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(FOX19) - Ben Swann - Reality Check For months now, the Internet has been buzzing with rumors of massive ammo buys by the U.S. government. Now, some members of Congress have taken notice and have begun holding hearings about just how much ammo is being bought and for what purpose.
www.usnews.com... 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.
"The idea that you have to have excess rounds, year after year, flies in the face of common sense," Issa said. Medina argued that DHS keeps a reserve of ammunition because of market fluctuations and because of past problems with vendors.