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February 21, 2014

Grassley believes FCC policy violates First Amendment

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Knoxville —

Homeland Security buying 700M rounds of ammunition

According to CNSnews.com, the Department of Homeland Security has contracted to purchase 704 million rounds of ammunition, or 2,500 rounds per DHS officer, over the next four years. This is in addition to millions of rounds already purchased by DHS. Grassley was asked why DHS needs so much ammunition. 

Grassley has previously sought answers to that question, but said he never received a substantial answer. He does know that the law enforcement aspect of DHS does use a lot of ammunition for target practice. 

"A lot of rounds are used up that way," Grassley said. "Maybe it's for a good purpose." He went on to say that he has not learned what that good purpose is. 

The audio from Grassley's interview can be heard here: http://www.grassley.senate.gov/audio/CHR%20Audio,%202-20-14.mp3

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