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The Department of Homeland Security responded Friday to questions from Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., about why the agency was allegedly planning to buy some 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next five years. DHS told Whispers it regularly fills all of its goods and services requirements at one time because it's cheaper for the agency, and that the 1.6 billion number was misleading because the language of DHS's purchase said it would need "up to" a certain amount.
Bullet Buys: Fifteen members of Congress have written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition. We'd like to know too. Freshman California Republican Doug LaMalfa and 14 of his House colleagues, who signed on to his March 5 letter, are asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain why it is buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition of various calibers. They aren't happy with explanations provided so far in the press by lower-level officials, answers meant to debunk "unfounded" concerns. As we have noted, DHS has been buying lots of ammo, enough by one calculation to fight the equivalent of a 24-year Iraqi War. Read More At Investor's Business Daily: news.investors.com... Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
Originally posted by daryllyn
Being that our tax dollars are funding these purchases, we have every right to know the reasoning behind them.
Originally posted by stirling
Doesnt anyone think it totally incongruous that the biggest law enforcement agency has absolutely no moral compunctions when it comes to the people who pay their grossly inflated slaries?
DHS is the forunner of the secret politzei that Obama is intent on building.....
Originally posted by 19KTankCommander
It strange they that they sugar coated the whole thing, even though its 1.6 Billion rounds for 5 years, you spread that number out and that comes to 32 Million rounds per year, but the question is do they do this every year and use the same excuse, or do they not buy any ammo for the next four years.
Nothing like side stepping the question and handing out BS, what is the budget for next years purchase?