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Border Patrol Now Experiencing an Ammunition Shortage..... What happened to the 1.6-Billion Rounds the DHS has purchased with US Tax Dollars...????

ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA* 2013/06/25 21:55:46
Border Patrol Now Experiencing an Ammunition ShortageKatie Pavlich | Apr 05, 2013
Katie Pavlich

Despite the Department of Homeland Security recently putting in orders to purchase billions of rounds of hollow point ammunition for a purpose of what officials say is target practice, training and quarterly qualifications, Border Patrol agents were told yesterday afternoon that they will not be issued any new proficiency ammunition for next quarter.

Townhall has obtained an email that was sent to Border Patrol agents stationed in the El Centro border sector by a supervisor.

Enforcement Personnel,

Due to budget concerns and ammunition availability, we will not be getting issued any proficiency ammunition for next quarter. In addition to these reductions, we are also being limited to qualification ammo only. What this means to you is that you will not receive the normal 150 rounds for practice and we will not have any extra ammunition for a combat course following normal qualifications.

If you have the ammunition available and would like extra practice during your qualification day, the firearms instructors will have a training course available for Indio Station Personnel, keeping in mind basic marksmanship skills as well as tactical training with a limited amount of ammunition. You are not required to bring your own ammunition.

If you do not have extra ammo to bring, you will be given extra time to clean and maintain your issued handgun as well as station long arms.

If you have any questions about this quarters quals please feel free to send me your concerns.

Thanks.



According to information obtained and published by Senator Tom Coburn, Customs and Border Protection [CBP] purchased 36,475,000 rounds of ammunition at a cost of $12,255,040 for fiscal year 2012. CBP plans to purchase more for fiscal year 2013 at a cost of $12,528,146. In total, DHS plans to spend $37,263,698 on ammunition for all sub-agencies this year. As of November, 20, 2012, CBP had 94,404,329 rounds of ammunition in its inventory. DHS had 263,733,362 rounds available.

The information released by Coburn also states, "Approximately 70 percent of CBP ammunition is used for quarterly qualifications, mandated firearms training, advanced firearms training, as well as testing and evaluation. Twenty percent of CBP ammunition is allocated to maintaining CBP’s operational posture. This includes rounds for duty use, as well as for maintaining CBP’s special response teams. The remaining 10 percent is dedicated to maintaining ammunition reserves at both the national and local levels."

Local chapter 2554 of the National Border Patrol Council asks on its website, "We get a 32% pay cut, even though Congress gave CBP enough money to cover salaries, and now we can’t even maintain proficiency with our service weapons to defend ourselves in the field.....Why is there an ammunition shortage? Why can’t Border Patrol agents get enough ammunition to maintain proficiency, especially at a time of increased cross-border smuggling and illegal activity? Where is all this ammunition going?"

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/04/05/border-p...

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DHS Tells Border Patrol They Have Ammo Shortage

6 April 2013

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I know, you are probably thinking like I am after reading the title, “You’ve got to be kidding!” I’m not. Even after the Department of Homeland Security indicated that they had nearly 264 million rounds of ammunition back near the end of November 2012, they have sent out an email to Border Patrol agents yesterday informing them that they will not be issued any new proficiency ammunition for next quarter.

Townhall obtained an email sent to Border Patrol agents stationed in the El Centro border sector by a supervisor:

Enforcement Personnel,

Due to budget concerns and ammunition availability, we will not be getting issued any proficiency ammunition for next quarter. In addition to these reductions, we are also being limited to qualification ammo only. What this means to you is that you will not receive the normal 150 rounds for practice and we will not have any extra ammunition for a combat course following normal qualifications.

If you have the ammunition available and would like extra practice during your qualification day, the firearms instructors will have a training course available for Indio Station Personnel, keeping in mind basic marksmanship skills as well as tactical training with a limited amount of ammunition. You are not required to bring your own ammunition.

If you do not have extra ammo to bring, you will be given extra time to clean and maintain your issued handgun as well as station long arms.

If you have any questions about this quarters (sic) quals please feel free to send me your concerns.

Thanks.

