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Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile

Posted By admin On March 4, 2013 @ 12:09 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Jim Hoft
Gateway Pundit [1]
March 4, 2013

This is getting a little creepy.

According to one estimate, since last year [2] the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets [3], mainly .40 caliber and 9mm.

DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP).
Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile 488x325xhomeland security mrap.jpg.pagespeed.ic.tN6C46J1W4 [4]

Modern Survival Blog [5] reported:

The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.

Although I’ve seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly deeper and discover more about the vehicle itself.

The new DHS sanctioned ‘Street Sweeper’ (my own slang due to the gun ports) is built by Navistar Defense (NavistarDefense.com), a division within the Navistar organization. Under the Navistar umbrella are several other companies including International Trucks, IC Bus (they make school buses), Monaco RV (recreational vehicles), WorkHorse (they make chassis), MaxxForce (diesel engines), and Navistar Financial (the money arm of the company).

DHS even released a video on their newly purchased MRAPs.
Via Pat Dollard [6]:

The MRAP featured in this video is was in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Law Enforcement Day which was held at a local area Target Store. This MRAP is stationed in El Paso, Texas at The Homeland Security Investigations Office. MRAP is a Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicle [7].


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[1] Gateway Pundit: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-light-armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpile/

[2] since last year: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/02/homeland-security-now-armed-with-enough-ammo-for-24-year-long-iraq-war/

[3] more than 1.6 billion bullets: http://news.investors.com/politics-andrew-malcolm/020813-643707-obama-homeland-security-vast-ammunition-purchases.htm

[4] Image: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/homeland-security-mrap.jpg

[5] Modern Survival Blog: http://modernsurvivalblog.com/government-gone-wild/latest-homeland-security-vehicle-street-sweeper/

[6] Pat Dollard: http://patdollard.com/2013/02/dhs-mrap-combat-vehicle/

[7] Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicle: http://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FMRAP&session_token=th4s5IbrQ_JtwX3FKg0sbG_Jc7d8MTM2MjM3OTcwOUAxMzYyMzY1MzA5

[8] 1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It’s Time For A National Conversation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/1-6-billion-rounds-of-ammo-for-homeland-security-its-time-for-a-national-conversation.html

[9] After Huge Ammo Buy, DHS Purchases Bullet Resistant Booths: http://www.prisonplanet.com/after-huge-ammo-buy-dhs-purchases-bullet-resistant-booths.html

[10] Video: Hundreds Of DHS Armored Trucks On The Move?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-hundreds-of-dhs-armored-trucks-on-the-move.html

[11] DHS To Meet With Congressman On Ammo Purchases: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dhs-to-meet-with-congressman-on-ammo-purchases.html

[12] Government arms race kicks into high gear as DHS buys 2,700 armored vehicles for streets of America: http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-arms-race-kicks-into-high-gear-as-dhs-buys-2700-armored-vehicles-for-streets-of-america.html

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