bottom of these DHS ammo purchases! :D

    The Government Accountability Office tells Whispers it is now investigating large ammunition purchases made by the Department of Homeland Security. Chuck Young, a spokesman for GAO, says the investigation of the purchases is "just getting underway."

    The congressional investigative agency is jumping into the fray just as legislation was introduced in both the Senate and the House to restrict the purchase of ammo by some government agencies (except the Department of Defense). The AMMO Act, introduced Friday, would prevent agencies from buying more ammunition if "stockpiles" are greater than what they were in previous administrations.

    Donelle Harder, a spokeswoman for Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., who introduced the legislation in the Senate, tells Whispers the bill would also require GAO to share the findings of its report on DHS purchases with Congress.

    Officials at DHS have denied to both Whispers and lawmakers that it is stockpiling ammunition. The Associated Press reported in February that DHS wanted to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, but DHS officials testified last week it was only planning to buy up to 750 million.


    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/wa...4/29/gao-now-investigating-dhs-ammo-purchases
     
  7. pspr

    pspr

    <img src=http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2013/5/1/f8eae539-ebdb-476f-ae62-696b32537cfb.jpg>
     
  8. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    If you paid taxes like we do you'd care too.
     
  9. wjk

    wjk

    They are using my tax money, too. If you pay taxes, they are using yours. That gives us a right to know why they need so much. So far, their answers are bullshit.
     
    #10     May 2, 2013