Inhofe, Lucas Introduce Bill Limiting Federal Agencies From Stockpiling Ammunition

Senator Infoe 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK-3) today introduced in their respective chambers the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability (AMMO) Act of 2013. The legislation would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a report on the purchasing of ammunition by federal agencies, except the Department of Defense, and its effect on the supply of ammunition available to the public. The AMMO Act would restrict agencies from obtaining additional ammunition for a six-month period if current agency stockpiles are higher than its monthly averages prior to the Obama Administration.    

“President Obama has been adamant about curbing law-abiding Americans’ access and opportunities to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” said Inhofe. “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. As the public learned in a House committee hearing this week, 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 Lucas. “We 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.”

8 thoughts on “Inhofe, Lucas Introduce Bill Limiting Federal Agencies From Stockpiling Ammunition

  1. Like most legislation that’s admitted to, it sounds good. It’s the parts that never get mentioned and the parts that are later removed silently that creates the problems. It would be interesting to know what financial interests support this act.

  2. OOOoohhhhh….more sweet candy for the public with little or no backing or enforcement behind it. Sounds sweet but comes out bitter. Especially when you exempt the DOD. DHS will just combine themselves (through an Obama executive order) with the DOD in order to prevent them from disclosing their information and as far as the rest of the agencies are concerned, who cares what they report? They can report that they have all the ammo in the country. There’s nothing in this bill that tells people what Congress or anyone will do once they find out. So you can post the numbers on a piece of paper for the public to see. Big deal. It’s not like we don’t already know how much ammo they have already. What is the point of this Act? It’s a joke. Unless I’m missing something, I don’t see any more use for this Act than a person does with fiat paper after they find out it’s worth nothing. It’s only good to wipe your ass with. But that’s just me.

    “The AMMO Act would restrict government agencies from obtaining additional ammunition for a six-month period if current agency stockpiles are higher than its monthly averages prior to the Obama Administration.”

    Big deal. The agencies will say that they shot impossible amounts of ammo after smuggling it into their black budget agencies and operations and hold the ammo there in some undisclosed location until needed and then they will keep repeating the process in order for them to order more.

    Also, we all know how the GAO did so well with our taxpayers money the last time. (Scandals galore) I’m sure they will do their job much better this time. Tell me another one.

    1. yeah.. you’re right, NC.
      This bill has only been introduced to convince the public that someone in D.C. is worried about them or their rights, and it will do nothing to change the ammo supplies to the tyrants.

  3. Strange this coming up after the damage has been done.

    I got this email from a buddy in Idaho first part of the week. Take it for what it’s worth. I only changed the cuss words;

    {—– Original Message —–
    Subject: Containers

    There’s 21 loaded shipping containers sitting in a farmer’s canyon over at Washtucna Wash filled with ATK/Speer sh-t; it just got found out by the county over there. there’s a p-ssing contest with the farmer over a conditional use permit that was not obtained and paperwork filing plus the State has explosive regs on ammo segregation. there is another flat spot dozed nearby to hold a bunch more containers. can’t see from road and this was verified by a State Trooper when he pulled over one of the trucks for a traffic infraction. another guy out dog hunting seen them using pallet jacks to wheel the pallets of ammo onto the lift gate and unload. looks like they are wanting to keep this low-keyed. guess Mann Ranch leased container yard in Lewiston is full up, prob Mini-Mags…..}

    If Speer/CCI is doing this, one can assume other ammo & component manufacturers are doing the same. Introducing & enacting legislation after the damage to retailers is a bit moot. Denying America it’s Right to protect their families & public in general is TREASON.

    1. Yep!

      Like I said, the only way to change things is from the barrel of a gun. These new laws and Acts don’t mean shit as far as I’m concerned.

      1. You nailed it. I got to looking at this a bit. ATK Sporting section is only a small sub-section. I looked at Hodgdon Powder. Hodgdon owns IMR, Winchester & it’s own brand of powder manufacturers. Most, if not all their powders are made now in Australia (ADI). Several specific powders from Alliant (ATK) are from Sweden with some made in the USA. RamShot & Accurate are made overseas & imported. Vihtavuori is imported. Norma imported. We have all these powders being imported. What did the Monkey King sign this week? A ban on importation of ammo & parts from outside the U.S. Then we have the famous “UN Small Arms Treaty”. I haven’t seen the exact copies to be able to read either. Most of these smokeless powder companies are owned outside the United States. Most of these companies are owned by international arms dealer corporations. I can see where if they wanted to continue to broker Firearms & Ammo to a COUNTRY’s military, then they would follow the treaties & importation bans with intent. BTW, the stockholders of these companies ain’t complaining.

        From what I can determine, we are in a predicament very similar to our Nation’s Founders: Powder supplies are limited/out of stock. Try setting up a powder mill now-a-days & the EPA will shut you down or DOJ won’t issue a license. With our current crop of firearms; they won’t shoot without powder. Period. We can only blame ourselves…We let it happen. I’ll let others take the task of researching just how twisted this control of ammo & components really is. It’s mind boggling & sobering. We have been lied to & betrayed by the same companies we vehemently supported. I believe we will continue to find betrayal from those we gave our trust & support to. The taste will be that of wormwood.

  4. I think inhoffe is up for reelection. He was only representative at state convention last week. He placed a large, gloss color inhoffe sign under each delegate’s seat. He opened the convention and presented himself as a protector of the second amendment and claimed he was part of the filibuster gang. He then went off on why church and state should be combined and how faith in god will save us. He failed to mention that he voted in favor of NDAA and HR347. Just another politician seeking a few more years on 20+ consecutive as senator making $172,000 annually doing much of nothing.

  5. yep, Inhofe is up for another 6 year term in 2014. This guy has been in politics since 1978 when he was mayor of Tulsa. Politician to the core. We will be voting against this incumbent.

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