Californian Congressman Doug LaMalfa and 14 of his House peers have written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition and whether the purchases are part of a deliberate attempt to restrict supply to the American people.
The DHS has committed to purchasing around 2 billion rounds of ammunition over the course of the last year. Many believe the purchases are exacerbating bullet shortages across the country, supplies already strained by record sales prompted as a result of the Obama administration’s gun control agenda.
“The extraordinary level of ammunition purchases made by Homeland Security seems to have, in states such as my own, created an extreme shortage of ammunition to the point where many gun owners are unable to purchase any,” LaMalfa wrote in the letter.
“Are these purchases being conducted in a manner that strategically denies the American people access to ammunition,” the Congressman added.
According to the Record Searchlight, it is not yet known whether the DHS has responded to LaMalfa’s letter. The report also quotes gun store owners who are suspicious about the federal agency’s huge ammo buys.
As we reported yesterday, other members of Congress who have asked similar questions to those posed by LaMalfa have been rebuffed.
“They have no answer for that question. They refuse to answer to answer that,” Congressman Timothy Huelscamp told WeAreChange reporters earlier this week, adding, “They refuse to let us know what is going on, so I don’t really have an answer for that. Multiple members of Congress are asking those questions.”
Huelscamp promised to keep asking and even threatened to back a move to defund the agency if answers were not forthcoming.
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