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1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It’s Time For A National Conversation

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Ralph Benko
Forbes [1]
March 11, 2013

The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo [2], so far to little notice.  It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.

As reported elsewhere [3], some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere [4], at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month.  Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years.  In America.

Add to this perplexing outré purchase of ammo, DHS now is showing off its acquisition of heavily armored personnel carriers, repatriated from the Iraqi and Afghani theaters of operation.  As observed [5] by “paramilblogger” Ken Jorgustin last September:

[T]he Department of Homeland Security is apparently taking delivery (apparently through the  Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico VA, via the manufacturer – Navistar Defense LLC) of an undetermined number of the recently retrofitted 2,717 ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ MaxxPro MRAP vehicles for service on the streets of theUnited States [6].”

These MRAP’s ARE BEING SEEN ON U.S. STREETS all across America by verified observers with photos, videos, and descriptions.”

Regardless of the exact number of MRAP’s being delivered to DHS (and evidently some to POLICE via DHS, as has been observed), why would they need such over-the-top vehicles on U.S. streets to withstand IEDs, mine blasts, and 50 caliber hits to bullet-proof glass? In a war zone… yes, definitely. Let’s protect our men and women. On the streets of America… ?”

“They all have gun ports… Gun Ports? In the theater of war, yes. On the streets of America…?

Seriously, why would DHS need such a vehicle on our streets?”

Full article here [1]


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[1] Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2013/03/11/1-6-billion-rounds-of-ammo-for-homeland-security-its-time-for-a-national-conversation/

[2] Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo: http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_22594279/homeland-security-aims-buy-1-6-billion-rounds

[3] reported elsewhere: https://marketplace.fedbid.com/fbweb/fbobuyDetails.do?token===wBKxmaVGYR9Kcq5Ajq%2BRH6QAAAAAHeAAgAgTFCGg/FzzqQbJAAyVXBA0Or

[4] reported elsewhere: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/us-forced-to-import-bullets-from-israel-as-troops-use-250000-for-every-rebel-killed-28580666.html

[5] As observed: http://modernsurvivalblog.com/government-gone-wild/latest-homeland-security-vehicle-street-sweeper/

[6] United States: http://www.forbes.com/places/united-states/

[7] Police Departments Beg And Barter For Ammo While DHS Buys Up 1.6 Billion Rounds In Past Year: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-departments-beg-and-barter-for-ammo-while-dhs-buys-up-1-6-billion-rounds-in-past-year.html

[8] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Buys 72,000 Rounds of Ammo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration-buys-72000-rounds-of-ammo.html

[9] Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-light-armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpile.html

[10] DHS excuse for buying billions of rounds of ammo exposed as yet another blatant lie: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dhs-excuse-for-buying-billions-of-rounds-of-ammo-exposed-as-yet-another-blatant-lie.html

[11] If Obama is opposed to guns, why did his administration just purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition and sniper rounds?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/if-obama-is-opposed-to-guns-why-did-his-administration-just-purchase-1-6-billion-rounds-of-ammunition-and-sniper-rounds.html

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