There has been a lot of controversy lately over DHS and mass quantities of ammo lately, so I felt like chiming in on the subject with a thread of my
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has responded to a letter dated November 13, 2012 from Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) regarding the
agency's ammunition purchases.
Sen. Coburn published the response on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs website yesterday, April 1, 2013.
The response, dated February 4, 2013, says that DHS buys ammunition in bulk to "significantly lower costs."
So their response is that it is a money saving measure, which is understandable.. purchase things in bulk and save money, right? It took them nearly 5
months just to respond to the request made by senator Tom Coburn. Why are they so tight lipped about the subject for so long?
While it has been previously reported that DHS has solicited the purchase of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next four to five years,
the government agency shows only 263,733,362 rounds in its current inventory.
But, DHS estimates it will spend $37,263,698 on ammunition in FY 2013. Last year, DHS spent $36,535,910, a decrease from 2011's ammunition expense of
$38,237,305. Also, over the last three years the number of rounds purchased by DHS has declined.
So the purchase is to be made over the next 4 - 5 years. Right now they show a figure of having 263.7 million rounds, but they still insist on
purchasing up to 1.6 billion rounds. My question is, why does an agency that operates, and can ONLY operate domestically need so many rounds over the
coming years? It is clear to me that they are planning for something big, it can't be denied any longer, that DHS is planning for civil unrest. Why
else would they need to purchase light armored vehicles in such a large quantity?
Over the years we've seen a slow build up since 9/11 of para military police forces and random checkpoints, with videos, but people still like to deny
the truth at hand.
So why does the DHS purchase these bullets?
CBP (Customs & Border Protection) said that "70 percent of CBP ammunition is used for quarterly qualifications."
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) says it "allocates 1,000 rounds of ammunition per firearm per year for quarterly qualifications and
TSA (Transportation Security Administration) says "35 percent of TSA ammunition is allocated for operational use (qualifications and duty
So there you have it, they give CBP, ICE, TSA agents various different types of rounds, including hollow point rounds.
Now, I can understand allocating bullets to border security agents, I mean who wouldn't want that? But, you still have illegals getting through, drug
cartel territory wars are still spreading, and border patrol isn't doing much to stop it, because they don't have to. If anything, this will be the
force used to keep people within the US when the SHTF. The same can pretty much be said for ICE as well.
And lastly, we have the TSA, we all know and love these wonderful people. The ones that grope little children, steal from passengers, and just plain
have no purpose. So we give these half wit goons guns and ammo, then people cry about people with mental health issues getting guns... DHS is arming
these bafoons to set up random check points and make you feel like a criminal in a country that you were suppose to be free.
The indications are clear, everyday we're bombarded with news pertaining to police state issues, but people willfully bury their heads in the sand,
and pretend as if nothing is happening, then ridicule the people who are wise to the scheme and speak out. Figured I could contribute some more to the
police state news, since it's everywhere...
TLDR: DHS is purchasing ammo over the next 4-5 years, but why? For war with freedom loving patriots.
on 4/3/2013 by eXia7 because: (no reason given)