|Hugo Rotarians host Senator Jim Inhofe, award four scholarships|
|Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00|
U. S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was a special guest at the Hugo Rotary Club meeting Tuesday afternoon to answer questions and curb concerns regarding gun control and other issues citizens are seeking answers to.
According to Sen. Inhofe regarding the gun control issue, citizens shouldn’t worry. “It’s over,” he said. “We won. They lost.”
Inhofe told Rotarians and their many guests that the Senate and House Republicans are set to introduce a joint bill Friday that would significantly limit the amount of ammunition that federal agencies are permitted to purchase and stockpile over the next six months ––called the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability Act (AMMO).
“President Obama has been adamant about curbing law-abiding Americans’ access and opportunities to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” Inhofe said. “One way the Obama administration is able to do this is by limiting what’s available in the market with federal agencies purchasing unnecessary stockpiles of ammunition.”
The AMMO act would prevent all government agencies except for the Defense Department from purchasing and storing what lawmakers say is an excess amount of ammunition. The bill’s reach would include DHS and U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, two agencies that have found themselves at the center of the ammo controversy.
Sen. Inhofe is a U. S. Army veteran, ranking member of the U. S. Senate Armed Services Committee and former chairman and ranking member of the U. S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Rotarians also awarded four high school seniors with scholarships, including Zac Harber, Bailey Smith, David Mills and Lyndsey Wallace.