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Published: Thursday, Feb. 14 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Obama can't over rule the 2nd amendment so he's buying up all the ammo.

m.g. scott

I'd say invest in any company that makes ammo. With the private citizens buying it up under the possible threat of it being limited by law, and the government buying it in bulk, its a sure thing investment.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
See also the drone airports story posted today. Nothing to see here, folks.

JD Tractor
Iowa City, IA

Homeland security buys 750 million rounds for their training facilities. 70 thousand agents used that facility last year. That equals 10,714 bullets per person. That not including the billion plus that Immigration is buying.

The first thing this is by far, is a waste of tax payer money. Second, I can't imagine the government attacking it's own citizens (they'd lose anyway, we're not Egypt), but they are trying to make it very expensive for citizens to buy ammo.

The government will say sure buy your guns, knowing the price or availability of ammo is high and scarce. What the gov. is asking for is so large that companies can't keep up with that contract and supply civilians too.

Americans are losing their patience with Obama, in fact we want answers for many more things that just bullet purchases.

Ogden, UT

Do you really trust this Government? I can believe very easily that this is The King's idea to make ammo scarce and expensive

Elk River, MN

So, the bullet purchases are most/all hollow point rounds. You don't need hollow point rounds for practice - they're more expensive than regular jacketed rounds. You use hollow point rounds to inflict bodily damage. So, to take at face value what the government representative has said, is just being a little gullible. Also, if all these bullet purchases were just for regular standard training, this wouldn't be a spike in purchases.

This story is less informative than it should be.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Of all people, Salt Lakers ought to know how intrusive the government has become. The DARPA super computer center down by the point-of-the-mountain is a reminder of the elephant in the room.

Springville, UT

When people become curious about something as serious as this, and the entity being scrutinized says "it's being blown out of proportion", what they're really trying to do is put your guard down.

I don't believe this anymore than Obama's statement that he's not after our guns. And I don't believe they contacted Alex Jones. He would have responded (see his appearance on Piers Morgan's show?).

You've been warned. And the administration is relying upon its public affairs department--the compliant media to massage public opinion.

By the way, DHS does classify conservatives passionate about liberty and freedom as potential domestic terrorists.

Mcallen, TX

JD Tractor,

"Americans are losing their patience with Obama,"

The worse things get, the more they feel Obama is needed. It's crazy.--Look for Obama to be re-elected in 2016.--Executive order.

Ogden, UT

@worf Say it ain't so Joe.

Mcallen, TX

mohokat--hope I'm wrong

Ogden, UT

@worf I gotta believe that that is in his toughts being the narcasist that he is. I'm thinking that if----- that is when the revolution would commence.

Mcallen, TX

BO is using our tax money against us.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

worf: mohokat--hope I'm wrong

Statistically speaking you and mohot are usually wrong, so I'll agree you 2 are wrong again.

(see president mitt win by a landslide)

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