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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
May 22nd, 2013
donna c. from Athens, GA signed.
May 22nd, 2013
ader p. from Thief River Falls, MN signed.
May 22nd, 2013
Chris M. from Bakersfield, CA signed.
May 22nd, 2013
James R. from Bloomington, IL signed.
May 20th, 2013
MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
May 20th, 2013
Lisa G. from Goldendale, WA signed.
May 19th, 2013
Evan S. from Saratoga Springs, NY signed.
May 19th, 2013
Kenan W. from Clemmons, NC signed.
May 19th, 2013
Someone from Charlotte, TN writes:
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i would like an answer as to WHY these departments of govt. think they need all this ammo... and im not buying practice
May 17th, 2013
Bill & Sonja M. from Little Rock, AR signed.
May 17th, 2013
Dorothy B. from Glendale, AZ signed.
May 17th, 2013
Kerry B. from Marysville, CA writes:
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DHS stockpiling of ammo is an attempt at disarming the citizens of the United States. Our founding fathers understood that to avoid tyranny, the population must be able to protect itself against the government - Our constitution is the document that is to govern and guide our great country. When we ignore these great principles, we cease to be great!
May 17th, 2013
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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With all the scandals, the ammo grab by HS, sure becomes more and more suspicious in it's intent. I hope you wake up and realize and will do something about the citizens of this country losing their freedoms.
May 17th, 2013
Helen J. from Freeport, NY signed.
May 17th, 2013
Raymond B. from Chula Vista, CA signed.
May 16th, 2013
Larry P. from Deale, MD signed.
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David C. from Onalaska, WA signed.
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Carolyn W. from Trenton, SC signed.
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Gil C. from Chicago, IL signed.
May 15th, 2013
John M. from Walled Lake, MI signed.
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John M. from Walled Lake, MI signed.
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Gene K. from Lake Arrowhead, CA signed.
May 15th, 2013
Rhonda j h. from Hagerstown, MD signed.
May 15th, 2013
William M. from Wind Ridge, PA writes:
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Just like Ted Kennedy's GUNS for ME NONE FOR YOU
May 15th, 2013
bryan b. from Mobile, AL signed.
May 15th, 2013
Harry R. from Carnegie, PA signed.
May 15th, 2013
James S. from Muncie, IN writes:
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How many bullets and armored vehicles do they need?
May 15th, 2013
Liz R. from Carnegie, PA signed.
May 15th, 2013
John K. from Pensacola, FL signed.
May 15th, 2013
Bernard L. from Denham Springs, LA signed.
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Donald Z. from Reynoldsburg, OH signed.
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Someone from Glencoe, MN signed.
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Bill O. from Alamogordo, NM signed.
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will h. from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
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donna l. from Rockingham, NC signed.
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randy g. from Upland, CA signed.
May 14th, 2013
randy s. from Gillett, PA signed.
May 14th, 2013
bill t. from Gladewater, TX writes:
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We need to elect some Constitutional Americans and send these highly educated idiots back to third world countries before we become one.
May 14th, 2013
ROGER F. from Chesapeake, VA signed.
May 14th, 2013
Brad N. from Sarasota, FL writes:
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Where is all the ammo going? 70,000 officers aren't all training that consistantly. Ask any Police Dept how many rounds their officers shoot in training each month.