Border Patrol hit by ammo shortage



Katie Pavlich at Townhall this morning posts an email to border patrol agents from a supervisor letting them know that they won’t be receiving any ‘proficiency ammunition’ for next quarter because of budget cuts and an ammunition shortage. Hmmm, I wonder where that ammo shortage came from?

Enforcement Personnel,

Due to budget concerns and ammunition availability, we will not be getting issued any proficiency ammunition for next quarter. In addition to these reductions, we are also being limited to qualification ammo only. What this means to you is that you will not receive the normal 150 rounds for practice and we will not have any extra ammunition for a combat course following normal qualifications.

If you have the ammunition available and would like extra practice during your qualification day, the firearms instructors will have a training course available for Indio Station Personnel, keeping in mind basic marksmanship skills as well as tactical training with a limited amount of ammunition. You are not required to bring your own ammunition.

If you do not have extra ammo to bring, you will be given extra time to clean and maintain your issued handgun as well as station long arms.

If you have any questions about this quarters quals please feel free to send me your concerns.

Thanks.

Well I guess they can always barter for ammo just like the police are having to do.

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