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Rep. Jim Jordan Supports 'DHS Buying Bullets' Conspiracy Theory (Audio)

| by Michael Allen
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) recently supported the conspiracy theory that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been buying up bullets in mass quantities in order to keep ammo out of the hands of American gun owners, noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below).

This conspiracy theory has been spread via Alex Jones' Infowars.com and various emails, which were debunked by Politfact.com.

The DHS said months ago that the ammunition purchases were for its agents (which include numerous parts of the federal government) and training, reported the Denver Post.

In March, the DHS was questioned by Rep. Tim Huelskamp, where it stated the same reason, reported USNews.com.

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However, that did not deter Rep. Jordan from supporting the conspiracy theory as a legitimate "concern" while on the radio yesterday with Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, who guest hosted on 'Sandy Rios In The Morning.'

"The reason so many Americans are concerned is, this agency, the Department of Homeland Security, under the leadership, or I would say, lack of leadership, frankly, of Secretary Napolitano, they just don’t have any credibility, Americans don’t trust them," said Rep. Jordan.

"Americans are purchasing a record level of firearms and ammunition. I think it points to just the lack of trust they have in this administration and this administration’s attack on our Second Amendment liberties and our Second Amendment rights and Americans are justifiably concerned about that."

Sources: RightWingWatch.org, Politfact.com, USNews.com, Denver Post