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House Lawmakers Want To Know Why DHS Needs All That Ammo

June 6, 2013 by  

House lawmakers voted this week to disallow the Department of Homeland Security to enter new contracts for the purchase of millions of rounds of ammunition until DHS can explain to Congress why it needs so much ammo, and how much it is costing American taxpayers.

The move was included in the 2014 spending bill for DHS via an amendment proposed by Representative Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). The lawmaker called the amendment a necessary legislative reaction to news of DHS’s plans to purchase ion excess of 1.1 billion of rounds of ammunition.

“Given this large purchase, the American people and members of Congress rightfully had concerns and questions,” Meadows said. “This is a responsible amendment which ensures that Congress and the American people are aware of the necessity and the cost of ammunition prior to entering into new contracts for procurement.”

The amendment would not impede current ammo purchase contracts, but bars further contracts until DHS officials report to Congress.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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