According to my previous calculations, not only did DHS inform Tom Coburn that they had an inventory at that time of nearly 264 million round of ammunition (figure that was 73% of the previous three years purchases), but they had also budgeted over $37 million to be spent on ammunition in fiscal year 2013.
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  • KCurtis 2013/06/25 22:40:04
    KCurtis
    +10
    Good thing I got my stockpile. I think they are just trying to squeeze the patrol agents now that they think amnesty is coming.
    ammo stockpile

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  • sglmom 2013/07/04 22:32:51
    sglmom
    Excuse me?
    I'm just seriously questioning this ..
    is this how the DHS Covers their REARS ..
    de facto amnesty ..
    by telling the LAW ENFORCERS they can't have AMMO to practice to keep their weapons Certifications?

    (hmm ... very suspicious indeed0
  • Dan 2013/07/03 14:40:27
    Dan
    +1
    Yeah, makes sence. They need that ammo to use on Americans.
  • STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL 2013/07/03 14:23:00
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +1
    Not surprising. Obama wants the ammunition to dry up availability for citizens, as well as to supply his "get around Posse Comitatus citizens army" yet to be constructed. The last thing he wants to do is anything that will slow the entry of illegal aliens (future Democratic voters) by properly arming border agents.
  • AL 2013/07/02 06:00:51
    AL
    +2
    They might want to ask the Department of home land stupidity-why they needed more ammo then our own police departments, military and every other department of
    Government as well?Not to mention the ammo most American citizens can't even find now as well!
  • Matt 2013/06/29 02:47:16
    Matt
    +4
    What if they didn't buy the ammo ? What if they just put the money in their pockets ?
    Ammunition sudden realization
  • ReconMa... Matt 2013/06/30 00:51:08
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +4
    Also very Possible...Makes sense....
    But I thinks they sent most of the Ammo to the Syrian Rebels, to go with the Missing 20,000 M'16's, that were stolen a few months ago, from a Base in Kuwait
  • Matt ReconMa... 2013/06/30 01:59:17
    Matt
    +3
    What if they just put that money into their pockets too ?

    Did we get a receipt ?
  • exhon2009 Matt 2013/07/04 03:36:17
    exhon2009
    +2
    Corrupt politicians don't usually steal the money directly, they funnel it through companies that are controlled by people that kick back to them. I'm not saying there is corruption going on in these ammunition sales. I'm just saying that buying the ammunition is NOT proof that there isn't corruption going on.
  • Matt exhon2009 2013/07/04 03:49:43
    Matt
    +1
    There's nothing like bailing out multinational banks and corporations to expedite that process. You just hand them billions of dollars and no product is expected or received.

    The national debt goes way up and even when supposedly "paid back", never goes down.
  • goatman112003 2013/06/28 21:09:58
    goatman112003
    +7
    The IRS shot up the Border Patrol ammo while getting qualified on AR-15's. Border only goes against Cartel members but the IRS goes against TEA patriots and groups which oppose Obama.
  • ReconMa... goatman... 2013/06/30 00:52:03
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +3
    There ya go....lol~!!
  • TuringsChild 2013/06/28 17:13:56 (edited)
    TuringsChild
    +6
    So let me get this straight. DHS, which has been buying up all the ammo and CAUSING the ammo shortage, is now using that very ammo shortage as an excuse not to distribute the excessive stocks of ammo they have squirreled away?

