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Police Departments Beg And Barter For Ammo While DHS Buys Up 1.6 Billion Rounds In Past Year
CNSNews.com ^ | 03/22/2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.

Posted on 03/22/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

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 a year, or in some cases even longer."


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Can we get some comments here? If I go down to Pro Bass Shop are they out of ammunition? If this is all true the little socialist bastard in the White House is using our tax money to disarm us! This is unbelievable!
1 posted on 03/22/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

So many dogs, so few bullets.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 9:26:28 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Someone will come along soon here and tell us why this has been “necessary” and it’s nothing to worry about....


3 posted on 03/22/2013 9:27:16 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Will the gov be going into the business of selling ammo - at a profit - for themselves - under the proverbial table ???

At whose expense - as usual.


4 posted on 03/22/2013 9:28:16 AM PDT by PraiseTheLord (economic civil war ?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
My brother called me today to crow that he finally found 500 bullets for reloading. He had plenty of brass and primers and powder, but reloading components are difficult to come by right now.

/johnny

5 posted on 03/22/2013 9:29:07 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I can't comment on what's inside a gun store, but I have plenty of tin foil.

If the public AND the local police have a hard time getting ammo .... guess whom's in the crosshairs ?

Guess who's got the loaded, enhanced weaponry?

But ... I'm just a tin foiler ...

6 posted on 03/22/2013 9:29:09 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: treetopsandroofs

I have four boxes of forty five shells I bought last year...


7 posted on 03/22/2013 9:29:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: PraiseTheLord

The left’s beloved Hussein calls it “under the radar”.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 9:29:29 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Napolitano is the Scrooge McDuck of the ammo world.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 9:29:37 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: treetopsandroofs

This is the f’ing Twilight Zone!...Gee! I wonder if the lame stream media will report this?


10 posted on 03/22/2013 9:31:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The shelves sure are empty at Walmart.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 9:32:11 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PraiseTheLord
"Will the gov be going into the business of selling ammo - at a profit - for themselves - under the proverbial table ???"

I wondered about this myself, but thought the sales might be to jihadi etc. overseas. gunrunners should deal in accessories, too, right??

12 posted on 03/22/2013 9:33:09 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: Iron Munro

And Nappy isn’t saying what all that ammo is going to used for!
http://www.infowars.com/big-sis-refuses-to-answer-congress-on-ammo-purchases/


13 posted on 03/22/2013 9:34:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Iron Munro
These damn radicals need to get the hell out of Dodge!!!
14 posted on 03/22/2013 9:34:21 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This is incredible! What in hell are they doing?


15 posted on 03/22/2013 9:35:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Jack Hydrazine

16 posted on 03/22/2013 9:37:06 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: tet68

17 posted on 03/22/2013 9:38:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“This is incredible! What in hell are they doing?”

Pretty simple. The police and public will not have nearly as much ammo as the Statzi. Where is the GOP on this? Where is Rand? They aren’t even asking questions.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 9:39:00 AM PDT by Dennis M.
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To: JRandomFreeper

He needs to take the next step and cast his own bullets.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 9:39:42 AM PDT by Elderberry (.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

After the local police departments (for the most part) took the side of the gun control pushers over the last few months, it is kind of difficult for me to feel any sympathy for them. Maybe they will finally wake up, recognize where the real threat is coming from (and it is NOT from the law-abiding American citizens), and start asking some real questions of their overseers, the Feds.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 9:40:25 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: JRandomFreeper

21 posted on 03/22/2013 9:41:06 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Know what I find far more incredible?

That Republicans are not demanding answers.

Once again the Republicans are cowering off in the corner, ever afraid of a Democrat the MSM calling them a nut. And the Democrats walk all over them like a door mat ever threatening that they might sneak up behind these Republicans and shout, “BOO”.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 9:41:30 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

When money becomes “printable” in practically unlimited quantities, it can be used by government as a weapon through otherwise free markets. That is, until the paper becomes worthless like in Zimbabwe...


23 posted on 03/22/2013 9:42:16 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: JRandomFreeper

can’t he go to the local tireshops and get a bucket of wheel weights?


24 posted on 03/22/2013 9:42:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Iron Munro

25 posted on 03/22/2013 9:43:11 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Obadiah

Agreed...Where the hell are Repubics on this?


26 posted on 03/22/2013 9:44:00 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MNGal

Maybe it’s time they started to step up and keep their oaths to the Constitution.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 9:44:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

FYI tire weights are no longer Pb in many areas.


