DHS Classifies Ammo Purchase

DHS Classifies Ammo Purchase

There are 1 comment on the story from Jan 30, 2013, titled DHS Classifies Ammo Purchase. In it, reports that:

The Department of Homeland Security has redacted information relating to the quantity of bullets it is buying following a controversy concerning the agency’s purchase of over a billion rounds of ammo, which many fear is a sign the federal government is preparing for civil unrest in the United States. Despite the fact that documents are only supposed to be redacted if authorized by Congress or for national security reasons, a solicitation posted on the FedBizOpps website yesterday concerning ammunition purchases made by the DHS on behalf of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) contains numerous blacked out sections. The classified portions of the document include references to the amount of 223 62 and 223 64 grain ammunition being purchased. The solicitation explains how the contract put out by the DHS to purchase the ammunition was not subject to “full and open competition,” a process justified by what the DHS claims was an “unusual and compelling urgency” to acquire the bullets, noting that there is a shortage of bullets which is threatening a situation which could cause “substantial safety issues for the government” should law enforcement officials not be adequately armed. The Department of Homeland Security’s decision to black out sections of the document, including the number of bullets being purchased, is likely to be related to a massive controversy which has snowballed over the last few weeks pertaining to concerns as to why the federal agency has purchased well over a billion rounds of bullets over the last 6 months alone. The DHS’ decision back in March to purchase of 450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage prompted questions as to why the federal agency required such powerful bullets and in such large quantities merely for training purposes. This was followed up by a more recent order for a further 750 million rounds of assorted ammunition, including bullets that can penetrate walls. Given the fact that the DHS is also acquiring riot gear in preparation for civil unrest which could take place at the upcoming DNC, RNC and presidential inauguration, the purchase of ammunition in such massive numbers has stoked fears that the federal government could be preparing to use force against the American people. Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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John Crichton

Byron Center, MI

#1 Feb 3, 2013
DO YOUR RESEARCH!! NRA has already looked into this & issued statement explaining what's really going on -- this is, in fact, part of the normal govt. procurement process. Long-story-short: the govt. issued a five year procurement contract with ammo producers; about half of the rounds go to DHS and the dozens of departments under their umbrella; the rest go to other non-DHS departments and agencies.

What the govt. is doing is saving $$$ in making one large blanket purchased order covering a 5-yr. period rather than ordering piecemeal. Several pro-gun / 2nd Amendment Congressional Reps. have gone on record and issued public statements to this effect.

As to the types of ammo being purchased, the DHS and its myriad of umbrella-agencies have always used this stuff; .40 hollow-point ammo is standard issue to virtually all armed enforcement personnel.


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