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GAO Now Investigating DHS Ammo Purchases
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U.S. News & World Report 
April 30, 2013
The Government Accountability Office tells Whispers it is now investigating large ammunition purchases made by the Department of Homeland Security. Chuck Young, a spokesman for GAO, says the investigation of the purchases is “just getting underway.”
The congressional investigative agency is jumping into the fray just as legislation was introduced in both the Senate and the House to restrict the purchase of ammo by some government agencies (except the Department of Defense). The AMMO Act, introduced Friday, would prevent agencies from buying more ammunition if “stockpiles” are greater than what they were in previous administrations.
Donelle Harder, a spokeswoman for Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., who introduced the legislation in the Senate, tells Whispers the bill would also require GAO to share the findings of its report on DHS purchases with Congress.
Officials at DHS have denied to both Whispers and lawmakers that it is stockpiling ammunition. The Associated Press reported in February that DHS wanted to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, but DHS officials testified last week it was only planning to buy up to 750 million.
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 U.S. News & World Report: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2013/04/29/gao-now-investigating-dhs-ammo-purchases
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 US senators introduce bill to prevent government departments from stockpiling ammo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-senators-introduce-bill-to-prevent-government-departments-from-stockpiling-ammo.html
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 US Senator: Big Sis Buying Ammo To Dry Up Supply: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-senator-big-sis-buying-ammo-to-dry-up-supply.html
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