Charlotte City Council nearly balks at buying ammunition for police

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Chris Puehse, owner of Foothill Ammo, displays .45-caliber ammunition for sale at his store. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte City Council was forced to re-vote on a routine measure authorizing the purchase of ammunition for Charlotte Mecklenburg police on Monday night, WSOC-TV reported. 

During the initial vote, only 4 of the 11 councilmembers raised their hands to approve the purchase. 

Tariq Bokhari, one of the council’s two Republicans, chided his colleagues asking, “are we really doing this?”  

Upon a second vote, the item passed 6-1 with Braxton Winston, a longtime anti-law enforcement activist, voting against the routine purchase. 

Bokhari tweeted “wild times” after the vote.