No, the comparison was originally made in this article which was then referenced in other articles and blogs. But it's an apples to oranges comparison that does not take into account the difference in mission training between the military and law enforcement, one being for a war zone while the other is in a civilian environment.<quoted text>
The point presented was whether Homeland security used more ammo than the military.
Are you saying the only time military fires their weapons are in a war?
Such an ignorant statement deserves clarification.
A number of other issues are not even considered in this discussion:
- has there been an increase in the number of agents within these agencies that require training
- has there been a change in the training regime or frequency of requalification
1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It's Time For A National Conversation
Ralph Benko, Contributor
3/11/2013 @ 8:00AM
...As reported elsewhere, 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, 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.