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Police Face Ammo Shortages

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hoji, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. huntsman

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    The saying used to be control the food control the people, now is it control the ammo control the LEO?

    yeah I wear foil and wouldn't put it past .gov progressives.
     
  2. Queen_of_Thunder

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    We are 3 months into this mess. Every ammo seller has limits and have had them for some time now yet no ammo. People are not buying up ammo by the case. They are buying it at a 1-3 boxes at a time yet there is no ammo. Where is the imported ammo.

    The ammo shortage has even hit the Kudlow report on CNBC.
     
  3. jmr40

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    When the story first broke someone, either on purpose, on by accident added a few zeros to the figures on the amount of ammo ordered by DHS. The story went all over the country in news and on the net. This was corrected within days and has been discussed numerous times on various forums and news outlets.

    The correction probably was lost on the back pages of most newspapers just like all of the other corrections they make.
     
  4. Queen_of_Thunder

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    Kudlow just had a segment on the 1.6 billion round DHS ammo purchase.
     
  5. alsaqr

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    Police are having trouble buying training ammunition because people stand in line to scarf up every round of popular caliber ammunition when it hits the store.

    i will say it once more: All the stuff about DHS buying up the ammo and causing a shortage is trashy conspiracy theory.

    The last post on this thread sums up the DHS ammunition buy very well.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=651455&page=3&highlight=DHS+buying+ammunition
     
  6. oneounceload

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    Why, that's EXACTLY what the left and MSM do on a daily basis - tell the lie often enough and you can make it become a truth - right out of Goebbel's playbook... ;)
     
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    Good. Maybe they'll start complaining to their masters, and the masters might listen
     
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    A couple of posts before that is a guy saying ammo is available on the internet. BS, I can't find 9mm anywhere.
     
  9. alsaqr

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    One guy's post is 'debunking'? That's a new standard. I did notice at the top of the page someone calling BS on there being a 'shortage' at all, saying cabela's is FULL of .223. Uh, yeah, that's nowhere near reality.
     
  11. Queen_of_Thunder

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    Really. How can people cause a shortage when suppliers are limiting the amount of ammo that can be purchase. The local gun shops have no ammo, Midway has no ammo, Natchezz has no ammo, Aim Surplus and other suppliers have no ammo so tell me where is all of this ammo thats being bought up and flipped. Who has it?

    I finally was able to buy some 9mm ammo today for the first time in a few weeks. I bought 1 box. Thats right. One box. How do you flip that.
     
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    Source? We don' need no stinkin' source. A cop would never bend the rules. Never. Especially not while shooting with a neighbor. :rolleyes:
     
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    My nephew is an airline pilot and has the permit to carry on the plane. He loves shooting, but the Feds supply him so much (really expensive) ammo to practice with that he can't keep up.
     
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    Maybe if this story gets pumped up in the media till it becomes a "crisis" Congress could demand that we start importing ammo from China again.This current panic would start to ease as soon as the first few shipments hit the docks.
     
  16. Zoogster

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    Could part of the problem be that while the majority of products people purchase in the United States are produced in China, one of the only products we cannot purchase from these giant manufacturers are firearms and ammunition.


    Now granted domestic ammunition and firearm manufacturers like this situation because while the rest of society has to compete with cheaper products from China, the firearm industry does not.
    It is protected and insulated in many ways from foreign competition that most other industries must deal with.
    That does of course result in more firearm related American jobs.

    But Norinco would love to ease the burden and fill shelves full of ammunition.
    Canada has no shortage of inexpensive ammunition from Norinco:

    https://www.canadaammo.com/product/byCategory/ammunition/

    Did you want a crate of .223/5.56 for 28 cents a round?

    https://www.canadaammo.com/product/detail/379


    This could be you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwHiIq6KTV4
     
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    I'm partial to Winchester WinClean BEB, but I can't find it anywhere for a reasonable price. The usual places are sportsmans guide and cheaper than dirt. I remember buying 500 and 1000 rounds for classes and it was fairly inexpensive. Now it would cost more than the class.
     
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    Not sure what point youre trying to make.

    I understand this. I get 'free' ammo from my dept. I get to use it at our departments range to shoot through my duty gun. The post that I quoted implied that cops get free ammo to shoot through their personally owned firearms on their free time. So if that is true, sources please (if the two cops you know do in fact fit the quote that i replied to, i highly doubt they are representative of the hundreds of thousands of LEOs in the US).
     
  19. hoji

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    Hmm.
     
  20. nathan

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    THis will be going on for a good while.
     
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    Well...I've gotten pretty good at throwing rocks lately. There seems to be no shortage of them where I live.
     
  22. PlaneJain

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    GlowinPontiac - "The Federal Govt. will just supply them. Same way that companies who refuse to sell to police in non free states will be worked around by the feds supplying the police depts with any guns they need."

    But what if some of these police departments are the ones that are openly vowing to not enforce the new gun policies of their state? Do you really think the federal government will give them any??? ;)
     
  23. Texshooter

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    Well, better Police be short than me. I support them, but they work for me.

    In the metro ATL county I live in, the Police get 50 rounds a month minimum (not much I know, but sometimes more than I can get). The powers that be know not what gun, if any, those rounds are fired from. I know some have been sold to civies instead. They are meant for practice.

    So, yes, they are often fired out of officers personally owned pistols
     
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    I like that canada ammo quote on their site.

     
  25. avs11054

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    So again, there is no source, but you just happen to have knowledge of it
     
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