Inhofe: Obama administration trying to ‘dry up’ ammo supply

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, May 6, 2013.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    On Aaron Klein’s weekend show on New York City’s WABC radio, Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe accused the Obama administration of buying up ammunition at an unprecedented level to bypass the Second Amendment so gun-owners “can’t even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much.”
    “Let’s make sure that your audience out there is aware, Aaron, that our president, Obama, has been doing everything he could to stop the private ownership of guns in America,” Inhofe said. “You know that, everyone knows that. And yet he’s been voted down in a big way by a large majority. And so my feeling is that he’s doing this to buy up [ammunition] so that we can’t buy: Honest, law-abiding citizens here in the United States, like my son, can’t even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much.”
    Inhofe explained to Klein he is working to introduce the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability (AMMO) bill that will limit “non-defense, armed federal agencies to pre-Obama levels of ammunition.”
    “It’s designed to have the GAO (that’s the Government Accounting Office) inventory — not the Defense Department, but all other departments that use weaponry — as to what they’re doing in terms of the amount of ammunition that they have bought to dry up the market for honest, law-abiding citizens,” Inhofe said.
    The Oklahoma Republican called the buy-ups intentional and referred to testimony last month from Nick Nayak, the Department of Homeland Security’s chief procurement officer, who said DHS has the right to buy up the ammunition.
    “I believe it’s intentional,” Inhofe said. “Now we had someone testify the other day the DHS, the Department of Homeland Security, has the ‘right’ — this is a bureaucrat that said this — they have the ‘right’ to buy as much as they want, and they’re planning to buy 750 million rounds. Well, that is more than three times the amount that our soldiers are using for training to defend our nation. So, it’s just another effort to restrict gun activity and ownership. We have in this country the Second Amendment, that preserves the right to keep and bear arms, and the president doesn’t believe in that.”
    Inhofe was skeptical of theory that the ammo buy-up was an effort by DHS to seize power from the state, as some have suggested, but did say it was unprecedented and shouldn’t be allowed.
    “This has never happened in this country before,” he added. “We’ve never had government trying to take that much control at the expense of the law-abiding citizens. And we’re not going to let it happen.”
  2. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I've always said, the administration will go after the ammo because it's not constitutional protected.

    the relentless march to back door disarmament.
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Ammo, primer, powders- everything that is not constitutionally protected is under attack just as @VisuTrac said. If you can buy it at a decent price, grab it. It can only get worse if they have their way, beat them to the punch. I picked up all the .270 today from a shop and the guy just smiled... he said he see's it every day- someone comes in for a particular caliber and cleans off the shelf.
  4. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Monkey++

    I'm not desperate yet. But if I ever do I'll start buying similar cartridge ammo and reassemble for what I need. Buy still available .270 and reload as .30-06.
  5. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey+++

    The supreems have ruled in a round about way that ammo is protected. Something in a case about the gun without ammo is useless. These yahoos are using there us first contracts and our tax dollars to do an end run.
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yes Dog, You are right. If you actually READ the SCOTUS Heller Decision, It does cover Ammunition as a protected Item, in that it was NOTED, that without Ammunition, one can NOT "Bear Arms" because an "Arm" is not and Arm, unloaded, it is a Club. Few Folks have actually read Heller, and McDonald, and only know what the MSM has stated, what is in it. I suggest that ALL Monkeys actually go READ the Decisions, and KNOW what they actually SAY.... My Opinion.... YMMV....
    kellory and Yard Dart like this.
  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I agree with your post BT, but since when has this administration gave a blank about SCOTUS rulings, federal law's or common sense.....
    If they can throw a wrench into the citizens procuring ammunition and it's components- they will and are doing so ....
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