In the last three years numerous domestic US government agencies have ordered a total of over 750 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.
Multiple government agencies that specifically operate primary inside the United States have gone on a literal ammunition spending spree in preparation for what they must believe will be some sort of violent event.
In 2009, Winchester Ammunition was awarded a contract to supply the Department of Homeland Security with 200 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammunition.
This huge ammunition order was apparently only the beginning.
In early March 2012 ATK won an indefinite delivery contract to supply DHS with a whooping 450 million more .40 caliber hollow point rounds.
The Department of Homeland Security is not the only US agency openly stocking up on .40 caliber ammo.
In November 2011 the FBI posted a request to the FBO.gov website for up to 1 million rounds of hollow point ammunition.
Not to be left out of the ammunition stocking spree, the US Forest Service recently purchased 320,000 rounds of ammo and, for their part, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking an additional 13,500 rounds.
DHS also apparently has an open bid for a stockpile of rifle ammo. Listed on the federal business opportunities network, they’re looking for up to 175 million rounds of .223 caliber ammunition to be exact.
Why is the US government buying millions of rounds of bullets specifically for use in what can only be assumed to be future “domestic operations.”