Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Is the Government Stockpiling Ammo to Thwart Gun Owners?

From the Week:
'Homeland Security has more or less laughed off 'found it so inherently unbelievable that those statements would be made it was hard to ascribe credibility to them.'
Uh, huh. But that's not a 'no.'

The ammo in question is .40 caliber and 9mm hollow point bullets - which are prohibited under the Geneva Convention. The Department of Homeland Security seeks to purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next few years.

IBD did the math (via Jazz Shaw at Hotair):
'Chaffetz noted that the department currently has more than 260 million rounds in stock. He said the department bought more than 103 million rounds in 2012 and used 116 million that same year among roughly 70,000 agents.

Comparing that with the small-arms purchases by the U.S. Army, he said the DHS is churning through between 1,300 and 1,600 rounds per officer per year, while the Army goes through roughly 350 per officer.'
Homeland security claims all that ammo is needed  'for training.' Yet, the question remains unasked and unanswered: Training for what??

'In a July 2, 2008 speech in Colorado Springs, candidate Obama said: "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."

The government that would limit law-abiding citizens to some seven bullets to defend their families and their homes still has some explaining to do.'
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