Monday, April 28, 2014

Government set to destroy a billion dollars worth of ammunition.

And this after going on massive buying sprees repeatedly over the past few years, crazy sprees that gave reasonable people the idea that maybe they were just buying it up to keep it out of your hands and mine.
The Defense Department is planning to destroy more than $1 billion in ammunition even though some of it is still usable, Pentagon and congressional sources are reporting.

According to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA Today, the problem is that the Defense Department's inventory systems are not able to share data effectively, which means there is no way to know how much of the $1.2 billion in ammunition it is looking to destroy is still viable.

"There is a huge opportunity to save millions, if not billions of dollars if the [Pentagon] can make some common-sense improvements to how it manages ammunition," said Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

"Despite years of effort, the Army, Navy, and Air Force still don't have an efficient process for doing something as basic as sharing excess bullets," Carper said. "This Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report clearly shows that our military's antiquated systems lead to millions of dollars in wasteful ammunition purchases."
Read the rest here while I prepare to write NRA Convention and flight posts.

Up in Smoke: Pentagon to Destroy $1B in Ammo


  1. Any bets they destroy the brass too???

  2. Wait....aren't we up to our eyeballs in natl' debt? HOLD A FRIKKIN AMMO-SALE, FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD!!!! Any ammo that is of "questionable" quality can always be broken down for brass and lead! I'd even be willing to bet the sale wouldn't last a whole weekend before being sold out.

  3. Hey Murphy,
    The Militarized Fed agencies are arming and the Military is disarming...welcome to Obama's America where the only enemy to the regime is the American people.

  4. And one wonders why there is a ammo shortage.

    When the government destroys this ammo, they will BUY MORE. And use our tax money to do it.

    And, you know, they could just give it, and the weapons that fire it, to the Ukrainians, right? No?