US Cops All Out of Ammo

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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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Going to make their confiscation door-kicking all that tougher I guess.


The Sandy Springs Police Department is facing a shortage of tens of thousands of bullets and is scrambling to restock. The neighboring counties are facing an equally dire situation, with both practice ammunition and duty ammunition in short supply. Douglas County Chief Deputy Stan Copeland predicts it could be 6-8 months before the back-orders come in.

“We’re going to get very concerned at the six-month level if that’s all we have in stock, because then we have to start planning and rationing,” Sult says.
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Can't say this doesnt make me smile. As a population law enforcement are sick with stress, self-medicating, violent outbursts and crime.

If there's one population in this country that shouldnt be armed it's them.



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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:11 PM
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Maybe they can buy some extra from the DHS, I hear they have plenty!



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by Helious
Maybe they can buy some extra from the DHS, I hear they have plenty!


Yeah, I just thought about that.

Maybe there's a reason why the feds are stocking up the wazoo while they let the let the locals stock run dry.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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Oh geez. I work in Sandy Springs and was just at my range/gun/ammo shop. They have home depot-sized shelves to the very high ceiling full of ammo for sale. Guess the cops don't shop there.

ETA: I'm going to the range again tomorrow and will take a picture if no one yells at me and post it here.

EATA: And aside from qualifying what twice a year, just how many rounds do the Sandy Springs police actually fire a day? Or a month?
Most of what they do is unsnarl traffic.
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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I'll bet some local citizens have a few spare cases they could sell if asked real nice.


After Obama so kindly caused a run on all the ammunition on the open market, nationwide and at levels never quite seen before ... I'll bet MANY MANY citizens have many many cases of ammo now that they didn't have just a month or two ago. I can't help but laugh though. They kinda out smarted themselves this time eh?
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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I wonder if they're going to ask the general public to donate their bullets.
I wouldn't put it past them. After all, as long as the police have bullets, the public is safe.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Oh geez. I work in Sandy Springs and was just at my range/gun/ammo shop. They have home depot-sized shelves to the very high ceiling full of ammo for sale. Guess the cops don't shop there.


Government jobs are funny. If you need a roll of tape you cant stop at the office supply store and pick it up. You have to order it through proper channels at a markup and lengthy time delay.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:18 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere

Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Oh geez. I work in Sandy Springs and was just at my range/gun/ammo shop. They have home depot-sized shelves to the very high ceiling full of ammo for sale. Guess the cops don't shop there.


Government jobs are funny. If you need a roll of tape you cant stop at the office supply store and pick it up. You have to order it through proper channels at a markup and lengthy time delay.


Keep in mind that police don't use standard off the shelf FMJ ammunition. They usually use +P hollow point ammunition

I also think they could get a small loan from DHS for say 25000 rounds or so and it wouldn't even put a dent in the massive DHS supply.
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:19 PM
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That too, even though the article does say they're "taken to local shops" or something to that effect.

ETA: Bet the ammo manufacturers are loving this press.
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:21 PM
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My question is how many rounds have they been firing to be running low so soon? They had to have a few hundred each on the first.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:22 PM
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Nows you chance to take down the government like most people fantasizing about!

Good luck!



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by oasisjack
My question is how many rounds have they been firing to be running low so soon? They had to have a few hundred each on the first.


Well, once a year they have to qualify. That's about 50-60 rounds.

Then they have to put 70 or so into black youths holding cell phones four or five times a year.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by Helious
Maybe they can buy some extra from the DHS, I hear they have plenty!
Yes, and the IRS, FDA , NOAA and a host of other Federal agencies that seemingly have very little need for the MILLIONS of rounds of HOLLOWPOINT ammo that they so recently requisitioned.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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from the link


Police in Atlanta, Georgia have been forced to delay training exercises due to a shortage of ammunition.


What training exercises, aside from the shooting range, require live ammunition?

Why are they running low?


A spike in gun and ammunition sales has caused a nationwide shortage that has delayed police training exercises and is putting a substantial amount of weaponry in civilian hands.


The cops ammo distributors certainly cant be the same as the publics?

Watch, there will be a public shooting there this week and they'll say "We could have stopped em' if they didn't have more ammo than us" lol...

Here is an actual solution, put competent instructors at the shooting range!
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:32 PM
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Maybe this is related or not but I've had a pretty big bulk order into a distributer that I use regularly for several weeks now that I was due to receive in February.

Not 5 minutes after posting this thread I was contacted and told that it wouldnt be shipping until September.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:32 PM
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Then again I have seen police videos where one criminal took nearly 300 rounds of ammo to kill. Of course only 2-6 actually hit the perp the rest showed the homes and pavement who was boss.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:33 PM
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If there's one population in this country that shouldnt be armed it's them.


That's quite a generalization. Sounds more personal than accurate.

Not everybody is a self-reliant hero. I don't know this Sandy Springs but there are likely real criminals committing real crimes on real victims who rely on the municipality law enforcement for protection.

Promulgating with a wide brush further widens the gap of mistrust between the public and public servants, IMO.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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Because American's are stocking up.


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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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think about it this way...

the big gov agency has plenty of bullets and money... your local law enforcement who could possibly side with you and protect you does not, they are also understaffed and under funded...



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:37 PM
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Holy Backorders Batman!

The feds ordering millions of rounds had to have been part of this problem.




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