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A Request for Congressional Investigation Into The Ammunition Shortage

 
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:47 PM
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Re: A Request for Congressional Investigation Into The Ammunition Shortage

Hey Joe, Gary, All...

Good to hear from you guys also.

There's just so much going on right now, it's difficult for me to wrap my head around it. This one man is tearing the country apart. If you look at his pictures or watch his face when he is chastising republicans on the national stage, you can see the smile in his eyes. He is accomplishing exactly what his handlers want. Keep the sheeple contented, duped, and ignorant. Fill them with snake oil, feed them fat lies, gorge them on fairy tales, fatten them on government handouts stolen from the cupboards of hard working Americans. Marxism at it's finest.

I read yesterday the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, is accusing this man of 'flip flopping'. REALLY??? This comes as a surprise?? This man has no problem lying, misleading and betraying his own citizens and Mr. Zarif thinks he's going to be honest and truthful with the Iranians. He must have his turban wrapped too tight. Guess he doesn't watch much TV, certainly not FOX!

This man, while sitting in front of a national audience was jaw jacking with the last president to be impeached by the House hawking his socialist medical plan. He flippantly admitted that 'of course there will be new taxes and tax increases' associated with his plan. Duhhhhhhhh.... really, wow what a surprise, oh well if you don't pay taxes you have nothing to worry about but I had over $700 in taxes taken out of my last check. Suck it up babies, I'm feeding your fat dumb non working asses. While your at it, go get another free cell phone... it's on me.

Here's what my congressman had to say about my letter to him. He's a good man and he's really trying, but like we used to say..."It's hard to scream with the eagles when you have to **** with chickens every day"

Take care, prepare.

Animo et Fide "Courage and Faith"

CongressmanForbes@housemail.house.gov
Jul 30

to me
July 30, 2013

Dear Mr. Burnett:

There have been recent reports regarding ammunition shortages, as well as contracts for ammunition issued by the government. You may be please to know that I voted for the Meadow’s amendment, H. AMDT. 123, to H.R. 2217, the Homeland Security FY 2014 Appropriations Bill, which passed by a vote of 234-192. This amendment prohibits new purchases of ammunition by the Department of Homeland Security until it provides a complete report to the Congress of how much ammunition it uses in its training and operations.

First and foremost, I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which reads: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” While others may disagree, the plain language of this Amendment guarantees the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

While no one condones the purchase and use of guns by felons or other high-risk individuals to perpetrate any crime, we must not improperly hamper the right of law-abiding citizens to bear or purchase arms, or infringe upon rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

As a result of consumer demand, ammunition retailers have stated that they are running low on common types of ammunition including .22 caliber long rifle shells. Consumers have increased firearm and ammunition purchases in light of pending gun control legislation, which has contributed to the shortage of readily available supplies of certain firearms and ammunition.

Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a recent contract for the purchase of .40-caliber 165-grain pistol ammunition and 9mm 124-grain commercial leaded training ammunition. The contracts for ammunition purchases published on the internet for DHS reflect not the actual number of “bullets” purchased, but a number that the contractor agrees to be able to provide. Law enforcement officers have noted that hollow point bullets are one of the most common types of civilian and law-enforcement ammunition due to the reduced risk of bystanders being hit by over-penetrating or ricocheted bullets, and the increased speed of incapacitation. Finally, since 2008, DHS has had sixteen Mine Resistant Armored Vehicles (MRAP), which were transferred from the Department of Defense, for the issuance of “high-risk” arrest warrants. DHS has not announced a similar purchase since that time, and the purchase of such vehicles was not included in the House Approved Fiscal Year 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations bill.

In addressing the nation’s serious fiscal predicament, we must recognize that a wasteful government is a serious threat to the stability and success of our nation. Efficiency is paramount to the reduction of government waste and decreasing the federal deficit. Congress has a responsibility to the American people to rein in unnecessary expenditures and scale back excessive spending so we are not placing the burden of our excess on the backs of our children and future generations.

Finally, the government set up by our Founders established checks and balances, one of which is Congress, and one was the Constitution. Therefore, Congress will examine effective and meaningful ways to prevent tragedies like the one in Newtown, without infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens.

For more information on what is happening each week in Congress, please visit Congressman J. Randy Forbes - The Official Online Resource for Constituents of Virginia's Fourth Congressional District to subscribe to my weekly e-newsletter. If I may be of assistance to you on this, or any other issue, please visit my website or feel free to contact me in my Washington DC office at (202) 225-6365. With kind personal regards, I am

Yours truly,



J. RANDY FORBES
Member of Congress

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Old 10-02-2013, 09:58 AM
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Re: A Request for Congressional Investigation Into The Ammunition Shortage

Well, it was definitely a good response, but to me it says little to address your original concerns about rifle ammunition and reloading components for rifles and shotguns. If DHS has ordered 9mm and .40 cal. ammunition, it does not explain, at least to me, why we have had such a hard time finding components for rifles and shotguns...
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:19 PM
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Re: A Request for Congressional Investigation Into The Ammunition Shortage

Never knew law enforcement required an MRAP to make an arrest. Must be some real pussies.....

Some of this stuff is getting way out of hand.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:09 PM
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Re: A Request for Congressional Investigation Into The Ammunition Shortage

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Never knew law enforcement required an MRAP to make an arrest. Must be some real pussies.....

Some of this stuff is getting way out of hand.
No Doubt!
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:49 AM
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Re: A Request for Congressional Investigation Into The Ammunition Shortage

The trash needs to be taken out of Washington!
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:58 AM
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Re: A Request for Congressional Investigation Into The Ammunition Shortage

2014 would be a great year to let the elected officials know how we feel about gun control, especially those who are vulnerable. When Udall of Colorade sent me an email claiming that lie of a statistic that 90% of americans supported Obama's gun control I took action. I emailed Udall right back telling him that I had asked 10 of my friends and 9 didnt approve of his job performance. I then asked for him to resign based on a 90% disapproval rating. WE HAVE TO HIT BACK AND HIT BACK QUICKLY.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:43 PM
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Re: A Request for Congressional Investigation Into The Ammunition Shortage

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... I do not trust anyone in the governments pocket to care for my best interest.
So I wrote my Congressman, again.
I will certainly join you in your effort, Doc. I suspect you would find it difficult to find members of this forum and others like it who would not share your goal.
I did find it something of a dichotomy that you "don't trust anyone in governments pocket" but you chose to write a Congressman.
Oh, I know how the system is supposed to work - Congress is supposed to represent the people - but this Congress has a history of representing only their own interests in building a lifetime career in office.
I don't hold much hope for the success of your effort but I do wish you every bit of good fortune.
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