Sequester, tight budgets means DHS buying less ammunition

Posted by admin on April 25, 2013 in 2nd Ammendment, Politics |
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By Stephen Dinan

The Washington Times

Thursday, April 25, 2013

  • ** FILE ** Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2013, before the House Homeland Security Committee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Tight budgets are forcing the Homeland Security Department to buy less ammunition, two top officials are slated to tell Congress on Thursday as the House oversight committee continues investigating the Obama administration’s ammunition purchases.

Despite the potential for cuts, the department still reported stockpiling more than 260 million rounds of ammunition as of November 2012 — a two-year supply, according to information provided to the committee ahead of a hearing on Thursday.

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