Monday, June 11, 2012

As if ammunition isn't scarce and expensive enough already..

Another reason that we need a border fence--to keep our ammunition here for Americans to use!

Feds seize more than 32K rounds of ammo in AZ

NOGALES, AZ (AP) -Federal authorities say they have seized more than 32,000 rounds of ammunition from a stash house at the southern Arizona border.

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations acted on information they developed about a stash house in south Nogales.

Agents said they discovered a large cache of ammunition that they suspect was being staged to smuggle into Mexico.

Seized were 10,000 7.62-caliber rounds; 8,000 .223-caliber rounds; 5,000 9 mm rounds; 5,000 .38 Super rounds; 3,500 .45-caliber rounds; and 1,000 10 mm rounds.

ICE officials said Monday that no arrests have yet been made in the case, which remains under investigation.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

As if I don't have enough trouble getting hold of decently-priced 7.62 and .45 ammo...


  1. 5,000 .38 Super rounds? That's like all the .38 Super in America. Certainly they meant .38 Special.

  2. And there's no way they'll release any of it to the open market. Bogarting ammo is just so wrong.

  3. @ Andy: .38 Super is big south of the border. lots of guns there are chambered for it since it's not a "military" caliber that civilians aren't allowed to possess.

  4. Anonymous10:13 AM

    It couldn't have been for across the border in Mexico. Military calibers are illegal there.

  5. Dang. Sounds like the .gov needs to have a yard sale! licensed, legal American citizens, of course.