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Her Department of Homeland Security apparently has purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition since last spring. Does the government really need enough ammo. to fight an Iraqi war every year for 25 years for "Homeland Security".
In a puzzling, unexplained development, the Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months, with the Department of Homeland Security just placing another order for an additional 21.6 million rounds.
Several other agencies of the federal government also began buying large quantities of bullets last year. The Social Security Administration, for instance, not normally considered on the frontlines of anything but dealing with seniors, explained that its purchase of millions of rounds was for special agents' required quarterly weapons qualifications. They must be pretty poor shots.
But DHS has been silent about its need for numerous orders of bullets in the multiple millions. Indeed, Examiner writer Ryan Keller points out Janet Napolitano's agency illegally redacted information from some ammunition solicitation forms following media inquiries.
According to one estimate, just since last spring DHS has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. That's sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times. Including illegal immigrants.
To provide some perspective, experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, DHS is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war.
The perceived need for so much ammunition in federal custody is especially strange given Obama's double-barreled emphasis in his inaugural address on the approaching end in Afghanistan "of a decade of war." And he also noted, "We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war."
The lack of a credible official explanation for such awesome ammunition acquisitions is feeding all sorts of conspiracy theories, mainly centered on federal anticipation of some kind of domestic insurrection. Napolitano has at times alluded to threats from the extreme right-wing.
Other conspiracists harken back to an Obama Colorado campaign speech in July, 2008. That day he deviated from his prepared text to say:
"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
Writing at American Thinker, Lee Cary noted at the time that the speech context seemed to involve expanded opportunities for community service. But as still happens when Obama goes off-teleprompter, his non-fortuitous word choice on the fly such as "national security force" prompted numerous writers to speculate since about some kind of national Obama para-military force.
And as great as Obama's unlikely, newly-revealed passion for skeet-shooting might be, that involves shotguns, not handguns over-heated from blasting off millions of rounds.
Additionally, Napolitano, a former governor of Arizona, is widely expected to seek the 2016 Democrat presidential nomination. But you wouldn't think she'd need that much ammo for such a bid.
I've been seeing this in a lot of places with various amounts of ammunition being procured, but, much like Sandy Hook, you can't seem to get a straight story on what's happening.
Lots of smoke here, and I don't particularly care for the implications.
My black helicopter twitch says that they are preparing for massive civil unrest with a well armed populace.
I got brains. I got big ol' brains. I got dinosaur brains.
My take is that they are trying to create a shortage of ammo. and drive up prices; but a part of me shares your concerns on several different levels.
I'm sorry to say that didn't even consider simplest option. Buying up ammo to drive up the prices actually makes sense. Just like the order for the military to quit selling it's used brass to ammunition makers. If you can't ban them then make it too expensive to own a gun. It's interesting that they aren't, by some reports, buying up anything other than hollow points. I.e., no practice rounds.
We have a very devious and dangerous group of a-holes leading our government. Even by DC's standards.
I get the idea, but to what end? Does Homeland Security have a lot of investments in ammo sales? The dangerous and obvious thing here is that these aren't diamonds...
I'd feel a whole lot better about Homeland Security if they backed a civilian's right to secure their home rather than stockpiling ammo at a time of political controversy involving gun ownership...
I also don't really like to do the "..." thing, but...
Occam's razor, but regardless; I think its a complete mistake to try to make sense what these people are doing. Holder actually thought that selling several thousand automatic weapons and ammo. to Mexican drug lords would help build the case against automatic weapon sales. They have agendas that I don't like thinking about.
That's my favorite gun control trump card at the moment.
I think I am going to buy a gun and lots of ammo myself. Just for the hell off it.
I just figured they're stock piling to send to LA to ensure retarded LA cops can keep pumping 100 rounds into innocent civilian vehicles while hunting Christopher Dorner
Buy some dies, powder and lead. Reload your own. It's kind of fun too.
I'm having a very difficult time these days figuring out what is happening with our government and the media.
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