Well....Ive crossed over...something is completely off here. The ammo stock up by DHS does not add up, and let me explain why for multiple
The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years. It says it needs them —
roughly the equivalent of five bullets for every person in the United States — for law enforcement agents in training and on duty.
Federal solicitations to buy the bullets are known as "strategic sourcing contracts," which help the government get a low price for a big purchase,
says Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga . The training center and others like it run by the
Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.
So they need 1.6 billion rounds but are using 15 million rounds a year? That's over 100 years of worth of ammo. It also doesn't make sense that in
a time of a huge shortage of ammo they are getting an efficient price.
At my department I get 30 rounds a year to qualify with. On SWAT I get about 500. The average officer in our area is putting down range 30 rounds a
year. If DHS, lets say qualifies like us, that would mean 500,000 officers. Now assuming the DHS has more money and better training lets say they
each get 500 rounds each a year. That is still 30,000 officers. I don't know how many agents have to qualify for DHS, and the numbers above are
only using the 15 million a year. Now we can add the variable of having to qualify with .223 and .40 ammo which would change to maybe 500 rounds for
15,000 officers. Still only under the 15 million a year...not minding the 1.6 BILLION.
Either there is a typo in that article or something is up. I've crossed over onto the bandwagon and feel things are being put in place. The major
hope is that for every person who wants to take guns there is one who wants to resist it. I really feel people are just preparing...including
DHS/Federal Agencies because they don't know which way it will go. I don't think DHS has some evil plot...but they aint stupid either! I'm
curious of the type of ammunition they got...
The article later mentions that it is for multiple agencies to include over 70,000 officers for training but we've already seen the Social Security
Administration buying up ammo on their own for training (I think it was close to 200,000 rounds). I'm sure there is more data out of there of
federal agencies buying their own ammo outside of this article.
Why am I worried? Because in my state, Illinois, they are looking at assimilating our good pension with the State's failing pension (including what
they are doing to teachers as well). Also potentially forcing us to have their benefits which are a lot worse than what we have. State's are broke
and getting very desperate. Economic collapse is a real possibility. You only have to look to countries like Iceland and Greece. Now imagine those
countries with massive amounts of firearms and ammo? This is why the government is pushing this agenda. The standard of living in the US is going to
get worse. This is not the end of the world, but I think this is enough evidence to show that the government is at the very least..uncertain with
what will happen in the near future.
Sorry for the doom but....i'm on board now until convinced otherwise.