House Lawmakers Want To Know Why DHS Needs All That Ammo


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.

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  • Dave

    Conservatives!!!! You must go to the aid of your brothers and sisters at the DHS!!! The GOP are trying to take away the DHS’s 2nd Amendment rights!. Stop it!!! Stop it now!!!!

    • Jana

      We an always depend on Mr. Taliban man to come up with something stupid!

      • Dave

        And We can depend on you to come up with something as dumb as “Mr Taliban” to describe a liberal when the Taliban are a bunch of religious nut conservatives. The tea party comes to mind when I think “American Taliban”

        • Jana

          Well quit sounding like you are their representative.

    • independent thinker

      Dave’s score

      revelance of comment——–F
      intellegence of comment—–F
      attempt at humor————–F
      attempt at sarcasm———–F
      Stupidity of comment———A
      Significance of comment—–F

      • Dave

        Coming from the American Taliban, I take that score as a compliment.