    That is contradictory! It does not compute! Norman, coordinate!!! Error! Error! ERROR!!!!!!
  • ReconMa... Turings... 2013/06/30 00:53:20
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +5
    You Got it....Makes sense, especially if most was shipped to Syrian Rebels...backdooring Congressional Approval
  • Old Salt 2013/06/27 21:11:17
  • ReconMa... Old Salt 2013/06/28 00:13:06
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +9
    I think the majority of the Purchased rounds were sent to Syrian Rebels to go with those Missing 20,000 M'16's around the same time period as this article...
  • phoenix... ReconMa... 2013/06/29 00:03:47
    phoenix AFCL
    +4
    And we paid for it?? Outrageous!
  • ReconMa... phoenix... 2013/06/30 00:55:16
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +5
    Yes we Did...All Tax Payer Dollars...Seems the Gov't can never account for anything they Purchase or Fund, or Bailout, or give Stimulus too....all Missing...
  • phoenix... ReconMa... 2013/06/30 01:00:26
    phoenix AFCL
    +5
    What really burns me a new one is that, if they had given the stimulus and bail out monies to Americans, it would have been around 35,000 to 50,000 per household. When folks were struggling, how much of a 'stimulus' would that have been for the economy?
  • ReconMa... phoenix... 2013/06/30 02:00:17
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +5
    Exactly...It would have all gone back into the Economy, instead of Financial and Auto and Energy Pockets...
  • Turings... ReconMa... 2013/06/30 01:43:37
    TuringsChild
    +3
    Problem is, M-16's don't use .40 cal hollowpoints.
  • ReconMa... Turings... 2013/06/30 02:01:14
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +5
    That is true, However many types of rounds were purchased, along with the HP Rounds...
  • 4570GOVT Turings... 2013/06/30 16:33:25
    4570GOVT
    +2
    The .40 S&W round is WELL USED by the government , replacing the 9 mm in most depts.
    It is the OFFICIAL ammunition for the F.B.I. !
  • 4570GOVT Old Salt 2013/06/28 13:49:35
    4570GOVT
    +5
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BINGO ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You have hit the nail on its head .
  • ReconMa... 4570GOVT 2013/06/30 00:58:50
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +4
    Split the Ammo Up...Part to Syrian Rebels and rest for Martial Law
  • 4570GOVT Old Salt 2013/06/30 16:30:36
    4570GOVT
    +2
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BINGO ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Old Salt 4570GOVT 2013/06/30 17:01:59
  • Falcon 2013/06/27 02:46:21
    Falcon
    Wetbacks aren't armed anyway so there's no one for them to be shooting.
  • Runaway ✩ Falcon 2013/06/27 15:06:02
    Runaway ✩
    +7
    The "wetbacks" aren't armed. But the coyotes are armed. And the drugrunners are armed. There are plenty of weapons on the border, and they don't all belong to US citizens.
  • ReconMa... Runaway ✩ 2013/06/28 00:15:12
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +4
    AMEN....how True...
  • 4570GOVT Runaway ✩ 2013/06/28 13:50:13
    4570GOVT
    +4
    You Got It !
  • FlyGalsMom Runaway ✩ 2013/06/30 04:45:49
    FlyGalsMom
    +2
    And the muslim will be armed with guns and bombs~
  • Falcon Runaway ✩ 2013/06/30 22:49:07
    Falcon
    The wetbacks are turned out across the desert by themselves unarmed, they are not accompanied by armed guards after the get to the US. Legalize drugs and there will be no drugrunners.
  • Runaway ✩ Falcon 2013/06/30 23:08:22
    Runaway ✩
    +1
    I think you err. The people who are coming here to work aren't coming by ones and twos or threes - they come up in groups of fifteen to fifty.

    First, few individuals know the way. They would get lost, and die of thirst and exposure in the desert.

    Second, the individuals who attempt the trip without a coyote are almost certain to be killed if they are discovered by a coyote, or which ever cartel the coyote is associated with.

    I work with people who have made the trip. Some are legals, others are almost legal, while others are completely illegal. All of them tell the same story - you DO NOT try to cross a coyote, or the cartel. No one will ever discover your body.
  • Falcon Runaway ✩ 2013/06/30 23:25:36
    Falcon
    I know you err, I am from South Texas and have seen many of them traveling alone and in small groups.
  • ReconMa... Falcon 2013/06/28 00:14:48
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +4
    Forgetting about those that belong to the Drug Cartels and Terrorists, being smuggled across the Borders, along with those Bringing them here...
  • Falcon ReconMa... 2013/06/30 22:50:42
    Falcon
    Legalize drugs and drug cartels mean nothing. We have plenty of "terrorists" who are already citizens. Did the Boston bombers come through Mexico?
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/06/27 00:05:59
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +5
    DHS are lying motherf*ckers. They not only have plenty of ammo to give our border guards, they have most of the ammo!
  • ReconMa... Aqua Su... 2013/06/28 00:16:33
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +4
    I think they have been sending to the Syrian Rebels to go with the 20,000 M-16's that were missing from a secure Base...in Kuwait...
  • teachaman~PWCM~JLA 2013/06/26 20:36:12
    teachaman~PWCM~JLA
    +7
    they have another use planned for all of that ammunition ... any gueses as to what it might be?

    elian gonzales
  • ReconMa... teacham... 2013/06/28 00:18:00
    ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA*
    +3
    I think Most of these 1.6 Billion Rounds, were sent to Syrian Rebels, to use in those 20,000 M-16's that went Missing around same time as this Article.....lol~!!
    http://www.worldtribune.com/2...

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