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Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. face ammo shortages as gun owners and the government stock up.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:

The debate gun control legislation is forcing ammunition prices to skyrocket as gun owners buy up whatever they can. This also as the the Department of Homeland Security is also stockpiling 1.6 billion rounds of ammo, leading members of Congress to question the unusual buy.

Meantime, local law enforcement agencies from Tennessee to Texas to Oshkosh, Wisconsin are now in short supply.

(Rice) "We are looking at a six to eight month backup on some of the ammunition."

Winnebago County Sheriff's Lt. Darin Rice says deputies there are using paint balls instead of bullets for training.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

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