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Arkansas Senator Sponsors AMMO Act

The supply of ammunition available at local gun shops has been declining to the point that there is now a shortage of ammo. Before this shortage, it was not uncommon to be able to walk into a gun shop and find exactly the kind of rounds you wanted. Now, many kinds of rounds are simply out of stock and stores are having difficulty replenishing their supplies.

In response, Arkansas Senator John Boozman has co-sponsored a bill that would regulate the amount of ammunition stockpiled by the federal government. Many believe that the government is stockpiling too much ammunition and that its actions are hurting the public’s access to bullets.

Ammo Act BulletsThe proposed bill,  the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability Act of 2013 (AMMO), will limit the amount of ammunition certain government agencies can store and purchase. AMMO will require the Government Accountability Office to audit the amount of ammunition purchased by the agencies it regulates.

These regulations aim to allow more ammunition to make it into gun shops and ultimately into the hands of citizens.

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