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DHS Denies Massive Ammunition Purchase
Posted By admin On March 22, 2013 @ 7:37 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
Fails to answer key question about why hollow point rounds are being used for training purposes
US News & World Report 
March 22, 2013
Comment: The DHS has still failed to answer the key question that debunks claims the bullets are being purchased in bulk to save money and are for training purposes only. Most of the bullets are hollow point rounds, which are unsuitable for training purposes because they cost more money than standard firing range bullets. As former Marine Richard Mason told reporters with WHPTV News in Pennsylvania  earlier this month, “We never trained with hollow points, we didn’t even see hollow points my entire four and a half years in the Marine Corps.”
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.
One solicitation by the agency—for training centers and law enforcement personnel—was for “up to” 750 million rounds of training ammunition over the next five years, DHS spokesman Peter Boogaard told Whispers.
Another five-year contract allows for the purchase of “up to” 450 million rounds of ammunition, he said, and was also for law enforcement. Boogaard noted that the contract would be used by all DHS agencies except the Coast Guard.
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URLs in this post:
 US News & World Report: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2013/03/22/dhs-denies-massive-ammunition-purchase
 former Marine Richard Mason told reporters with WHPTV News in Pennsylvania: http://www.infowars.com/marine-corps-veteran-questions-dhs-on-huge-ammo-buys/
 DHS To Buy 360,000 More Rounds of Hollow Point Ammunition: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dhs-to-buy-360000-more-rounds-of-hollow-point-ammunition.html
 TSA to Purchase 3.5 Million Rounds of Ammunition: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-to-purchase-3-5-million-rounds-of-ammunition.html
 House votes to delay bulk ammunition purchase by DHS: http://www.prisonplanet.com/house-votes-to-delay-bulk-ammunition-purchase-by-dhs.html
 DHS To Purchase MORE Firearms As Arms Build-Up Intensifies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dhs-to-purchase-more-firearms-as-arms-build-up-intensifies.html
 DHS Purchases 200 Million More Rounds of Ammunition: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dhs-purchases-200-million-more-rounds-of-ammunition.html
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