Skip to comments.Border Patrol Now Experiencing an Ammunition Shortage
Posted on 04/05/2013 6:22:08 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Despite the Department of Homeland Security recently putting in orders to purchase billions of rounds of hollow point ammunition for a purpose of what officials say is target practice, training and quarterly qualifications, Border Patrol agents were told yesterday afternoon that they will not be issued any new proficiency ammunition for next quarter.
Due to budget concerns and ammunition availability, we will not be getting issued any proficiency ammunition for next quarter. In addition to these reductions, we are also being limited to qualification ammo only. What this means to you is that you will not receive the normal 150 rounds for practice and we will not have any extra ammunition for a combat course following normal qualifications.
If you have the ammunition available and would like extra practice during your qualification day, the firearms instructors will have a training course available for Indio Station Personnel, keeping in mind basic marksmanship skills as well as tactical training with a limited amount of ammunition. You are not required to bring your own ammunition.
If you do not have extra ammo to bring, you will be given extra time to clean and maintain your issued handgun as well as station long arms.
If you have any questions about this quarters quals please feel free to send me your concerns.
According to information obtained and published by Senator Tom Coburn, Customs and Border Protection [CBP] purchased 36,475,000 rounds of ammunition at a cost of $12,255,040 for fiscal year 2012. CBP plans to purchase more for fiscal year 2013 at a cost of $12,528,146. In total, DHS plans to spend $37,263,698 on ammunition for all sub-agencies this year. As of November, 20, 2012, CBP had 94,404,329 rounds of ammunition in its inventory. DHS had 263,733,362 rounds available.
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How can they run out of ammo? They sure as hell aren’t shooting illegals.
“What difference does it make?”
Its not like they’re allowed to fire their weapons anyway.
Tell some of those uneducated government progressive bimbos currently screwing up everything they touch to give us some of that ammunition.
Federal government agents won’t be issued ammunition, because there is a shortage, because the federal government has already bought it all and a lot of future production too. Are we supposed to believe this?
Government really is exactly like the cows in Pharaoh’s dream - the more they consume the skinnier they get.
Can we at least say bang bang when we practice?? he asked.
Ammo Shortage? Must be a shortage of beans to stuff the bean bags they were issuing for the bean bag guns.
Fast & Furious has evolved into Slow & Mildly Disappointed.
Ya’ mean that the billions and billions of rounds of ammo set aside to shoot us Americans has not been sent down to the Border Patrol? Is this insanity or what!
Maybe the IRS and Homeland Security don’t need the tanks, bazookas, flame throwers, machine guns, bombs, and bullets that Obozo’s handlers have stashed away for the assault on Americans. Howz’ ‘bout sending some down to the borders?
Is this crazy or what? Our generals are not getting promoted if they refuse to kill unarmed American citizens on American soil, but the border patrol can’t get ammo to defend us from illegal aliens. Insanity!
Maybe the only group getting ammo is the secret service protecting his Maximum Eminence?
The only people this was intended for was the new wave of illegals that is not being reported since the Gang of 8 started their amnesty bullcrap. Now they know the BP will not even be able to fire back.
George Soros must have told Obama he could use taxpayer funds to corner the market on ammo. Nappy probably has DHS and ATF destroying all the rounds they bought.
I had a thought. Covert arms shippments to Syrian rebels. The money hidden under Homeland Security.
BPatrol- I’m all out of Bean Bags, what’s gonna Save Us Now?
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