"purchase amount for the next 4-5 years" - and the supply has been compared to enough to fight the Iraq war for 24 years [ 4-5 years versus 24 - see a problem]. But you yourself stated that "has no bearing" on the comparison - agreed. So instead we go to DHS own statements about typical usage of 15 million rounds/year. And they have bought 1.6 billion - that equates to 106 year supply - I would call that stockpiling - how's that comprehension going?<quoted text>
Regarding the armored vehicles, this type of vehicle is already in service within many policew departments. I would venture that they could've used something like one during the North Hollywood shootout a few years back. And you never know when the next Nakatomi Plaza might be taken over.
Did you happen to notice that the article clearly stated that the total purchase amount was for the next 4-5 years out, which would indicate that the total is not being purchased now, hence how can they be "stockpiling". For someone who is quick to question the comprehension abilities of others, you do seem to jump to conclusions quite a bit yourself.
Another point is that the amount of ammo used in a war, in this case the amount used in Iraq, has no bearing on the amount of ammo required for training personel in these various federal agencies.
Recycled fears, recycled lies.
And most if not all, depending on the article, of that ammo is hollow point - which is illegal to use in wartime and is NOT used for training purposes, it's too expensive. So tell me -just when and where is the DHS going to use ammunition that our military is not allowed to use because it is "so lethal that the Geneva Convention does not allow their use on the battle field in time of war."