28 posted on 03/22/2013 9:46:32 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

AmmunitionStore.com and CTD are pretty much sold out of 9 mm, .308, and 7.62x39 and very low on .40 and .45. I bought .40 and .45 recently for over $1/rd.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 9:47:28 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: MrB
Not for 68 grain match-grade boat-tails. He's not shooting an old Colt .36. ;)

/johnny

30 posted on 03/22/2013 9:47:44 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: tet68
The shelves sure are empty at Walmart.

My local Walmart has not had any common caliber ammo since late last summer.

They have a few dusty boxes of bird shot and some odd caliber stuff that looks like surplus from the siege of Khartoum.

That's it.

And the manager says he has no idea when they will recieve an ammo shipment.

31 posted on 03/22/2013 9:48:22 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Ammo shelves in many places have been empty for months and months.
I thought I saw a thread yesterday where they had the beotch up before Congress to answer for the hug ammo purchases and it absolutely refused to answer their questions. It should have been sent to jail for contempt of Congress.


32 posted on 03/22/2013 9:48:46 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Elderberry
He's looking for match grade. Some things are better purchased from a factory that has the equipment.

/johnny

33 posted on 03/22/2013 9:49:28 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Iron Munro

It still could be the 1973 toilet paper shortage syndrome.

For several weeks, people perceived (due to a joke by Johnny Carson) a shortage so bought up every bit of toilet paper as it was delivered to stores, perpetuating the perception of shortage.


34 posted on 03/22/2013 9:50:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

My hubby uses them to cast balls for his black powder rifle but they aren’t much use for anything else. The weights have too much other junk in them. Makes it too hard and will tear up your weapon. Could be used in an absolute emergency I suppose.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 9:52:42 AM PDT by AZHSer
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To: treetopsandroofs
With no budget they spend on their own secret agenda and perks....House has failed us by letting “ no budget” become the norm.
36 posted on 03/22/2013 9:53:21 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It was THE PLAN from the start. They can’t outlaw guns, so they disrupt the ammo supply by buying up all the product..........


37 posted on 03/22/2013 9:54:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: knarf

No tin foil hat necessary. This was intentional. This was deliberate. This was planned. This is treason.......


38 posted on 03/22/2013 9:55:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Found a new way to skin the cat.............


39 posted on 03/22/2013 9:56:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Seriously, are they buying up .22 LR?


40 posted on 03/22/2013 9:56:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger
I don't have good feeling about this $#@* at all...
41 posted on 03/22/2013 9:57:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
In other news, the DHS has issued a statement that they really meant to order Colt 45s. The DHS spokesperson declined to say whether they wanted the wadcutters or the longer hollow-points.


42 posted on 03/22/2013 9:57:26 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Ubama's "civilian army," AKA the Department of Homeland Security, is on the march.
43 posted on 03/22/2013 9:59:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Iron Munro

The guy at our local Walmart says they are stocking the warehouse and will “dump” it all out on the shelves at once.

That makes no sense to me, but it is what he said.


44 posted on 03/22/2013 10:00:23 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: tet68

First they came for the lead in pipes.
Then they came for the lead in paints.
Then they came for the lead in gasoline.
Then they came for the lead fishing weights.
Then they came for the lead in solder.
Then they came for the lead tire weights.
Then they come for the lead in ammunition.
Now they come for the ammunition itself.......

I think I see a pattern here..........


45 posted on 03/22/2013 10:00:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
um... anything else see opportunity here?

I am thinking... this might be a VERY profitable time to open a ammunition factory in Texas.

46 posted on 03/22/2013 10:00:50 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
You can try backordering ammo at Sportsmans Guide .

A lot of calibers show a delivery date out into next summer or fall but once an item is on backorder that date can change for the better.

Sometimes in just a few weeks they will let you know your order is available.


47 posted on 03/22/2013 10:01:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Iron Munro

“...some odd caliber stuff that looks like surplus from the siege of Khartoum.”

lol


48 posted on 03/22/2013 10:01:50 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Business owners work harder! You have to support millions.)
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To: MrB

I haven’t found any lately........


49 posted on 03/22/2013 10:02:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

That doesn’t mean that the DHS or the government is buying it up.

It very well could be the 55-80 million gunowners buying it up immediately whenever a shipment comes in.


50 posted on 03/22/2013 10:03:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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