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Sen. Inhofe: Obama Administration Trying To "Dry Up" Ammo Supply

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) tells WABC-AM radio host Aaron Klein that he believes the Obama administration is purposefully buying so much gun ammunition to "dry up" the supply. Inhofe says law-abiding citizens "can't even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much." (via Jeff Poor/Daily Caller)

SEN. JAMES INHOFE (R-OKLA.): "Let’s make sure that your audience out there is aware, Aaron, that our president, Obama, has been doing everything he could to stop the private ownership of guns in America. You know that, everyone knows that. And yet he’s been voted down in a big way by a large majority. And so my feeling is that he’s doing this to buy up [ammunition] so that we can’t buy: Honest, law-abiding citizens here in the United States, like my son, can’t even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much."

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INHOFE: "It’s designed to have the GAO (that’s the Government Accounting Office) inventory — not the Defense Department, but all other departments that use weaponry — as to what they’re doing in terms of the amount of ammunition that they have bought to dry up the market for honest, law-abiding citizens."

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INHOFE: "I believe it’s intentional. Now we had someone testify the other day the DHS, the Department of Homeland Security, has the ‘right’ — this is a bureaucrat that said this — they have the ‘right’ to buy as much as they want, and they’re planning to buy 750 million rounds. Well, that is more than three times the amount that our soldiers are using for training to defend our nation. So, it’s just another effort to restrict gun activity and ownership. We have in this country the Second Amendment, that preserves the right to keep and bear arms, and the president doesn’t believe in that." (WABC-AM's Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, May 5, 2013)

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