There's a problem. There is a shortage of ammunition out there - and the ammunition that can be found has a higher price tag. Senators Jim Inhofe and Representative Frank Lukas have thankfully noticed.
Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe and Rep. Frank Lucas have introduced a bill that would prohibit every government agency — except the military — from buying more ammunition each month, than the monthly average it purchased from 2001 to 2009. The lawmakers say the Obama administration is buying up exceedingly high levels of ammunition in an attempt to limit the number of bullets the American public have access to on the open marketplace.It's a bit crazy. Homeland Security (not the military) has bought 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. A Forbes article puts that into perspective.
"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.”
... at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.Somebody needs to explain this. Democrats and even the National Rifle Association are denying "conspiracies" by the Obama administration. Sure, I'm not one who thinks the government is out to get me every day -- but these huge buys of ammunition need to be explained, especially when the store shelves are empty and civilians can't buy a box for their own use.
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