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Border Patrol Now Experiencing an Ammunition Shortage

Duke Nuk'em Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 8:46 AM
Why won't Big Sis share her ammo stash?
conservative_one Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 9:22 AM
I think they are burying it - just to keep it off the market! I'm serious!
These are the people who sent guns to Mexico!
Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 8:51 AM
Because she's buying it all up so she can destroy the brass casings. A while back the military announced that they would start melting down their expended brass casings instead of selling them back to the ammunition companies for reloading and there was a public outcry about the ammo shortage that would result so they backed away from that proposal. This is just another iteration of the same boneheaded idea.

Despite the Department of Homeland Security recently putting in orders to purchase billions of rounds of hollow point ammunition for a purpose of what officials say is target practice, training and quarterly qualifications, Border Patrol agents were told yesterday afternoon that they will not be issued any new proficiency ammunition for next quarter.

Townhall has obtained an email that was sent to Border Patrol agents stationed in the El Centro border sector by a supervisor.

Enforcement Personnel,

Due to budget concerns and ammunition availability, we will not be getting issued any proficiency ammunition for next...