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originally posted by: freedom7
I would imagine the majority of you here on ATS remember clearly back in February of 2013 reading about the Department of Homeland Security issuing a purchase of 1.6 billion or so rounds of ammunition ( including hollow point ammunition)
, along with all the other strange FEMA camps popping up
“It started out like any work day, with an office party for [Acquisition Contracting Manager Milton Johannsen]’s birthday,” said Jeff Lavange of DHS. “It was a pretty typical cake-and-ice cream deal with your boss, Milt was obviously bored. He’s been here for a long time.”
“At about four o’clock he just stood up and said ‘F—k it!'” continued Lavange. “‘Who wants Benihana!’ he said.”
“[Johannsen] told the whole office to get their things, head out early for, and these are his words not mine, ‘J-steaks,'” said April Weston, an interdepartmental liason working with ICE and Border Protection.
“Oh yeah, me and [Assistant Director John Onderdonk] were planning this with him for a couple of days now. Hell, Milt just turned sixty, had to celebrate that,” exclaimed Commander Benjamin Hernandez.
“When we got inside, Milt had beers brought over for each of us. Not the little beers, but the big ones,” said Bijay Argawal, Acquisitions Procurement Specialist, as he gestured with his hands. “It took a long time to get our dinner, there were so many of us. But the drinks kept coming.”
“We got so drunk,” confessed Argawal.
“We closed the place down,” said Weston. “[Benihana] ran out of beer, then [Onderdonk] just moved us onto sake. Honestly, I don’t think anyone remembers what happened after that.”
“I checked my email and saw the new price lists for ammo this year,” said Argawal. “And they had gone up. Johannsen took a look at our budget, then told me to ‘buy it all.'”
“I should have never checked my email,” he said. “We didn’t even realize what we’d done for almost a week, then we got the shipping information.”
“Napolitano’s so pissed,” said Argawal.
“I don’t think anyone’s going to lose their job over this,” said Onderdonk. “I mean, who here can honestly say they’ve never got brick-faced and bought crap they don’t need online? We had the budget for it.”
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: freedom7
Yep, it was debunked quite easily too apparently..
So the first thing to notice here is that it's not an order for 450 million bullets. It's a contract to supply, with a MAXIMUM volume of 450 million rounds over FIVE YEARS.
So really it's a contract to supply up to 90 million bullets a year.
It's also not just the DHS. It's the DHS and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
They are fired during training and practice. A DHS officer going through basic firearms training will fire over a thousand rounds. Officers are also required to qualify with their weapon every year accounting for a few hundred rounds, and will often go though additional firearms training programs, each of which can use over a thousand rounds.
…US law enforcement have ALWAYS use hollow-point bullets. They use them specifically for A) Stopping power, and B) to minimize collateral damage.
originally posted by: intrptr
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: intrptr
Nope sorry, you shoot until the threat is neutralised.
Thats the "excuse" to unload, at "perceived" threats.
Judge, jury and executioner.