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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 7th, 2013
John B. from Cedar City, UT signed.
Jun 7th, 2013
Shirley M. from Mohnton, PA writes:
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DHS MUST BE STOPPED FROM PURCHASING AMMO!!! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CO-SPONSOR AND PASS THE AMMO ACT OF 2013 ASAP!!!!
Jun 7th, 2013
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Dale E. from Blue Springs, MO signed.
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mel b. from Memphis, TN signed.
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J. V. O. W. from Niceville, FL signed.
Jun 7th, 2013
Someone from Franklin, TN signed.
Jun 7th, 2013
Someone from Dover, DE writes:
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DHS must be stopped from becoming an army fully armed enough to take over this country. The Constitution does not allow an agency to become it's own internal army. This ammunition beyond one year of use must be redistributed to our Army, Air Force and Navy to keep the DHS from becoming another Nazi SS.
Jun 7th, 2013
MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
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Tom H. from Saluda, SC signed.
Jun 7th, 2013
Mary Weaver M. from Fredericksburg, VA signed.
Jun 7th, 2013
Mary R. from Duluth, MN writes:
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There is no reason on earth why the dept. of DHS needs million TIMES millions of ammo, including hollow points! No reason what so ever!
Jun 7th, 2013
Roy K. from Wheaton, IL signed.
Jun 7th, 2013
ken s. from Amherst, OH signed.
Jun 7th, 2013
Christopher S. from Williamsburg, VA writes:
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Certain ammunition prices have TRIPLED in the last year, if you can even find it. This is unacceptable - it is frightening that DHS is hoarding so much ammunition which by definition will be used on US soil? Is the government that afraid of its citizens? I think that the ammo suppliers should do the same thing that the firearm manufacturers did - refuse to sell to the government or at the same prices that the public pays.
Jun 7th, 2013
Kathie R. from Fremont, CA signed.
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David & Joanna K. from Lancaster, KY signed.
Jun 7th, 2013
Carl V. from Clayton, NC signed.
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Frank G. from Ligonier, PA signed.
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Brian D. from Puyallup, WA signed.
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David D. from Hudson, NH signed.
Jun 7th, 2013
Charles M. from Cedartown, GA writes:
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Taking away our ammo is a back door gun control scheme. Firearms are an expensive club with out ammo. No ammo for me, none for the goobermint!!!
Jun 7th, 2013
Raffaele C. from Killeen, TX writes:
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NO MORE AMMO TO D.H.S. FIRST USE WHAT THEY HAVE IN STOCKPILES : D.H.S. HAS TWO YEARS WORTH OF AMMO ON HAND. JUST SAY NO MORE AMMO FOR D.H.S. MY TAXES ARE PAYING FOR ALL THAT AMMO THAT WILL USED AGAINST WE THE PEOPLE.
Jun 7th, 2013
Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
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It is time for the buying of ammo to stop. The government has a stock pile of more than they need. The lies they tell of why they need it are just that kies. I do not trust our government as long as Obama, Napalitino,Eric Holder are in the charge. They are corrupt to the bone and I believe they are planning on using this ammo against the American people that do not support their agenda! No more ammo, no amnesty, no nothing as long as these criminals are in charge!
Jun 7th, 2013
Connie L. from Shorewood, IL signed.
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John P. from Milwaukee, WI signed.
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David S. from Utica, MI signed.
Jun 7th, 2013
Gordon C. from Medford, OR writes:
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DHS is NOT protecting our civil rights. Rather, DHS is denying us our civil rights with these ammo purchases. Please vote to pass the AMNMO ACT of 2013.
Jun 7th, 2013
Samuel Jason H. from Cleveland, TN signed.