At least police departments and other gun owners now know what’s creating a shortage of ammunition across the nation: It IS the federal government, as those online reports, including several at WND, have explained.
Word came just now when Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was talking to members of Congress and was asked about the ammunition issue.So the fed's buying enough ammo to fight a 25 year long war is the reason for the ammo shortage. Who'd a thunk?
Napolitano was being asked by Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., about the reports of the purchases, and she explained her department dismissed the concerns when they arose, not feeling it was worth a response.
She said the widely reported purchase of 1.6 billion rounds – enough for many years of a war at the rate ammunition is used by the U.S. military these days – was right. At least she thought so.
“This was a five-year strategic sourcing contract for up to one-point-whatever billion rounds,” she confirmed.
In other news, water is wet, the sky is blue, dogs hate cats and your government hates you.