Why’s The Government Buying So Much Ammo?

Published on March 23, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-03-23 at 9.32.28 AMOn Special Report tonight, Doug McKelway took a look at the growing concern over ammunition shortages in the country, particularly the Department of Homeland Security’s purchases of mass quantities of ammo.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says he has been hearing about this more and more from his constituents and, along with a dozen of his colleagues, has written to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the issue. One of the letters asked why the government is stockpiling “considerably more (ammunition) than historical use would suggest is needed.”

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