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Tell Congress: Pass the AMMO Act, Stop DHS Stockpiling!

Congress must CURB the Department of Homeland Security's Excessive Ammunition Stockpile!

Congress must CURB the Department of Homeland Security’s Excessive Ammunition Stockpile!

On April 26, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK-3) introduced the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability Act of 2013 – or, AMMO Act – in order to curb the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing, excessive ammunition purchases.

Sen. Inhofe says, “President Obama has been adamant about curbing law-abiding Americans’ access and opportunities to exercise their Second Amendment rights. 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.” The Oklahoma Senator continues, “As the public learned in a House committee … 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 Rep. Lucas. “[Sen. Inhofe and I] 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.”

As Lucas noted, it is an alarming fact that the Department of Homeland Security has a so-called “right” to buy nearly one billion rounds of ammunition over the next few years… while American gun owners are waiting in lines and prevented from buying more than a few hundred rounds of ammunition at many gun stores.

It is not in the DHS’ job description to purchase the majority of purchasable rounds of ammunition on the market and “dry up” the supply of ammunition, preventing Americans from exercising their individual rights to self-defense and own property of their choosing.  

It’s time for Congress to take action and pass the AMMO Act to prevent the DHS’ extravagant bullet purchases!

Take Action with Conservative Action Alerts and DEMAND Congress to PASS the AMMO ACT of 2013! Sign the petition below and send your free messages to your Representative and Senators!

Public Comments
Jun 26th, 2013
George L. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Jun 26th, 2013
mel b. from Memphis, TN signed.
Jun 25th, 2013
Someone from Arlington, TX signed.
Jun 25th, 2013
Rodney L. from Duluth, MN writes:
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The Constitution gives you no right to stockpile ammunition in any form from thee people of the United States. Keep your hands off our rights!
Jun 25th, 2013
Someone from Woodstock, GA writes:
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Force DHS, IRS, and ALL other FEDERAL agencies who have received or ordered ammo to JUSTIFY their orders to Congress or cancel orders and send it back to manufacturers. We are LOOKING at the tools which can be used against American Citizens !!! WHO are these bureaucrats who are "SERVING" us ??Are they AFRAID of US the People ? MAYBE they should be !!
Jun 25th, 2013
ralph i. from Woodstock, GA writes:
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Force DHS, IRS, and ALL other FEDERAL agencies who have received or ordered ammo to JUSTIFY their orders to Congress or cancel orders and send it back to manufacturers. We are LOOKING at the tools which can be used against American Citizens !!! WHO are these bureaucrats who are "SERVING" us ??Are they AFRAID of US the People ? MAYBE they should be !!
Jun 25th, 2013
Michael L. from Norfolk, NE signed.
Jun 25th, 2013
Someone from Brandon, MS signed.
Jun 25th, 2013
James S. from Muncie, IN writes:
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Any guess what a government that buys 1.6 billion rounds of ammo and 3000 armored vehicles has planned?
Jun 25th, 2013
Cherlyn A. from Loveland, CO signed.
Jun 24th, 2013
Steve L. from Redmond, WA signed.
Jun 24th, 2013
George R. from Warren, MI signed.
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Kathy M. from Tazewell, TN signed.
Jun 24th, 2013
mel b. from Memphis, TN signed.
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James K. from Edison, NJ signed.
Jun 23rd, 2013
Gil C. from Chicago, IL signed.
Jun 23rd, 2013
Someone from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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The department of homeland security and other government agencies do not need more ammunition than the United States Army. These wasteful spending sprees are causing ammunition prices to rise, police to run out of ammunition and are causing me to wonder what the "non-training" ammunition is intended for or whom it is intended for.
Jun 23rd, 2013
Someone from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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More than 5 rounds per citizen is ridiculous unless the US is planning its own "Final Solution".
Jun 22nd, 2013
Sam B. from Forest, VA signed.
Jun 22nd, 2013
Corinne B. from Oakland, OR signed.
Jun 21st, 2013
Ted W. from Largo, FL signed.
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Barbara A. from Petersburg, TN signed.
Jun 21st, 2013
Someone from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Jun 21st, 2013
Joyce F. from Carthage, TX writes:
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What are they doing? planning on a civil war???
Jun 19th, 2013
timothy m. from Henderson, NV writes:
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They have caused massive shortages and 100% plus price increases in ammo!!!!!!! This has been caused by gun grabbers higher up to prevent citizens from having ammunition to protect themselves and their property!!!!!!! They are stockpiling every caliber, even if they don't have guns for it!!!!!!!
Jun 19th, 2013
Michael M. from Tujunga, CA signed.
Jun 19th, 2013
Thomas P. from Sulphur, LA signed.
Jun 18th, 2013
Delia R. from Herlong, CA signed.
Jun 18th, 2013
Richard W. from Saint Charles, MO signed.
Jun 18th, 2013
mel b. from Memphis, TN signed.
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Kathy R. from Panama City, FL signed.
Jun 18th, 2013
Someone from Farmington, NM signed.
Jun 17th, 2013
Wayne W. from Paw Paw, MI writes:
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Why do they need so much ammo, and the special heavily armed tanks?
Jun 16th, 2013
Neil M. from Tucson, AZ writes:
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Who do they plan to shoot with those bullets?
Jun 14th, 2013
Robert G. from Danielsville, PA signed.
Jun 14th, 2013
Ferdinand A. from Tarpon Springs, FL signed.
Jun 13th, 2013
robert m. from Charleston, WV signed.
Jun 12th, 2013
Someone from Dothan, AL signed.
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Kathleen M. from Nokomis, FL signed.
Jun 11th, 2013
Someone from Bethel Springs, TN signed.