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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!

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Public Comments
May 9th, 2013
Jeffrey T. from Milbridge, ME writes:
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King Obama is acting like a SPOILED CHILD WHO DIDNT GET HIS WAY "STOMPING FEET" this ammo purchase is ludicrous!! They want more ammo ?? For what?? The ammo they have ammased vastly out surpasses the DOD and what they use!! Obama couldnt get the gun ban passed so hes going after the ammo!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE!! He lied his*****of about bengazi was falsly re elected! Hes a snake! Pass this bill. The people arent stupid with whats going on! With ammo output up and still no ammo around where is it then?? He is lying!! He intends to use it on civilians!!
May 9th, 2013
jeff d. from Sanders, AZ signed.
May 9th, 2013
Scott S. from Coshocton, OH signed.
May 9th, 2013
Someone from Renton, WA signed.
May 9th, 2013
Someone from Bothell, WA writes:
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DHS doesn't need that much ammo unless they intend on waging a land war with Mexico or door to door with Americans.
May 8th, 2013
William C. from Ocala, FL writes:
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DHS does not need to have more ammo than our military. This is just a way of cutting off the supply to American citizens.
May 8th, 2013
Gordon G. from Fortville, IN writes:
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Gentlemen this is just another ploy to keep citizens defensless. this madman must be stopped.Our Military doesnt even stockpile hollow point bullets. I guess the DHS wants larger exit wounds than a full metal jacket will provide. Help us before it's too late. Pass the ammo act of 2013.NOW!
May 8th, 2013
Dale M. from Pittsburgh, PA signed.
May 8th, 2013
William E. from New Braunfels, TX signed.
May 8th, 2013
E P. from Henagar, AL signed.
May 8th, 2013
Someone from Fairbanks, AK writes:
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I have spent over 6 months trying to buy a thousand rounds of .22 caliber long rifles and have still not met that goal as there is little to no ammo available anywhere including areas I have traveled to outside. The few times I have found ammo available in any caliber, supplies were extremely limited. This is absolutely a conspiracy created between DHS and the Obama regime, and it stinks!! I am an active hunter, as well as a serious target shooter and have been unable to purchase any ammo in some of the caliber weapons that I own. The prices for us little guys has been driven up by this shortage to a point that is beyond belief... This has all the appearances to me of being gun control without taking of our guns!! And lastly, DHS, NO WAY, needs these quantities of ammo. It appears that DHS is becoming more military then our legit branches of service when you really look at what they're purchasing in equipment, supplies, etc... I have to ask myself, what are they preparing for, as I see more and more reasons to be concerned....
May 8th, 2013
Someone from Ilion, NY writes:
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The practice of DHS stockpiling ammo to keep it out of the hands of the citizenry must be stopped immediately. This is money that is provided by the taxpayers. DHS is out of control and should be defunded
May 8th, 2013
Melvin J. from Ville Platte, LA signed.
May 8th, 2013
Henry W. from Aurora, CO writes:
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The stockpiling of weapons and ammunition to be used to put down social uprisings is usually an iniquitous strategy employed by oppressive regimes; NOT BY A DEMOCRACY. We should therefore vigorously oppose it.
May 8th, 2013
Donna R. from Allen, TX writes:
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This needs to be stopped.
May 8th, 2013
Glenda S. from Julian, NC signed.
May 8th, 2013
David W. from Pocatello, ID signed.
May 8th, 2013
John L. from Fort Edward, NY writes:
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This has everything to do with Mr. Obama's dream of having his very own domestic military to rule as he sees fit and to prevent the people from rising against his tyranny. You don't have to be hit with a two by four to understand what is going on here. The practice of DHS stockpiling ammo to keep it out of the hands of the citizenry must be stopped immediately. This is money that is provided by the taxpayers to deny the taxpayers.
May 8th, 2013
John U. from Stanley, VA signed.
May 8th, 2013
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Just what is the reason for the massive ammo purchases by HS. Napalitano pretty much told Congress to buzz off when asked. Is this Obama's civilian army or a back door at gun rights. It is appalling the arrogance and disregard all the heads of Obama's department show when testifying in front of Congress. Oh that's right Obama said you are irrevelant.
May 8th, 2013
MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
May 8th, 2013
Rick B. from Flag Pond, TN signed.
May 8th, 2013
Someone from Akron, OH writes:
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Obama has a plan first our guns. Then he has the ammo and the weapons. Then we become his puppets. This is not going to happen. This is his personal army to what he wants with.That means take out anyone who is a problem!
May 8th, 2013
Karissa S. from Granbury, TX signed.
May 8th, 2013
Daniel B. from Elkhorn, NE signed.
May 8th, 2013
Someone from Fort Thomas, KY signed.
May 8th, 2013
Melton B. from Tyler, TX signed.
May 8th, 2013
Michael S. from San Diego, CA signed.
May 8th, 2013
Someone from Trussville, AL signed.
May 8th, 2013
Harold M. from Seagoville, TX signed.
May 8th, 2013
Thurman J. from Wickenburg, AZ signed.
May 8th, 2013
David S. from Champlin, MN writes:
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I oppose any undemocratic activity by any branch of our government.
May 8th, 2013
James S. from Muncie, IN writes:
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Are they planning a war against U.S. citizens?
May 8th, 2013
Robert C. from Renton, WA writes:
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This shows signs like the days when Hitler was in power. Us Americans are not stupid. Yes! some are; but most of us know what is going on and are fed up.
May 8th, 2013
Someone from Cottonwood, AZ writes:
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Inability to get ammo at Walmart highlights DHS impact on legal gun owners inability to obtain ammo.
May 8th, 2013
MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
May 8th, 2013
Jean K. from Indianapolis, IN signed.
May 8th, 2013
lacy m. from Henderson, NV signed.
May 8th, 2013
kelly p. from Henderson, NV signed.
May 8th, 2013
timothy m. from Henderson, NV writes:
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This is being done by the gungrabbers in washington to keep ammo away from us!!! If they keep buying it all, there is none for us, and prices have risen by 50-100% also!!!! Don't buy ammo until prices come back down people. Just enough for self defense!!!!!