reply to post by neo96
Now see, this is the problem with infowars, and you are not at fault for the misleading title, you quoted it exactly as you should have.
Title of your thread and original article : "DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition"
first line of the article:
The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition.....
See the difference? Move to the next paragraph:
A solicitation posted yesterday on the Fed Bid website details how the bullets are required for the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in
Artesia, New Mexico.
Ahh so within a few words we've gone from DHS Purchases, to DHS is set to purchase, and now we're at this, the government putting out a request for
a bid. But, the misleading plays right into AJ's "the gubment is cumming to get yer guns" mess.
I was going to follow up and post the actual information from the bid, but i can't, it's now blocking views for "security reasons" but i'll keep
trying.. It did show me the proposal for an instant before it said my session timed out, I don't have an account, so I can't even post a
But to be clear, the government is looking for someone to supply them with more ammunition, they haven't purchased anything, they aren't even set to
purchase anything, they are looking for someone to bid on the contract and supply the ammo. In relation to government purchasing, at least for the
government I work for, we consider that contract to be "out to tender" meaning, we're looking for someone to fill it, doesn't mean we will,
doesn't mean it will happen in a timely manner at all.
That said, it is interesting to see them ordering so much hollow point ammo for training centers. Ok gun owners, I'm a gun noob, to my knowledge
hollow points are used because they penetrate into a target and fragment, correct? Causing massive internal injuries but limited collateral damage.
The federal air marshals use hollow points, so I'm told, as there is less risk of collateral damage to the passengers and aircraft.
Would you train with hollow points?
Anyways, i also want to comment on the infowars article where it puts the amount of ammo and relates it to how much ammo was used in Iraq. Lets be
realistic here, most of the "war" being waged is being waged with missile strikes, t his isn't ww2 where you are fighting house to house, the
amount of ammo used by soldiers really has no relation to anything, unless you count the bombs, rockets, grenades, mortars, and everything else being
flung at the enemy.
It's a good story to look into, that's for sure, but also a perfect example of how inforwars blatantly distorts the truth to get their agenda