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Poll indicates Americans want tougher gun laws.
85% of those surveyed favor universal background checks.
Majorities also favor mental health checks and restrictions on assault weapons high capacity magazines and ammunition.
You may have already heard talk of an in the nation's shortage and some implication of a sinister motive.
Correspondent -- -- -- tries to separate fact from fiction tonight.
Ammunition shortages across the country coupled with a big -- purchase by the government have now drawn congressional scrutiny.
Thirteen members of congress -- Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano on March 13.
Asking why DHS is quote purchasing vast quantities of ammunition considerably more than historical use would suggest is needed.
Senator Tom Coburn is written DHS separately like other lawmakers the senator has been hearing an earful from constituents.
And so we immediately got on and we saw some of the reports and we have skin that's what I'm here foreigners to inquire if this doesn't smell -- right let's see if that does.
The DA just by his fueling long held conspiracy theories on the Internet.
But the government is stockpiling ammunition is a form of de facto gun control in preparation for a coming takeover.
Oh I forgot the good part they're his gun confiscation when he shot and Katrina there in -- finish.
And improve your good and get the food and get up to travel to ask when you turn all your firearms in and of course the army is going to be searching York.
Couch DHS's response to congressional inquiries may not called conspiracy theorists.
But it has calm some fears on the hill.
They haven't bought more reminiscent and then what they have.
-- -- long period of time and I think if you go through it without fear and actually make a judgment I think they're probably doing exactly what they need to do.
DHS figures show that MO purchases are actually lower than in years past 148 million rounds purchased in 2010108.
Million in 2011.
And one under the three million in 2012.
Law allows DHS to purchase as much as one point six billion rounds of ammo but they haven't done that.
A DH it's official told Fox News quote the purchase ceiling of the contracts are intended to keep prices down and save the taxpayer money.
So what is causing the shortage of -- There's more gun owners in this more firearms and then you layer on top of that the consumer demand because of concerns of the restriction.
The second -- writes that this administration is aggressively pursuing through congress.
While many federal law enforcement agencies are covered under the DHS -- procurement local law enforcement agencies are not so they too.
Are seeing -- shortages -- I think -- --
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