Gun conundrum: Why is ammunition still in short supply?
Store manager Mike Fiota shows a box of .223 ammunition at left and a box of 9 mm ammunition at right at Duke's Sport Shop in New Castle, Pa.Full Story
“Shall NOT be infringed!”
Since: Apr 13
San Jose, CA.
#1 Apr 26, 2013
Because Homeland Security has bought about 2 BILLION rounds of ammo, THAT'S why.
The Department of Homeland Security is spending more and more on pricey hollow-point bullets for law-enforcement officers -- even as it plans to enforce furloughs and other cuts on Customs and Border Protection employees due to sequestration.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds over the next five years for training and on-duty purposes. They cite the numerous law enforcement agencies contained within the department with employees who carry weapons. But the purchases have led to criticism that the agency is spending money on bullets that can cost twice as much as regular ammo -- and questions over whether those bullets are really needed for training purposes....
WHY does homeland security need that much ammo? WHO ARE THEY GOING TO USE IT AGAINST?
Since: Mar 08
#2 Apr 27, 2013
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