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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 14th, 2013
Raymond B. from Chula Vista, CA signed.
May 13th, 2013
Patricia G. from Burkeville, TX writes:
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I live in a very rural area where it is often necessary to protect our animals and property from wild animals or predators. With such limited availability of ammunition, that is becoming impossible.
May 13th, 2013
Someone from East Hartford, CT signed.
May 13th, 2013
Gregory B. from Greeneville, TN writes:
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We the people have had enough of this kind of activity by the government that is supposed to be of the people, by the people, for the people! It is time to hold our congress to this ideology! We have too much of the president, by the president for the president and the same can be said of most of Congress! Enough is enough!!!!!
May 13th, 2013
Robert L. from Old Hickory, TN signed.
May 13th, 2013
Someone from Texarkana, TX signed.
May 13th, 2013
bennett s. from Sandy, UT signed.
May 13th, 2013
James T. from Floresville, TX writes:
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Please investigate and support the AMMO act. What DHS is doing is highly irregular and quite frankly scary. Why do they need so much fire power and hollow point at that! This is very suspicious. There needs to be a reasonable limit on the amount of ammo purchased by the DHS. What's it for - the IRS to enforce Obamacare?
May 13th, 2013
JOE C. from Georgetown, FL signed.
May 13th, 2013
Shirley M. from Mohnton, PA writes:
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PASS THE AMMO ACT OF 2013 ASAP!!!!
May 13th, 2013
Someone from Milwaukee, WI signed.
May 13th, 2013
Kurt R. from Wendell, NC signed.
May 13th, 2013
Someone from Belleview, FL signed.
May 13th, 2013
Mike H. from Walton, KY signed.
May 13th, 2013
Someone from Duck Hill, MS signed.
May 13th, 2013
Angela M. from Glade Hill, VA signed.
May 13th, 2013
John G. from Fort Myers, FL writes:
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Stop the delusional tyrant in the White House.
May 12th, 2013
Boyce T. from Lafayette, LA writes:
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Stop the waste of our money. If for practice, buy cheaper ammo. You don't need high priced hollow points for practice!
May 11th, 2013
Karl V. from Edwards, MS writes:
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Until SOMEONE can legitimately justify the huge ammo purchases, STOP. The issue to me is SPENDING. STOP SPENDING.
May 11th, 2013
Scott W. from Meridian, ID writes:
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Under the guise of 'saving money on bulk purchases', the Federal government is working once again to undermine the citizens who are forced by taxes to pay for their actions.
May 11th, 2013
Tom S. from Woodstock, GA signed.
May 11th, 2013
James S. from Muncie, IN writes:
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Sounds like they are arming themsevles for a Civil War
May 11th, 2013
Shane G. from Imlay City, MI writes:
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Hollow point ammunition is illegal to use for war. There is only one target
May 11th, 2013
Someone from Houston, TX signed.
May 10th, 2013
Debra K. from Niceville, FL signed.
May 10th, 2013
Gary P. from Wasilla, AK signed.
May 10th, 2013
Robert D. from Ocklawaha, FL signed.
May 10th, 2013
Thomas S. from Osprey, FL writes:
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Backdoor & Underhanded Gun Control
May 9th, 2013
malcolm s. from Washington, KS signed.
May 9th, 2013
William W. from Mckinney, TX signed.
May 9th, 2013
MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
May 9th, 2013
Andrew J. from South Newfane, VT signed.
May 9th, 2013
Someone from Nogales, AZ signed.
May 9th, 2013
Someone from Johnstown, CO signed.
May 9th, 2013
Robert L. from Old Hickory, TN signed.
May 9th, 2013
Jason R. from Walland, TN writes:
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Ammunition is unavailable or in short supply now. This too is against Americas 2nd amendment rights. It should be deemed illegal, but without help from our state representatives, nothing will get done. Signed, sick and tired of dictatorship in the government!!!!!
May 9th, 2013
Someone from Columbus, IN signed.
May 9th, 2013
Gerald T. from Trinity, TX signed.
May 9th, 2013
Jeffrey T. from Milbridge, ME writes:
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I was ABSOLUTLY EMBARRASED! On seeing KING OBAMAS speech in Mexico, blaming law abiding gun owners for the crimes commited in their country!! He acted like it was all the US Citizens fault!! DOES HE HAVE NO SHAME?? A COMPULSIVE LIAR!!!!!!!!!! Why hasnt anyone calked him on the carpet about FAST N FURIOUS??? Where his MINION Eric Holder smuggled guns to Mexican drug cartels! Leading to the deaths of hundreds of mexicans and the death of a Border Patrol Agent. no one has been held accountable for this! And was swept under the rug just like Bengazi!! NO ONE HAS BEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE !! FOR ANYTHING!!! Whats wrong with you people in DC!! You have a BIGOTED! LYING! NARCISSISTIC DICTATOR WANNA BE ruining our country!! He is dismantling our Constitution piece by piece!! You all need to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independance!!! Front to back then back to front!! OSSAMA BIN OBAMA is affraid he will be disposed!! AND SHOULD BE!! HES IN NUMEROUS VIOLATIONS OF BOTH ( WHICH CALLS FOR CHANGE BY THE PEOPLE!! This DHS ammo purchase is for him to hold onto his Tyrannical Regime!!! DHS does not need Frangable ammo unless they intend to go into urban areas and shoot civilians!! Same with hollow point ammo ( out lawed in the Geneva convention) you know who else thumbed their noses at Democracy and the Geneva accords?? Hitler, Stalin and Tojo!! And a whole plethora of other Dictators, Tyrrants , psycopaths, murderes , Hitler and Stalin both started with GUN CONTROL ! UNARMING THE PUBLIC!! so no resistance could be raised!! ( ask the 7 million DDEAD JEWS)
May 9th, 2013
Jeffrey T. from Milbridge, ME writes:
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I was ABSOLUTLY EMBARRASED! On seeing KING OBAMAS speech in Mexico, blaming law abiding gun owners for the crimes commited in their country!! He acted like it was all the US Citizens fault!! DOES HE HAVE NO SHAME?? A COMPULSIVE LIAR!!!!!!!!!! Why hasnt anyone calked him on the carpet about FAST N FURIOUS??? Where his MINION Eric Holder smuggled guns to Mexican drug cartels! Leading to the deaths of hundreds of mexicans and the death of a Border Patrol Agent. no one has been held accountable for this! And was swept under the rug just like Bengazi!! NO ONE HAS BEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE !! FOR ANYTHING!!! Whats wrong with you people in DC!! You have a BIGOTED! LYING! NARCISSISTIC DICTATOR WANNA BE ruining our country!! He is dismantling our Constitution piece by piece!! You all need to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independance!!! Front to back then back to front!! OSSAMA BIN OBAMA is affraid he will be disposed!! AND SHOULD BE!! HES IN NUMEROUS VIOLATIONS OF BOTH ( WHICH CALLS FOR CHANGE BY THE PEOPLE!! This DHS ammo purchase is for him to hold onto his Tyrannical Regime!!! DHS does not need Frangable ammo unless they intend to go into urban areas and shoot civilians!! Same with hollow point ammo ( out lawed in the Geneva convention) you know who else thumbed their noses at Democracy and the Geneva accords?? Hitler, Stalin and Tojo!! And a whole plethora of other Dictators, Tyrrants , psycopaths, murderes , Hitler and Stalin both started with GUN CONTROL ! UNARMING THE PUBLIC!! so no resistance could be raised!! ( ask the 7 million DDEAD JEWS)